Of course we all know that Spring is still a few weeks away, but we can at least think of warmer weather. Is that to much to ask? We have been in the single digits for so long now, my achy bones are becoming resentful. That walk down the stairs to my sewing room is getting more difficult as each day passes. I need heat, this body is one day going to refuse to come out from under the covers.
My birds need me, my cats need me, but more importantly my fabric, help. My sewing room is cold, when I pick up my scissors to cut, they are cold. C’mon Spring, I need you. I have moved half my stuff to another room to sew, but that is when my bones talk back to me, “oh no, not another trip downstairs to that cold room again,” voice. I no sooner get warm and then I must hurry off to work. It is starting to affect my creative juices, its to cold to think some days.
There are better days ahead, at least we have sunshine and smiles, albeit frozen, but there is so much to be done for the quilt show, the writers conference and I have new challenges to work on. I’m finishing up a Downton Abbey mini quilt, but also doing a quilt for the Quilt Alliance with a dog theme. I’m also working on a quilt for cancer on behalf of my sister. Some of you know I lost my sister Deb to ovarian cancer recently. I’m doing this quilt to honor her, can’t wait to see it finished. I miss you Deb, some where on that quilt will be purses for you. Because you loved your purses, like no one else ever could. And I’m almost certain heaven is a little brighter with you there, and it’s already Spring, and a ray of sunshine.
With all that there is to do, sometimes life throws you a curve ball. I’ve always got my hand in several pots at the same time. I’m busy with work, I’m creating quilts, I’m a writer of many articles and books in the works. I have a family to care for, as well as my pet companions. On occasion, I like to catch up on my sleep. So when my boss was injured, I knew there would be extra hours to put in, no problem. But after a few weeks of running back and forth, I knew something had to give. I’ll be the first to admit I’m no spring chicken, at the end of the day I was exhausted. I’ve always been active, I’m off and running early most days. But I’m pooped, when I’m to tired to visit with the animals or stay awake long enough for the evening news, I have to get off the merry ground of the fast life.
So how do I do this, well let me tell you it wasn’t easy. Everyone involved thought I was leaving for good or abandoning them. That is not the case, everything else in my life was put on hold so I could meet other’s needs. Some days I barely laid in my own bed, before it was time to get back out of it, not good. I contacted a friend who I knew needed a job, she was thrilled and offered her a
position. She said yes as well as another young lady who came on board.
Thankfully I’m starting to get my life back, after all that fabric, the machine, my quilting was not going to get done by itself. I grew up in a large family so I know how to balance and juggle just about anything that comes my way, but there comes a time when we all realize we have to much to juggle. I thank God for friends and back ups to help me out, my life and routine is back the way I want and need it to be.