I have thought hard about what I want to focus on in life. There is work and there is family. Those are no-brainers. And my health isn’t the best. I have some things I need to fix. Not want to fix, not should fix – need to fix. I know I will feel better if I eat less and move more. Sigh. And I need to manage my stress. I have gotten a fairly decent meditation routine in. I would like to amp that up with some regular yoga.
So exercise, yoga, and sewing. If I focus on those things I think I will get better at all of them. Each day I can make progress. They vicious circle is finding the energy to do the things to give me energy when I feel so zapped. Really zapped. I know it is my blood sugar and thyroid. And I know seeing the doctor and moving more will fix both. But I don’t wanna. 🙂 But I will.
Today I felt pretty low physically. But I did sew some. A woman at work is having a baby and doesn’t want to know the gender and doesn’t have a particular color scheme in mind. Hello, creativity.
I copied the pattern from a picture of a quilt a friend recently sent me. Her quilt is gorgeous – black and white squares surrounded by white sashing and pale pink setting squares. I had the black-and-white squares already cut. I decided on mint and yellow ombre. Love that one fabric provides so many different colors. I am still searching for a back. J will do simple straight-line quilting and I am going to work hard to improve my binding skills with this one. I really do want to get better at that.
In addition to the constant stream of baby quilts, I have been working on the Gypsy Wife Quilt using a new fabric line designed by Robyn Pandolph. The fabric is very shabby chic, harkening back to when I used Robyn Pandolph fabrics in the 90s. 🙂 I absolutely fell in love with this fabric, now I am just hoping it can keep my interest for the entire quilt. I think it will be beautiful, but right now it is feeling a little same-y.
In other news, my kittencat still is off-the-charts cute and sweet. Although right now he is off napping somewhere, which means I can do some beading embroidery. Absolutely impossible when he is near.