That seems to be the million dollar question circling inside my head these days. Balance in everyday life - balance to do what's important, balance to do what's not important, balance to do what's fun and even balance to do what's not so fun but needs to be done. There's a process to finding that balance and I'm looking hard for it - how do you find balance.
On a totally different note the weather around here has been wonderful - no complaining on my part. It's sandal season - yahoooo. The ice was gone when we came home from our trip - nothing but sparkling water the next morning when we woke up. Docks are slowly going in around the lake and ours will be tomorrow. Little green shoots of some of the plants are starting to reach for the sky - and those dam geese are back circling our beach - another sure sign of spring, lol. We're going to do our best to keep them off the beach this year - wish us luck :) - scooping up that goose crap is noooooooo fun.
We did a couple of projects around here at the Farmhouse the last few weeks. Here's a before shot
We put painted bead board behind the shelves in the bookcases which really makes everything in front pop so much nicer. There's still a piece of crown molding that needs to go up on the black bookcases and a gun that will be mounted on the wall underneath the other ones - but were close to being done with that one - oh and there's always tweaking to do as well, lol - that's never done. The other project is tile behind the back splash in the kitchen (there's a star involved, surprised, lol) - and that's not done yet they needed to order some more tile - so I'll save that one until it's done.
I've got some belated show and tell from retreat back in February that's worth sharing. Can't help you with the names of the quilts, but there's some beauties. Here's the room where we sew -
This next quilt was stunning in real life - my picture didn't turn out very well - but it still needs to be shown
how cute are these
this project was pretty awesome as well - those log cabins are paper pieced - very cool
I've been doing a bit of sewing myself - mostly for the store - here's a few samples
It's Buggy Barn's block of the month called Folk Art Blooms. I of course will be adding wool snippets to mine. I'm enjoying the hand applique very much, it's my relaxer at night. Don't ya just love that little doughnut of filled bobbins. What a handy thing to have around. I took it on our trip and it was nice to have a range of colors without hauling all of those spools of thread. You can find those at Farmhouse Woolens next week :) - in case you wanted to know, lol.
Well that's all I've got for now. I'm going to sign off and go think about the process of balance while I work on my block.
Until Next Time