Sunday, August 30, 2009
Quilting Bee #21
Good morning all!! I am going to start out with an apology...I posted the beautiful crazy quilt above with out listing the wonderful artist that created it (Quilting Bee#16). I try hard to give credit where it is due..the artist. So when I received a gentle email letting me know I had not given her credit for her beautiful quilt..I felt horrid. Somehow I had missed it! I did though appreciate the opportunity to do so today. So the delightful quilt above was created by Sharon B. . If you click here it will take you to her website where you can view several of her beautiful pieces of work and wonderful instructions!!! Thank you hon for letting me know!!!
So I am thinking it is cooling off a bit and we will again be inside quilting and chatting today..so how about something hearty!! I have a wonderful chef here today and she will be cooking up some wonderful breakfast skillets for you today. Hash browns stacked with veggies, eggs, meat, cheese what ever your heart desires..you just order it up!! There are biscuits and gravy and omelets if you would prefer. Some of that delicious Kona coffee and hot or iced tea for today. There is a lovely seasonal selection of fruit. The grapefruit looks amazing!!! I have racked a wonderful quilt today full of surprises and delights. Thank you so for joining me today! Please pull up a chair!!
We took the car on it's first official outing this weekend. She did beautifully!! It was Jim's birthday and getting out of town seemed like a wonderful treat. We have not had a car of our own since Nonni was born. So going off tootling about is not something she has experienced much. Most times we have had a car it was rented for a purpose and driving for the joy of it just didn't happen. As we were driving along today a car was pulling a large boat in front of us. You couldn't see the car and Nonni piped up and said,
"Look Mama, it's a boat that drives itself!!"
This seemed very normal to her - thank you Sponge Bob. We giggled and I explained. But there was a part of me that suddenly realized..what an innocent thing she said. Not because it was cute or funny..but from lack of experience. It stopped me for a moment and paid closer attention to what she and Fox were discussing in the back seat. There was a part of me that felt really sad that these joys had been denied my children because of the lack of car.
As we headed up into the woods, the air cleared and all you could smell was that heavenly smell of pine warmed in the sun. They smelled it right away. I took a long deep breathe myself and sighed. OMG it was heavenly that smell of the woods, the pines reaching to the sky.. that deep blue sky. Oh how I missed it..how I had lost that feeling over the last six long car less years. I love the woods. Everything there calls my soul, touches my heart, fills my senses with joy.
How could I have lost this? But lost it I had. I had lost touch with my Earthy soul. I had packed it away in a town bound box and put it away. Over the last couple of years I had even forgotten to take it out and look at it, the smell of pine straw warmed by the sun, calling birds and flowing streams. That sweet smell of the woods. That delicious scent that ignites my creativity and makes my heart sing. I had lost it. But...today as I watched my children find the joys of clean pine scented mountain air, hiking dusty trails and looking down a mountain side from 1000 feet up, I found that joy I had misplaced. I won't loose it again.
So...Quilting Bees, what item have you shelved? What sits waiting to stir your soul and ignite your passions? What box is waiting for you to reopen it today? Please share with us if you would like...what is in your box?
I think I will have some Kona coffee and a very small breakfast skillet with potatoes, eggs and some veggies..oh and cheese. Yummmmmy! What can I order up for you?? Thank you for joining me again today, you honor me!!I hope you all have a wonderful week!! Namaste, Sarah