…and a finished quilt
This is our third week of school around here. I include me in that “our” as well. I am learning a ton about this new stage of life. You’d think that with the house quiet a peaceful all day long I’d have long hours to sew and sew. This is not reality, well not the reality I am choosing anyway. Instead I’m learning how to balance self and family.
“But no one is home, why do you worry about family?”
Well, I learned a while back that afternoons are the worst time of day for me. I am worn out and spent, ready for a nap and even cranky at times. (more times than I like to admit) Afternoon is also the time that all three of my kids come home.
I like to imagine happy kids skipping home ready to greet me with a smile and hugs. However, I don’t think this has happened once. Instead my kids are hot and sweaty (It’s nearly 100 deg. out of the house) tired and ready to fight.
Add this to my tired cranky self and it can be quite a mess, I assure you.
Now try to add in making dinner, helping with homework, reviewing notes from teachers, preparing for the evening….. The list could just go on.
So, I’ve been working on a routine that will help us ease into the evening.(one of my favorite times of day) Mostly I’m talking about cleaning, cooking, meditating, napping and finishing my duties as much as I can so that I can be rested and able to greet them, if they can not greet me, with a smile and a hug. Ready and in the right state of mind so that I can help them transition back home.
This of course has led to a change in my creating time. (or at least the creating time I thought I was going to get) Lets not even talk about blogging time. But through it all, I had some moments here and there to spend on this quilt and I’m even here talking about it.
I am loving it so very much. I did the same design as my last quilt and am thinking about putting directions together for it. Any one interested in hearing about it?
Anyway, here it is.
This one has been added to the shop.
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