I have been working hard all week on the hand embroidered portion of my tabletop quilt for my Mother in law's quilt show in two weeks (thank god its a small project with minimal quilting).
|First corner heart done|
|This is the third one , I lost a picture of the second one|
I am almost done. Everyday I sit first thing and dedicate at least two hours. This is a first for me, you see I am great at giving time to my house, family, work. However, when it comes to working on a "personal" project I have a very hard time giving myself the "personal" time. Especially to work on something meant for moi. I'm always feeling I should be taking care of something else or others. I mean real guilt sets in and it's an instant road block. I stop working on it feeling really selfish taking the "personal" time. It falls wayside and somehow (wink wink) a new project manifests and I have 352,00 projects unfinished ( yes that is my magic number when I am exaggerating, you will see it often!).
I ran out of the floss I was using ,Weeks Dye Works hand dyed floss in Aztec Red 2258 which perfectly matched the French General fabric I used for the quilt. The 352,000 other red flosses I have in my stash just wouldn't do! So I cyber ran over to Anita's Little Stitches . This is hands down one of my favorite site for threads. She has everything and got it here lightening fast!
I also picked up these along the way...
|I love the autumn like colors|
|and I got a free gift!|
I have really learned through years of reflection that I deserve treating myself to "personal" time and doing for me, myself and I.
We can't help others until We help and nourish ourselves. We can't always be the giver. We must to learn how to receive. WE ARE WORTH IT!
Now another matter ... I got my first follower YAY! This next picture is for her. It is a Vintage Halloween postcard. Another thing I collect !!
So glad to meet you "The Graphics Fairy"
|I'm a Halloween junky|
~ Lokah Samastah Sukinoh Bhavantu~May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.