Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Agrarian Beginnings

It starts here...

...and here. It may not look like it, but our growing season begins now.

The rhubarb...

...and the daffodils know -it is the beginning of a new growing season. Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Snow & Quilt Repeat

And more snow. I love it, but only because we do not have to go anywhere. Actually, I don't think we could go anywhere, even if we wanted to. So, we stayed home again today -and I quilted.

I finished the body of my quilt yesterday, and now I only have the border left to finish. I am doing a lot of thinking while I quilt. Some of my thinking is remembering when I first started making this -my youngest was a toddler and now she's eighteen! Granted, it was put away in a box for several years, but I spent over a year piecing it and now it's going to have been over a year quilting it. It is a bit like my children -lots of hard work from beginning to end. At times, both raising children and making this quilt seemed incredibly overwhelming and impossible to do. But quilting is done one stitch at a time, and parenting is accomplished one day at a time. You focus on those individual stitches and days and do the best you can until one day you're finished. There is no more left for you to do, and you step back and see that the result is so incredibly awesome you can hardly believe you've had a part in it!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snow Days

Snow days -and we are all safe at home. The snow is so beautiful...

...but instead of going out to play in the snow, I'm staying inside...

...and working on finishing this quilt.