Thursday, February 16, 2012

You Deserve to Be Happy

I am fortunate to be surrounded by amazing people - and even more fortunate to be surrounded by upstanding men who are even better boyfriends and husbands.  The past week I've again see people in bad relationships, and I'm left wondering why people think they deserve less than to be cherished - especially when there are so many great examples out there - who love their partners to pieces.  To each of you, thank you, keep it up - your partners appreciate it - and you remind me to keep expecting nothing less than the best.

I truly believe that it's important to be happy with yourself, and to make your own happiness.  This past week, I've taken a step to become a better person, and even happier - I joined the gym, and got a trainer.  Here's hoping I continue to believe I'm worth it, even the days I'd rather chew through glass.  I leave you with my last few projects - and this quote:

"things fall apart so other things can fall together <3"

Friday, February 3, 2012

Head First

I've decided that I am going to learn how to sew - more specifically, I'm going to learn how to quilt.  It took me a week to be able to buy anything more than fabric - I was paralyzed every time I went into a craft store.  Shopping and Crafting are both in my bones, and have NEVER intimidated me.  It was a feeling I was not used to.  I'm also a person who likes to jump in and do things - so this quilting business was cramping my style - I had to slow down, read, and try to learn what to do.  

 I've still only quickly read what is essential and what I need to do - I am who I am.  This weekend I'm on call, which means I need to stay close to home - so I thought it would be a good project weekend.  Knowing I can't start sewing away a quilt the way I want to (I haven't even tried to use my sewing machine yet) - so I went and bought a pattern for an owl quilt I saw online.  I figured I could at least start cutting the applique's.  These are the beginnings of an owl quilt designed by Amy Bradley (The Hoots Pattern).  I found someone had taken this pattern and made it a little more adult - which is my aspiration.  (Adapted). 
I'm also still enjoying my Unity Stamp Company Stamp of the Week.  Here's my 2nd project with the 2nd stamp of the week.  I have weeks 3 and 4, and hope to show you 4 cards by the end of the weekend.  I'm also hopeful to get to know my sewing machine - by making some 2 sided cloth napkins.  I bought my first 2 yards of fabric today - it's a big step.


It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.  ~Jacob Bronowski