More Yoga, More GirlTime, & Still Trying to Love My Neighbors
I’m up early for an 8am yoga class, 9:30am Vanilla Latte and a 10am counseling session with my dear friend and quilt shop owner, Linda. Why do I need counseling? Because after pin basting Linda’s Quilt of Valor (QOV) yesterday I took it home to quilt on my new Juki and now I’m scared – What if it doesn’t turn out? What if I ruin the quilt top? Then what?? Arrrrgh!
So, yoga, Linda and a Vanilla Latte and I should be all better – Right, Linda?
The photo at left shows Linda’s QOV (the red, white and blue), my practice quilting sample (the light blue) and my new quilting/gardening gloves from Atlas Glove. I picked these up at The Feed Store in Chehalis last Sunday. These gloves are AWESOME for gripping your quilt while machine quilting AND they are less than $4 a pair AND they come in green apple, purple, hot pink, and blue AND they fit snug AND the grip extends down through your whole palm.
“You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses.” -Ziggy
I’m still trying to love my neighbors in my backyard and it’s still hard. But I am reminded this morning, with the rise of the sun into another beautiful day, how very, very lucky I am to live where I do. I would imagine that any of those people in my backyard (making noise and generally irritating the heck outta me) would give their eye teeth to switch places with me.
As I edit my photos in the Picasa program, there is a button that will generally fix all clarity, exposure and color problems without futzing around too much – that button is labeled “I’m feeling lucky.”
I’m feeling lucky, indeed.