Well, as everyone who knows me knows, that’s a lie. However this morning, while taking the dogs out, it was 24F with no wind, the sun was shining low in the Eastern sky, and it was beautiful. Everything had the frost twinkle on it and it looked like the landscape had been sprinkled with diamonds. Of course I didn’t have my camera with me and with two dachshunds on leads, I didn’t have any hands for a camera anyway.
As beautiful as the outside was, I was really ready to come in when the dogs were. And this is what I was ready for: hot oatmeal, a banana, and hot coffee (a 4 point breakfast for WW’s). Now I am ready for whatever the day brings.
And I am happy to share where I am in the Color Pallet Challenge. This little quilt is a fused “art” piece. It is 8 1/2 x 11”. I only have it fused in place and hope to begin some form of quilting this week. I used my Go to cut the shapes and played with the design last weekend. One lesson I learned, from Laura while watching a segment of Sewing with Nancy, was that I need to fuse take the paper off of the fused fabric prior to cutting the shapes. It is not always easy to get the paper off of small shapes and the whole piece of paper is usable whereas the smaller pieces just get thrown away.
One other rambling thought. I am Facebook friends with a 20 year old who has a 3 year old child. Almost every day she writes that she “has” to go to work and how much she hates having to leave her child or how much she hates her job. I want, so much, to tell her that she doesn’t “have” to go to work. She can stay home. Of course she will have no money for the house she wants, for her son’s clothes, food, or the fun she wants to have. And I want to tell her that there are lots of people who really want work and would be happy to take her place at her work.
I thought of all of this yesterday as I was leaving at 7 am to begin my once a week 13 hour day traveling and leading WW meetings. My first thought was that I would much rather be in the studio (I am retired, you know). Then I remembered my Facebook friend and realized how lucky I am that I can share my success with others, that I have the health that allows me to hit the road and travel around, and that I then can come back home to be greeted by a loving husband and some really great puppies. I do thank my God that I am so blessed.