Tuesday, January 22, 2013

the swing of things

 phew! getting back in the swing of things and developing a new routine has been harder for me this month, a lot of changes for me but I will figure it out :)

as stated in my new post of the year last week mentioning my goals. I did run yesterday! I took off 7 weeks of running, my body and mind definitely feel it now! I ran 3 miles, it was a slow 3 miles but still 3 miles! lets just say I am a bit sore this morning :)

I also sewed yesterday :) I started the Riley Blake Monthly Mystery Block, should be fun, doing it with a friend! this quilt will be one of my goals of (at least) 6 quilts to do this year.  Should finish the total block today.  Today I am participating in Fabric Tuesday over at Quilt Story, gives me the push to get some sewing done since it's always pushed aside.  My other friend Dana is helping me be accountable on my sewing, she is not very subtle about it either! ;) so hopefully her guilt trips will keep me sewing!

Finishing up an apron today and also starting the ever so famous Scrappy Trip Along that everyone is doing! wish I would have started a couple of weeks ago but that is okay :)

while drinking my coffee this morning and reading blogs, I read this. Wow! I love it when God places something in your face right when you need it. If you don't read her blog, you really should! a few words really stood out to me today

"You don’t get to make up most of your story. You get to make peace with it.
You don’t get to demand your life, like a given. You get to accept your life, like a gift.
Beginnings and middles, they are only yours to embrace, to unwrap like a gift.
But you get the endings. You always get the endings.
You get the endings and you get to make them a gift back to the Giver.
She told herself that, tucking falling strands behind her ear: Here wasn’t a glory to wrestle, but a grace to receive. Isn’t everything that is good always hard?
What if — She let herself be loved whatever way her Lord deemed best.
You’ve only accepted Christ as your Lord without reservation — as much as you have accepted your life as a gift without regret."
just go read all of it! 


Hopeful Homemaker said...

I guess we're trading inspiration today! I may have to start that block of the month project, it looks like fun! And you're right, Ann's post was perfect. Funny how many emotions a woman experiences at the stove, over a pan of whatever, over the years. Thanks so much for sharing!

Dee said...

Love the colors and fabrics for your chevron! So calm and peaceful.
So happy to you posting again! I love seeing what inspires you and hearing about your running!

Dana Gaffney said...

That's so pretty, you picked the perfect fabric so calm and soothing. Keep up the good work and I won't have to use my subtlety. ;)