You may recall my New Year's Resolution to blog more often. Well, I did try! But the best laid plans of mice and men (and busy moms) may go astray. It's a bit ironic that after that last blog post my internet went on the fritz. It was off for 2 weeks until we got it fixed, then it was so slow I could eat lunch while a web page opened! So all I could was wait, and say "Oh well!" to my good intentions. :-)
But we're all up and running again, so here's to second chances!
Another of my resolutions was to work on my pile of UFO's (unfinished objects!), so I finally got one of my many quilt tops in the frame and started working on the lengthy hand-quilting process. There's just something relaxing for me about sitting down and making beautiful patterns with thread.
I also like to crawl underneath the frame and look up at the back of the quilt. The white backing fabric becomes translucent with the light shining through, and the colors of the quilt appear frosted and far away. It brings back memories of playing in blanket forts as a little girl! I'm not too dignified to crawl under a quilt frame for a few minutes with my camera. :-)
I was also thrilled to receive two seed orders in the mail last week, and I'm already making plans for an amazing garden this year! We've been in our new home for a little over 2 months now, with all the landscaping brown and dead or sleeping underground. I can't wait for spring, and seeing all the bulbs I planted pushing up through the moist earth. There's already a wonderful herb and flower garden that I have plans to add on to, and so many wonderful patio planters that I hope to fill with fun new miniature veggie varieties!
Until then I'll keep making plans on paper, and finding colorful things to photograph while the world outside is still brown and grey. Keep looking for moments of beauty in your own life!