August Break #11 – and Quilting 101

Tomorrow is the last day of my beginners quilting class.  I was a week behind, so I have been playing catch up tonight.  My project is going to be a wall hanging and I think I chose beautiful batiks in blues and greens.  My boarder (and the backing) has geckos.  The photo doesn’t do the colors justice, but at least you’ll get an idea of what I’ve been up to.  And yes, it is FULL of mistakes.  But isn’t that what learning is all about?  (If you haven’t done so yet, or in a while, visit other participants of August Break here.)

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August Break #9

I have been thinking a lot about balance these last couple of days.  My world seems to be out of balance right now and I seem to lack focus.  My youngest is recovering nicely from her surgery and is back in Texas preparing for her 3rd year at university.  I’m working crazy hours and getting little sleep.  This isn’t a good thing as it seems to be affecting my thinking abilities, and I make my living by making decisions.  I need to find a ground, I need balance.

And once I find a balance to my life, I may just spread my wings and fly like this guy!

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