Outside my window...the sun is shining with a vengeance! The weather people are talking about severe storms later with a chance of hail but right now I cannot imagine that happening. However, on the off chance that they are correct my wonderful husband took the windows off my cold frame so that they don't get broken.
I am thinking...about words and the power that they wield. Words have always been important in my life but never so much as they are now. My situation and circumstance have made it difficult for me to arrange words in my own way so I have had to rely on the words of others to comfort, inspire, and express for me.
I am thankful for...my sister(in law) ReNee' and my brother Tom. The few short hours that we had together this weekend and your gift of time off for Doug and I have infinite value to both of us. We love you and thank you.
From the kitchen...I thought simple would be best so there is quiche on the menu tonight. I hope to make enough to stash some away in the freezer.
I am wearing...grey capris and a burgundy tank. It is already quite warm today and the clock hasn't even turned 9 AM.
I am hoping...to get the three quilts piled on my table and the one on the frame quilted this week. Time and my mother's behavior will tell but that is my goal.
I am hearing...Mr. Cardinal calling to his mate, the whirring of the fan in the ceiling of the porch, and the voices of our backyard neighbors drifting out the open door of their house.
Around the house...all of my crops have sprouted! Perhaps I will be able to grow food for my family here as I was able to back in New York.
One of my favorite things...Early mornings alone to observe and revel in the changes that are happening right outside my door. All of the trees have little baby leaves on them and have already begun to shade the yard and porch.
A few plans for the rest of the week...get mom to the dr. today and hopefully the dog to the groomer as well. Work on my quilts so that I can get them shipped out by the end of the week and spend my days slowing down time so that I can be
continually in tuned to all of the gifts of God in my life.
Here is a picture thought that I am sharing with you....
I went shopping for border and binding fabric for the wedding ring quilts and these three are what I came up with. The picture doesn't do them justice but I really like the way that they bring out the colors in the quilt.