Monday, September 10, 2012

Slowing Down

So, I think that may have been the longest I've ever gone without really posting over here in the five years I've been blogging! I've sort of given myself permission to not post here every day or even regularly because I really don't want this place to feel like an obligation- for me or for my readers. So, I just took a looong break & it was totally cool & refreshing. 
I've not been slacking of in my absence, though! I assure you, I've been busy.
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a custom order with the newest line from Anna Maria Horner- I keep loving it more & more.

The anniversary weekend celebration at Hip Stitch was so much fun. There was so much that went into it, but it turned out beautifully and I am SO happy I was there. My friends at Hip Stitch sure know how to put on a great event. I'll write more & share some photos of Jacquie and her beautiful quilts, but I've not had a chance to even look through them yet. Let's just say that this was an incredibly inspiring thing for a girl that is so intimidated by quilts because of patterns. ;)

We're now less than three weeks away from moving and I've done very little so far. That all changes this week. I have 1 custom order to finish up, along with a pillow cover for my mom, and once those are finished, I think that sadly, I'm going to pack up my sewing stuff just so I'm not distracted by it when I should be packing. Boo.
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some of my work from the inspiring weekend workshops

This quiet that I've been looking for and that has manifested here, in this place- it is changing me in a great way. I'm slowing things down and I couldn't be happier with the things I've been able to do now that I'm not trying to do all of the things. My stress level is low(ish), I'm sleeping pretty well, not getting so many headaches, I'm waking up earlier, reading, knitting, embroidering and creating in my head. I'm thinking about things that make me smile and I am so thankful for it all. I'm thankful for a lord that loves us & wants us to be at peace in our lives.

What have you done to slow down lately?

7 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that embroidery is beautiful!! I didn't see it Saturday - so glad you posted a picture!

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    1. Thank you! At this point it'll take me three years to finish. ;)

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  2. Those fabrics are awesome! I haven't used any Anna Maria Horner fabric fro awhile - need to do that again!

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  3. I love this embroidery..........it's darling! What have I been doing to slow down...........silly girl!! NOTHING slows me down! ; ) Love you!

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  4. Love this! Slowing down is a good thing.. And you are so right about God wanting us to be at peace! Most of us fill up our days to full.. You don't need to be busy all the time to have a full life! Can't believe you're moving again! Good luck! And also that embroidery is SO pretty!!

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    1. I know. Slow living is not the normal in our culture, but I can attest that slower feels better. :)

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  5. I think embroidery is the loveliest slow thing.

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