Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Rain and Storms and Wind, Oh My!

So far it has been a wet summer.  In the last couple of weeks we have had some type of moisture come down nearly every day.  Begs the question if I am in Oregon or Michigan?  Last week we had a big storm that knocked out our electricity for 2 1/2 days. The lightening display was a wonder to behold.  We do have a generator that kept our refrigerator running and the lights on in several rooms so that was wonderful, but having no computer or tv makes ones life a bit different than what one is accustomed to.

In spite of no electricity I managed to complete prizes for the retreat, work on the two wedding quilts, finish the ring bearer pillow and get the step-outs for the retreat completed.  Things are coming together and that feels good.  It's hard to believe that at the end of next week we will be on our way to CA.

During the electrical outage I did have a learning moment.  I had been running low on motivation for the projects that needed to be done.  Without the machine and lights I was forced to do different things and dream a little.  Playing with my art supplies and my drawing/sketching journal was just the thing I needed to get back on the creative track.  I have now decided that I will schedule a day of drawing, playing and dreaming on my calendar at least once a month.  Seeing the next few dates already in my planner makes me smile and eager to get busy.  Maybe you too could find some time for creative play and dreaming.

Living in Grace and Gratitude-


Brett and Stephanie's wedding quilt coming together

Ring bearers pillow ( silk ribbon and lace)


1 comment:

  1. Oh man, Dee! Wish we could share some of that wet weather! California is the most brown I've seen it in the 17 years I've lived here. Impressive how you rearranged to accommodate mother nature. Love, love the projects in this post! All so gorgeous. The ring bearer's pillow and soon to be wedding ring quilt are treasures the "kids" will cherish. I can't wait to see the prizes up close at the retreat :-)