the snow pictures above are the past and have been replaced by wind. wind that blows steadily and consant. the kind of wind that shakes the house, rearranging all the outside furniture and causes headaches and irritable personalities ;( yes, i am sorry to report that all i encounter and ask to their wellbeing the reply is; “i’m good but this wind is grating on my nerves and giving me a headache, when will it let up’}? even as far as chicago the reports are the same from family members, “this wind...”!
the only consolation to the wind is that it is blowing winter out and pulling spring in behind her.
i know this because my spring seeds have arrived via the mailman. yes my package blew in with the wind. the excitement had me forgetting the blustery day and dreaming of kale, beets and chard.
soon very soon my garden will be blooming all shade of green bearing wonderful food.
the sewing club has again commenced with a very exciting project....THE SEW TOGETHER BAG.
not only is this an exciting bag with new and old skills to practice but it is like a puzzle to be put together using fabric and zippers.
the sewing club is not a group that competes to “ finish” a project, but rather a group that slowly moves through all the steps one at a time. no feelings of competitiveness, or even wanting to be the first done. we move slowly- mindful of each step and being acutely aware of what we forgot to bring to club.
i forgot to pick up more interfacing, oh well we have chai to drink and conversation to take part of. one member went on a “first date” with a new man, so we had that to discuss. even though it was their first meet-up she left promptly to be at sewing club. this girl has her priorities in line! men come and go-some stay a life time, but sewing, sewing is in our soul, a life time of personal expression.
the red bags were made by me-“mom” for my girls. a fun quick sew up filled with girl scout cookies.
a small gesture to remind my girls they are always in my thoughts, deeds and heart. the men near to me were also given gifts..a hand made shirt and much desired fly fishing trinket.
chin up-the wind will lay down soon...........