Sunday Sewing

wooly-thoughtsIt’s a quiet Sunday at our house, which is a nice change for us, these past few weekends have been sort of rough with all our plumbing nightmares and other assorted stresses.  Thankfully we’ve got all new pipes down in the basement, the toilet is flushing and everything is draining.  I never quite realized just how nice it was to have running water until suddenly we were without it.  Very first world of me, I know.  I’m just very grateful for the repair technicians and the new pipes, even if the bill is a little frightening.  I’m just going to make one more wee plug for my Tarot Bags that you can purchase or if you’d like some guidance you can book a reading with me!

gameI had friends over for game night on Friday night.  My wife and I are playing halfling identical twins and other friends are playing a druid and a giant bear.  We found some ancient ruins and a little treasure and then found a baby dragon that I tried to befriend.  It did not go well and a magical dragon lady took the baby dragon off with her.

It’s always such a fun time, relaxing time with friends where we laugh, kill monsters, and work together to solve puzzles.  I got to use my climbing skills to get our party across a pit with spikes at the bottom.

aaWe spent yesterday sewing, quilting, and baking cupcakes and filling them with lemon curd and then we drove to a cemetery a few towns over where the person my wife role plays for Strawbery Banke is buried.  It was pretty neat to find the headstone of the actual woman she’s portraying for work.

Later today we’re heading over to my wife’s parents’ house for dinner and this morning I slept in a little bit and hung some quilts on the walls at my house.  I worked on a post about my Tarot reading space (it’ll go up on Monday) and I did some laundry.  It’s been really peaceful and lovely.  And right now I’m sitting in my studio with a lavender scented candle that smells amazing.  Out my window I can see a gorgeous sunny day and our rainbow flag is billowing in the wind out in front of our cozy little house.  I’m feeling really lucky and happy.

I hope you’re all feeling the same.

Wooly Wednesday

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You guys, I have been SO SICK for the last few weeks!  It’s been just a cold, but I have asthma so for me, just a cold turns into this interminable coughing jag that lasts forever!  Poor me 😉

But what that means is that I’ve been out of work a handful of days and I’ve spent those days making things!  I picked up quilting and I just cannot stop making quilts!!

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My gramma, who passed away January of last year, was an avid and accomplished quilter.  She made so many quilted things in her life.  I have a quilt that she made for me when I went to college and so do my brothers.  And while she was alive, I liked her quilts, thought that they were beautiful, but I had no real interest in making one myself.

I inherited a bunch of her fabric and her quilting books after she passed last year and I’ve just suddenly got the quilting bug.  My gramma, when she was alive, could be a little bit difficult at times, and towards the end when she was struggling with Alzheimer’s and dementia it was tough.  For me, this sudden surge in QUILT ALL THE THINGS, is giving me a way to remember her with more fondness and less difficulty.  It feels rather like an inheritance in and of itself.  As though she’s given me this ability, passing it on to me even after she’s passed.

After all, I have her books and some of her fabric.

I’m having so much fun making things.  So, thanks, gramma.

Weekly Readings

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How to be of Service  In spiritual communities, it’s often believed that at your lowest point, to be of service to someone else can turn your entire situation around. That looking past our own suffering for ways to alleviate the suffering of someone else is a key to happiness and fulfillment.
No time like the present to test the theory, right?

Use Your Words: how speech can shape the revolution.

A new tarot spread from Asali Earthwork about transitioning from Winter to Spring.

Also from Asali: Ritual and Honey for casting away.

What I’m knitting: Eternal Spring socks: because everyone needs some red lacey socks!
What I’m playing: Lego Jurassic World (SO FUN)
What I’m eating: I’m experimenting with meal replacement bars because I’ve been making lots of terrible eating choices and my health is suffering because of it.  These are helping me keep my blood sugar in check.
What I bought: All the unicorn related sock yarns!  From the Lemonade Shop and Sheepy Fibers.
What I’m learning: how to quilt!  I found a craftsy class I liked and I’ve sewn a simple patchwork quilt top!  Then I went on to make a wee pieced block.  It turned out all wrong and wonky, but I learned!  Who knew you had to add on seam allowances?   Well, I would have if I’d read the instruction section 😉  Sometimes I have too much Swords (I-know-how-to-do-it-already!) energy and not quite enough earthy Pentacles (let’s-read-the-instructions-first) energy.  I’m great at starting and less great at finishing.  Did I mention that my sewing machine wasn’t working and I figured out how to fix it all by myself?  Pretty proud of that little feat 🙂