Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Summer Wrap up and Beginning a New Craft!

Labor Day weekend turned out to be fantastic. My dh and I spent Saturday in San Diego with some of our best friends and we had a great time. I was relaxed and really enjoyed spending time with my friends. I have found that in the past I have spent way to much time focusing on what I do not have and allowing those thoughts to drag me down. But I have made a concerted effort to make 2007 a better year, spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. In doing that, I have realized that the most important thing in my life is love. And I get that all kinds of ways. Being in Chicago made me realized how much I am loved by family and friends alike. When I look at my dh I realize how blessed I am. I waited what seems like a long time for him to me. But he was totally worth the wait! And, days like this past saturday solidified the fact that I am rich. Rich in Love. I am truly grateful for my friends and my family. For sure they have been there for me and I feel blessed to be able to be there for them. Emotionally, I have been able to give back this year, because my heart is full. Physically, I have managed to lose about 17 pounds, though I still have a ways to go, I am a lot better off now than I was last year this time. Spiritually, I have definately been more connected to God and this is truly very important to me. I believe its because of this, that all the other things in my life are much better. I have a measure of peace that I did not have this time last year. So, I am better off mentally as well. Plus, I have knitted a lot more this year and we all know that knitting is the new yoga, so hey, I am batting a thousand. And I get to live in a place that is gorgeous most of the time! Check out San Diego:

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This is a star fish!!! A real one!

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Me and my hubby:

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My friends enjoying the sunset:

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It was a great way to close out the summer.

I spent Monday crafting amongst other things!Check out my free form quilt project. This is perfect for me because I really don't know how to sew yet. (i start my class next week!) This actually called for the stitches to be sort of off. Bingo! Perfect first project. I made three squares so far:

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I am really enjoying this project. I got the pattern from DIY Network featured on an episode of Uncommon Threads.

I am so excited to be trying something new. Check back for more updates on my projects. Knitting update this weekend.

Talk back later!


Virtuous said...

Great pics from the vacay what a HUGE starfish!

That is so great about the quilting! I so want to do that one day in the future! Haha!

Miss Amy said...

I love your pics. The starfish is awesome! I didn't see any when I was in Hermosa. Thanks for the comment on my blog. Good luck on your sewing. I love to sew too. Thanks, Miss Amy

PAJNSTL said...

Gorgeous pics! The starfish is so cool! :)

Sheila said...

Wow!! the pics are beautiful. Ok... now you're starting yes quilting... I love the colors and looking forward to the FO, I also would like to add quilting to my cache of crafts.

Renee said...

I just started to quilt too! I have no idea what I am doing or where I am going with it, but I do enjoy it. Good luck!

Adrienne said...

Love your pics!!!! Good luck with your quilt! I need to start on mine! LOL

Dianne said...

Such an uplifting post! I'm so happy for you.


Carmell said...

loved the pics of the beach. mudt be nice to see a real beach.
congrats on your first quilt blocks!!!! good luck on many more! i ♥ quilting.

JerseyTjej said...

Those are beautiful photos! I have never seen a real starfish ( if the truth be told, I'm scared of them, lol!) but it looked nice. I really need to learn to quilt, thanks for the information I am off to see if I can find the pattern.

StarSpry said...

What beautiful photos! I'm glad you had such a nice weekend :)

The squares for your free form quilt project look great!

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful that you realize how many blessings you have & choose to see the good rather than the not-so-good. Good for you.

The pics at the beach are soooo beautiful...we live close to the beach, but I've never seen a starfish in real life. Beautiful.

NH Knitting Mama said...

Beautiful post. Glad you're enjoying your life so much - you should! I, too, am a Christian, and when I found the Lord (5 yrs ago), my life did a complete turn-around. Embrace that, my friend. When we trust in God, it just gets better and better.

Kimberly said...

Beautiful scenes you've captured in the photos!

Jscothammerquist said...

Oh that looks so beautiful. You look so happy ! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, you made my day !

Megan said...

Those are gorgeous pictures!!! Good luck with your quilt. My one foray into sewing didn't turn out well - the skirt I made fit the entire time I was pregnant and it WASN'T a maternity skirt. LOL I think I'll stick to knitting for now.

Cas... said...

The starfish is super cool! Beautiful pictures I love sunset! Thanks for posting on my blog. I know what you mean about the maple syrup candy. It is a treat! LOL!

Cindy said...

Great pics - I especially like the 2nd one!

Hope your sewing class goes well! I've been meaning to take one too, but I'll have to wait till it's less crazy (next year).

Tracy said...

Ya know, the best pic you posted is the one of you and your husband under the pier. Thanx for let us see your joy.