Thursday, April 19, 2012

getting things done and joy in the little things

I've been feeling in a bit of a creative funk since my last session at the sewing machine with the tulips. Sometimes too, when I  have some administrative things to get done they stress me, so I decided this week to let the tulips go for a while and to get some things done off my to do list. This morning I took pictures of my 2 sewing kits to get them listed in my Etsy shop. I've gotten one listed and hope to get the other one done later.
 I also took pictures of some of my cards to list including some taken from the wall hanging that was published in the Feb/March Quilting Arts.

And last week, I forgot to mention that I sold my chickadee hanging to a fellow guild member. It pleased me to know that she wanted a piece of my art for her sewing room. You can see a detail of it on the card above.
Although we are back to our seasonably cool weather out it was sunny and comfortable to walk after lunch. I am on a mission to lose some weight and perhaps cut some of my medications. I must walk at least 4 to 5 times a week. Soon it will be warm enough to bike.
 I found a parcel waiting for me today with these cheery fabrics. They could not help but raise my spirits!

Then I took my camera down to Tetagouche River about a mile from my house. I had noticed some red bushes in passing and wanted them for reference for another piece I'm doing. I thought they were alders from a distance, but up close I noticed they have thorns and dried berries--wild rose perhaps.

As if all that wasn't enough to brighten my day, I walked down to the river just in time to notice a young man with this black salmon who agreed to pose for a picture. He said it measured 32 inches. It was a catch and release.

As I turned to head back to the car, I heard this chickadee singing in the bushes behind me. I've been reminded again how much joy there is in the little things. Just getting outside and discovering them has been fun today.


elle said...

Sounds like things are coming along, Holly. Those are great additions to your etsy shop. The chickadee photo is lovely!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow! you have had quite a your finished cases...the quilting brought it all together nicely Holly. And your cards are delightful....congrats on your sale. I love getting mail like You really lucked out with your camera today..he was really proud of his salmon.....nice.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I probably will put them on the blog....I understand the Ipad verses computer....I'm on the laptop right emails aren't on here....

Monika Kinner-Whalen / My Sweet Prairie said...

Awe what a nice day! Glad you had your camera! : ) Lovely art. All good : )
~Monika in Saskatoon

imquilternity said...

You did have quite a lovely day. Those are my kind of days too! That salmon was amazing...I'll bet it was fun to catch.