July 17, 2010

Sanctuary and Sewing

I savored some sewing time in my personal sanctuary last Wednesday. I swear, time spent here is better for me than anything a doctor could prescribe. Do you have a place where it just feels good to go? This year I added two new duck decoys and a white ibis, Tibetan prayer flags, and yesterday I added a 40 foot string of tiny solar powered lights around the dock for those times of meditative solitude and solace of a warm late summer evening. I wish each of you could spend a couple of hours here for healing and inner peacefulness. It is nothing more than a common old farm pond, but it seems to vibrate with spirituality. Or something :)

I wrote a few posts back that quilt books have gotten so expensive as to be entirely outside my budget. I think it's been years since I bought any new quilt books, I don't take any quilt magazines...and although I do have a budget I also think we need to remember to savor the good things of life and treat ourself with the respect and care we treat others with. So with all that obfuscation blurring my good intentions, I ordered four new quilt books. They came yesterday so now I'm off to the porch swing with a fresh cuppa and mind candy to savor.

Saturday Thankies
That the weed spraying is finished for the year
That we have tractors and equipment to make the job easier
That my (Y) doesn't have to spend six hours on the tractor seat every day.


Anonymous said...


I buy secondhand books and magazines, but not much new .... next week I pick up my 'falling off the wagon' purchase. One book, $150 (Aussie dollars .... add at least another 15 for US) it better be good!

Judy B

Piecefulafternoon said...

What a lovely post - and a lovely spot. I like the idea of solar powered lights - that might be just the thing for our little grove. Some to bring a little sparkle. Wonder if there are solar powered fountains - since we are not near a pond.

And a lovely treat for yourself - can't wait to see if you decide to make something from the books.

Ethne said...

Oh what a lovely spot for relaxing and sewing in

Peggi said...

Can I come over? I'll bring my hand applique and will be quiet, I promise.

Grandma Shell said...

I only live about 3 hours away. I could be there for brunch ( Morning Glory Muffins and a cuppa)! My dream was to have a farm pond like that...and the old farmhouse to go with! Alas, I live on the East Side where ponds are called stock ponds and are out in the middle of a field... and dry up this time of year. So I'll enjoy yours virtually via the internet, Thanks for sharing.