'Follow your desire while you live.
Place myrrh upon your head,
Clothe yourself in fine linen,
Anointed with real wonders
of God's own stores.
Increase your beauty,
And let not your mind tire
Follow your desire and what is good :
Acquire your possessions on earth.'
My dearest friend is following her bliss and going back for her doctorate - I am so glad for her. 2010 is going to be HER year - my dear Lally - can you hear me? Lally, your spirit does not age. Rather, it gets better with age! I carry you around with me as I have from our beginnings. You laugh at my ridiculous moments and grieve over my losses. You share my adventures. You give me hope. We live so far apart, but are never apart. Now, it is YOUR turn to take us into the wild blue yonder, that's me, riding on your shoulder. Talk to me about a Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan. Tell me about what gets in the way of our knowing ourselves ... remind me of the courage we all possess that strengthens and doubles when we go out on our native limb.
Congratulations - can't WAIT to call you DR.
What did I do today? Well, I have to admit, I've been fussing. I'm on overload at work and feeling remorseful about the time I DON'T spend at my father's nursing facility. It snowed all day long and I was housebound with these feelings SOOOO ... I did what any good fiber addict would do: I rummaged around for awhile ...
and then pressed a few things -
moving right along ...
See, this is an interesting project because it could be for any number of people! Thank you dear Wanda, for getting me started on this 'H' quilt. Could it be for Hilary? Hadley? Hack? Horton? Hermonine? (I made that one up) Well, it has grown very quickly today, thanks to Wanda's good instructions - each cut provides for two blocks. I feel as though I am creating two quilts at one time, with very little leftover. (what do you do with your scraps?)
Can-Do-Guy came upstairs to say that we should hop in his truck and go to the diner -that we needed to shake ourselves out of our lazy at-home day. I don't know about He-Who-Spent-the-Day-on-the-Sofa, but I accomplished quite a lot! I wasn't really enthusiastic about stopping, but I did. I was hankering after food that I did not have to prepare myself - something easy and light - a swiss and spinach omelet?
This is so much fun - I have a wicked big stash that I rarely visit and now, finally, I am digging in with a recklessness that is contagious. Very little planning here - Big Fun.