Once weekly there is small magazine included with our daily newspaper which contains very
interesting articles and usually a small piece in the wellbeing section
written by a Louse Thompson.
Her piece this week was headed "Close Some Doors"and certainly struck a chord with me!
"it's deceptively easy to end up with so many open doors in our life that our
energy, time and attention is dissipated all over the place"
and I realised I had quite a few doors to close!!
Example - I thought that as well as quilting I should like to take up dry felting
using one of the embellishers on the market, bought one plus
packets of wool roving, sari silks, dyed organza, pre-felts, lots of packs of silk slushies
in the most glorious colours plus other bits and pieces all ready to make these fabulous
creations - that was five years ago - have I made anything - NO - but I
have hung on to these "just in case" I found the time and every so often
I would get the guilts about all this stuff I wasn't using. Yesterday I realised
I was never going to do felting so "closed the door" and let it go. I feel good.
Already I have someone calling in who is very interested in buying
all the goodies mentioned above!
There were other doors to close and two more "bit the dust".
Does anyone else ever feel that they have too many doors open?
Now I've gotten that off my chest it's on to quilting matters.
I am still quilting away on my H quilt - the quilting would certainly not
win any prizes that's for sure, it's a cross between wood grain
and rolling waves but I'm just going to refer to it as "organic" quilting!!!
Scrap Vortex - this I am loving!! Lots more small pieces all made up
ready for joining but I couldn't resist putting three pieces up on the wall
I would say that this is a good example of time and energy being dissipated in
that being in a hurry to get a few things done I didn't wait for the good
light and a seam is way off kilter bottom left - so that needs
to be sewn again.
In the midst of reflecting on the words of wisdom above I downed tools and took off
for a leisurely walk around the block hoping that I would see
some colour in the gardens - not much at this time of year - but
there are plenty of Red Hot Pokers flowering and lovely colour in the
That's me for today, hope you're all having a good week and I
am heading back to the quilt and then more Scrappy Mountain catch-up!