Thursday, November 29, 2007

peaced

I love when things come together and there is a sense of peace in my life. An awful lot of folks spend the holidays running this way and that and not really enjoying any of it. Not me. Not this year. I'm not saying that I am sitting at home meditating on the couch with bon bons and a glass of wine (hmmm that doesn't sound half bad). Not so much. But I have embraced the craziness of my life. Is Nutcracker crazy and full of four hour rehearsals? Of course. But what an amazing production to be a part of every year. Are there ten million things going on with moving back into our church after the fire at Christmas time? Yup. But we are coming home. And don't I have piles of hand made gifts yet to make? Duh. But I managed to piece together a Nutcracker throw for the girls to use during rehearsals at the theatre. And that gives me peace. Hope you all are enjoying the rhythm of the season.

27 comments:

Jada2929 said...

Amen to that sister.

Amanda said...

Good plan, just let it wash over you and grab good parts as they go by! Love the quilt, the colors are fabulous, I think the combo of dark and light is just beautiful!

Erin said...

Thanks I needed that...if you could spare any of the "Peace" feel free to send some my way.

Beautiful throw you made. Your girls are so lucky! Enjoy your weekend.

Carla said...

Thanks for stopping by my little blog. LOVE your stripped throw, and the way you titled your post peaced. We could all use a little of that. We're all OK. We've all had our flu shots, so hopefully we'll stay that way. We see our Nutcracker on Dec. 15. The highlight of my kids year! Happy holidays!
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Melissa said...

lovely patchwork, h!
good advice that i really need right now. i'm wishing you a lovely (and calm-ish) christmas season. x

Ragged Roses said...

It is lovely to find some respite and peace in all this pre Christmas madness isn't it! I think I'm still a bit in denial and I know that it is going to creep up on me very suddenly! Love the quilt, take care
Kimx

erin said...

your throw is great, heidi! the girls will love having it with them.

Rachel said...

Lovely throw. You just reminded me that it is ok to take time to make something for yourself or your own family during this wacky time of gift giving. That throw is something they will treasure.

laeroport said...

Wonderful! Embrace it! And we'll be at the Friday night perfomance. Do I need to buy my tickets in advance?

XO :) said...

Hey, lady. Lovin' the throw. Call me when you need someting non-hectic-Christmassey to chat about. Or, you can just call me :)

nikko said...

The stripey throw looks wonderful! Congrats to you for finding peace already this Christmas season!

beki said...

You have the right attitude, Heidi! I've decided that I am NOT stressing out this year. I've cut my gift list down as much as I could, I'm not making handmade (too stressful), and I'm not going all out with decorations. My focus is spending time with my kids, making memories. That's what it's all about, isn't it?

Stacy said...

right on... Beautiful throw!

kat@taylormadedesigns.com said...

What a great post Heidi :)
I'm trying to enjoy each crazy day too.
Beautiful quilt! You've been a busy bee. I do hope you can sit a bit with that on your lap, a kid or two cuddled up with you and some bonbons!

AM~Erica said...

Ask me after Dec. 8th. I should be able to breathe & enjoy at that point. Maybe on the couch with bon bons & a glass of wine. ;)

Merry Christmas to you & all of your family.

Love ya lots!!

kirstecan said...

wow. nice quilt! is it to sit on or wrap up in backstage? either way - great idea.

elizabeth said...

i'm trying really, really hard not to stress and i feel with each homemade gift i get finished i do feel less stressed!

love, love, love the throw :)

mushroommeadows said...

Yep, we all just have to take life one piece at a time otherwise we would all go insane.

I love that beautiful throw. Sigh....beautiful.

amandajean said...

that is one cute quilt! hope the rest of your holiday season is peaceful as well.

jessi said...

such a great quilt - so vintage-y and nutcrackery (yes I just made up this word) looking! And good for you for just trying to go with the flow!

Alice said...

How I wish I could see your Nutcracker production. I do hope you'll have some pictures for us. And that throw is gorgeous!

Chara Michele said...

Meditating on the couch sounds like a good plan to me:) Actually it sounds like you have it totally right... enjoy it all even the busy times. :)

Amy said...

I am with you on the not stressing it this holiday season It's hard at times but the payoff is HUGE! I have thrown half my projects out the window and tell ya the truth I am relieved :)

Tracy said...

I'm feelin' the season too! Peace and Joy to you.... :)

mommy to four j's said...

wHAT A GREAT PLAN AFTER ALL IT IS HIS BIRTHDAY AND OUR TIM ETO CELEBRATE IT. tHANKS FRO THE REMINDER. BEAUTIFUL COLORS FOR T ETHROW CHAR

mariss said...

I'm so glad I found your blog too! That quilt is gorgeous.

Thanks for the comments on my legwarmers, I need to update very soon :)

mariss said...

I'm so glad I found your blog too! That quilt is gorgeous.

Thanks for the comments on my legwarmers, I need to update very soon :)