Saturday, May 2, 2009

Fog

It's been very foggy, dark and chilly here the past few days. Now it is raining, as well. Matches my emotions.
This morning, after sleeping 4 hours longer than normal, I managed to get myself out of the house to head for Orleans to do some long overdue errands. As a resolve to get my thoughts on the beauty around me and grasp at recovery, here is a little list of some of the wonderful things I saw and experienced on my two hour excursion:

  • Daffodils glowing through fog
  • A large Great Blue Heron fishing at a beach on Pleasant Bay
  • The edge of the ocean at very low tide...very still and peaceful
  • A nesting swan, her mate sitting just to her side
  • Trees beginning to flower
  • The beauty of new leaves
  • A snowy egret mingling with ducks at a little pond near my house
  • Lots of people out and about shopping AND spending (notably at TJ Maxx where I found myself two nice items in clearance)
  • A very busy fabric/quilting store filled with lovely new spring fabrics, and where I was stopped twice to receive compliments on my hair and my purse (a Laurel Burch cat bag)
  • A phone call from my love to remind me to read his horoscope today, as it applies to us (quite sweet as I have not exactly been nice to him this week)
I've acquired some pretty charm packs of fabric with which to work on blocks for quilts I've been designing in my head for ages, and a lovely thin soft cotton batt to finish a lingering project. Those blocks were completed back in the '90's!
Today is the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival and normally I am there each year. Alas, I am here, but my creativity is beginning to flow.
Despite myself, things are not quite as bad as they seem.

1 comment:

Happy Days said...

In the last 4 years I have thought about starting to quilt, but alas...I have not. I love quilts and have bought many. I thought I'd take my dad's shirts and make a quilt but they still hang in an upstairs closet. I need some inspriation and know-how. I haven't the foggiest idea on where and how to start...debbie