The rhythm of life has gone on with with a steady (if not powerful) beat for me this week. It wasn't quite a normal week, but the rhythm was there!
Life has so many compartments, doesn't it? I am thankful for generally good health. I had my eyes tested and was surprised to learn that my eyes hadn't changed in two years. The explanation as to why I can't see as well is that I have a cataract forming. I was happy that there is no macular degeneration or glaucoma and for the fact that the cataract won't need attention for a year or so. I also had my hearing tested, which confirmed what my family keep telling me - that I am fairly deaf!!!
The Home rhythm was a bit interrupted with the threat of a Category 5 Cyclone bearing down on us. We had to move from outdoors anything that could be a flying missile with more than 150 km an hour winds expected - chairs, table, pot plants, etc. In the event we were very thankful that the Cyclone had spent most of its force by the time it got to us. We didn't get the gale-forced winds and were actually quite thankful for the 10 inches of rain that fell in four days.
On the Friends side of life, I had the privilege of playing the organ for my dear friend's funeral. It was a very fitting service for a lovely lady.
I love keeping in touch with Family via Skype where you can not only hear but SEE your loved ones and I enjoyed a few calls this week. A request from daughter-in-law for some goods for the school Easter fund-raiser had me digging in my brights box to make a couple of cushions. One is complete:
and another one on the way:
In the Craft compartment, I packaged two projects to send off to magazine editors:
What is it about roses that sends my heart into a spin?:
Something else that "put the tingle in the fingers" as well as the heart, was a good look at the Craftsy free Block of the Month quilt for 2015:
It is by Jinny Beyer and is absolutely gorgeous. The more I looked at it, the more I wanted to make it! I knew I had drawers full of fabrics just like that because they really are "my" colours. Out came all the blues, purples and teals and an hour or so of juggling them all around and I had enough fabric to make the quilt top, with only being short on one colour, the gold. I was able to complete the first block and love how it looks:
Now I'm eagerly waiting for the gold fabric which I have ordered so that I can
make the February blocks. It's hard to believe this beautiful pattern, along with 14 video lessons, is all free. The link is here in case you want to join in too. I'm expecting to learn lots and improve my piecing skills throughout the year.
May the rhythm of life beat well for you this week and include lots of stitching!