Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Missing Home

I am in a bit of a funk this week. I miss home.
And it is funny because I am busy everyday this week. It is not like I am sitting around in the apartment feeling sorry for myself!

When I was home in August, I spent a day with my cousin Irene. She and I had reconnected in the last few years and she is a quilting convert! She loves it! Sometimes we get so busy with our day to day lives and responsibilities that we don't set aside the things that make us happy. Like sewing. Family. Knitting. Reading. Taking a walk. I worked with a woman once who loved to read but only had time to read once a year on her vacation. That is sad.

I think it is so important to make time for the things that feed our soul- it makes us better able to handle the day to day stresses. Even if it is only 20 min.

So for part of today, I am going to work on a quilt top that Irene and I started while I was in CT. We had gone shopping for fabric to make a quilt for her husband, and bought this little project to make together for fun.

I didn't get my top done while I was there, and it got shelved once I got home. It is a small wall quilt and I will work on it today and it will feel like I am visiting family.

Don't you just love the little beach chairs?

happy quilting!


  1. Hi Kate, it's Karen- I found your blog through facebook (I am addicted to blogs... I check my google reader like 100 times a day). Glad you and my mom had fun together when you visited. Being in St. Louis I know how it feels to miss home even when you are busy. It's the little things- I cannot find a good muffin anywhere in St. Louis and they do not have the right kind of cheese at the grocery store! I laughed to see my mother described as a quilting convert- very accurate- she has become a bit of a quilting addict but I think it's good for her :)

    1. Karen- so glad you found me! She might be an addict- but it's a good thing to be addicted to! I know what you mean- I can't find certain things here either- including the tea I drink. Really? It's a Lipton brand! I hope we get to catch up at the holidays- I will be in CT until the Friday after Christmas.


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