Tuesday, January 31, 2012

After hours....

 
On the wall the clock ticks steadily onward, inching its' way to February. Only a few hours remain for this page on the calendar called January. Silently Ms. Ebby sits, folded into a resting Budda pose. For her it doesn't measure the number of days, just the length, and it's almost "bedtime treat" time. She has the routine and timing down perfectly, and stays near me so as not to miss it!
The kitchen light is on, altho no one is present, it shines brightly into the hallway where I sit.
Things are going quite well in little ElmVille, and I have ajusted to the majority of the changes. I am comfortable here and quite happy. What it lacks in glamor and size is compensated for with love, concern for my wellbeing, and friendship.
The Cottages were lovely to look at, and convenientally located, with lots of beautiful scenery. But what I found living there was a more profound isolation and lack of connection to other people. Sadly I think it's the case for many people in todays fast moving culture. No one seems to have much time for anyone else. It's not that they doesn't care, it's just that everyone is so busy.
I have been sewing nearly every day, and am still working on having my scraps "managed". I seem to be stuck in the 16 patch mode, and as long as it remains fun, I may as well get some of those scraps turned into blocks. Some boxes remain to be unpacked, and I will get to them...eventully. But for now, right now, at least, I'm sewing *VBS*
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11 comments:

Linda (Petey) said...

January certainly went quickly. Your words are beautiful, but sadly true. Glad that you are enjoying sewing.
Blessings!

Clare said...

So there you are! I've been wondering where you got to.

Happy New Year dear Finn. Hope all is ok in your neck of the woods.

Hugs
xxx

Gypsy Quilter said...

It's so good to hear from you Finn, we've missed you. Glad you're settling in.

Pie Lady Pat said...

February already! And we are all alike... busy, busy, busy! Happy quilting!

julieQ said...

I am so glad that your new situation seems to be better and better! I too have been trying to corral the scraps...still have those quilting stars in my eyes!!

AnnieO said...

Hi Finn! So glad to hear adjustments have been pretty moderate for you and Ebby. I agree that people are too busy for others--just now I am one of those people and I hate it. Stitching and organizing scraps sounds like a lovely way to spend more time. Happy February!

Brenda said...

So I'm thinking you moved? how is it going for you? I agree with your insight into people's busy lives -- I find myself in the same trap -- caring, but not taking the time to connect in person. take good care.

Sara said...

Good to hear from you Finn!
And very glad to hear that you are patching away. Sixteen is a good number.

I'm working on UFOs again. Can't seem to stop making new ones!

McIrish Annie said...

Glad to hear you are making the adjustment to "country mouse" living. Winter is a slooowww time but soon spring will be here again! I am doing some necessary scrap management as well. I will think of you as I cut those scraps to useable pieces. Keep on quilting and my best to Ebby.

Angie said...

I've missed you, Finnie, and I'm delighted to know that you and Ebby have happily settled in. I can hear your sewing machine humming, along with Ebby's purring. :) I am having a few 'heart' issues again but hey, life is good. :) All of my needs are met---and then some. :) I'm so glad to 'see' you! Love and hugs to both of you.

Purple Pam said...

What a lovely post. Glad you and Ebby are getting settled. Glad, too, that you are getting some sewing done.

Happy Quilting