Aaahh! A steaming cup of flavored coffee, mine's mocha latte, and an opportunity to relax. Sunday mornings are my opportunity to relax and catch up. I've already exercised, made waffles for breakfast, and straightened out the bed. That had to wait until DH got up. Now, I'm browsing the computer, checking out QCA, sipping my coffee, and thinking about what I have planned for Toddler's Church later.
I've gotten back into an exercise routine, again, this week. I find that if I stretch and do yoga in the morning, I feel better throughout the day. But, when I wake early enough to do it, I tend to roll over and say to myself that I'm too comfortable and tired to get up. This week, I was up early four times and I feel so much better for it. As we age, ladies, our bodies need to stay flexible. Tight muscles and stiff joints will only lead to decreased mobility and possibilities for falls. I've seen it too many times working in a nursing home. Too much time sitting at the sewing machine, bending over a cutting mat or lying on the floor basting a quilt, makes for an aching body. Get up every 30 minutes and stretch. Just a few words of advice from Sue.
Palm Sunday, the beginning of the holy week. I've been spending more time praying as Easter has approached. The results are amazing. Maybe, I'm just more focused on God, but I can see so many things happening that I didn't see before, so I believe they are due to my prayers. My newest granddaughter, Carly, is growing despite her first few days with a possible infection. She is now over two weeks old and Grandma needs to go see her. Mom has been having some difficulties of her own and is finding that two little ones is tiring. Luckily, Daddy is a great help. Yesterday, I also attended another baby shower for my oldest daughter, hosted by her mother-in-law. I was able to take my mother-in-law, who just got back from Florida. Daughter and Grandmother hugged and were very happy to see each other. I look forward to my granddaughters and grandson feeling as excited as my daughter was to see her Grandma.
I have been continuing to work on various sewing projects. Many are in stages of production, but none have been finished. Finishing seems to be the toughest part for me. Probably because I have so many projects in the works. Without planning, none of them would get done. I have made progress on my plans for my grandson's quilt using The Hungry Catepillar fabrics. I've decided to make it into a picture story quilt with blocks that proceed through the quilt to tell the story. I made designs of a leaf and fruit, with holes in them, that I can applique onto the quilt blocks. I also have decided to make 16-patch blocks and pinwheels as part of the pattern.
Yesterday, I dropped off my Just Emma quilt for a local quilt show this month. I spent time chatting with several quilters, something we all seem to easily do. I spoke with a lady, that I have met before, that is one of the two quilt appraisers in the State. She gave me some tips on books to read and classes to take that would prepare me for becoming a quilt appraiser. I really enjoy quilt history and old quilts. In fact, you will likely find me in the historical quilt section, first, at a quilt show. Every quilt has a story and I enjoy reading about them and checking out what inspired quilters of the past. Now, to finding time to study and take classes to meet that goal of becoming a quilt appraiser.
My cup of coffee has long been emptied and I need a refill. Enjoy your Sunday morning. Sue's up to stretch, refill, and work on a sewing project, before heading off to church.