I want to say thank you for all the kind words and comments on my last post. Sometimes I want to take every woman who thinks she can do it all and not take care of herself in the process and shake her until she realizes SHE COMES FIRST! I don't know why our society doesn't teach young women how to nurture herself.
If anyone is interested I have read two books recently that spoke strongly to me and have helped me along the way. The first one, Zen and the Art of Housekeeping, is a great little book. Don't be put off by the title. The author talks about keeping home and enjoying it, along with several green tips to house cleaning.
The other book is Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood by Suzanne Braun Levine. Although I'm a few years short of 50, this book has provided me a path for the rest of my life. I think every woman nearing the age of 50 or is over 50 should read this book. And then go out and have a fantastic Second Adulthood.
OK, now I'll hop off my soapbox. I could go on and on . . . but I'll save some advice for another day.
The photo is my Walkin' The Line quilt hanging over our bed. At the moment it's being held up by push pins, but you get the idea. I love it over the bed. Now we just need to find the right color paint for the walls. I hate the current color. I'd like to pick one of the fabrics for the curtains. I'm thinking the border fabric would make great curtains. What do you think?
I need to get working on my swap tote bag. I have the design picked out. I have most of the fabric. I just need to get my butt into my studio to do it.
Until next time, Happy Stitching!