Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thank You

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!
Sweet P


Brenda said...

OMG! I think that quilt would look so good in my Bedroom! No kidding; I think I have the perfect color paint on my walls for it, no kidding! Send me an email and I'll mail you a swatch from what I have left. I even painted my window frames a chocolate brown (very similar to the borders on your quilt!).

Candace said...

Thanks for the book references, I'll have to look them up. I could use an attitude adjustment.
Love the quilt in your bedroom.

DebMc said...

I've gone through times when I needed to take care of me. You are right on. Thanks for the book suggestions, I'll add them to my to be read list.

What wonderful eye candy you are posting. Yummy quilts.

Katie said...

Your soap box talk is right on. I think we women just keep going and going and doing and doing until it is too much. But we often don't identify ourselves so much with our jobs - unless you consider doing-it-all our job. Thanks so much for the book ideas. I'll being reading them soon. Sound like you have a great DH for support.

Vanessa said...

Your quilts are great. A sandy sort of colour would look great behind it, and with the bed quilt too!

Julia said...

Your quilts look lovely..
Thank you for the book references, I'll have to look them up.
You are so right, we need to look after ourselves first, and not feel guilty about it

Libby said...

Love that quilt! It looks perfect above the bed.
Hmmmm - I'm closing in on 50 (maybe a little faster than I care to admit *s*) I think I'll add that book to my wish list.

Lilly said...

So glad to hear that you are taking care of yourself. Sometimes we forget that our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

Your quilt looks perfect over the bed!! I think the border fabric would make gorgeous curtains!
Thanks for the reminder to take care of ourselves, we really need to!!
Hugs xxx

Silverthimble said...

What about a colour for the walls similar to the colour of chocolate milk? I painted my kitchen that colour and I love it. The kids thought it looked like chocolate milk--it does but a shade or two lighter. LOL I would pick the dark brown colour in your wall quilt for curtains. I think it would tie the bed quilt and wall quilt together nicely. I love that wall quilt by the way!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for your kind words about my aqua and brown quilt. I'm so pleased you left a message and I found your blog. I love your blue and brown quilt on the wall. It looks like we have some of the same taste!