09 May, 2013

Quiet Time

It's quiet time around Chez Goodneedle, it's been so  for the last few days.  However, while I've been away from blogging for the past few weeks, our home has been anything but quiet! My parents have been visiting with us from New Hampshire, and in observance of their presence we hosted our grandchildren overnight more than a few times, we welcomed old family friends traveling from Florida back to New England for a relaxing dinner one evening, and we took several daytrips around our beautiful state in between catching up on family news and events. We happily welcomed spring several times, but it hasn't chosen to stick around just yet! In the meantime, we've enjoyed watching a couple of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at the feeder as they rest up here before they continue on their journey northward. I have planted all my summer plants and moved the houseplants outside to the porches. Today my parents are back at home sleeping in their own bed once again; our grandchildren are too, and the Grosbeaks have moved on. The activity level has shifted down into low; but there's still plenty happening here, it's just at a much more tranquil level. My collection of low volume fabrics is growing by leaps and bounds; this, my newest addiction, is the perfect project for these quieter days in my life right now. The soft colors and muted prints are reflective of the goings-on that are always happening in the background of daily life; hushed, almost silent actions that are often overlooked but always present, like the ticking of a clock or the hum of the refrigerator's motor. I derive great peace from studying this stack of soft and quiet prints and smile inwardly at the thought of the serene, quilted, wonderfulness that they will one day combine to become.

Life is Good!

5 comments:

Angie said...

Oooh I would love to have a Rose-breasted Grosbeak come visit me. :D AND I wish I had some money to splurge on low volume fabrics too. Aren't those low volume quilts out there in blogland just wonderful? I don't always hop on the quilting blogland bandwagons, but I do long to be traveling on this one. :p It sounds like you had the most wonderful days spent with loved ones. Enjoy them. They too are so fleeting. Hugs to Hannes from Ships Landing.

Laura Davies said...

Love the ladybug fabric:)

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Beautifully said ... as always ;-)

Carrie P. said...

now that is a nice stack of fabrics. time with family is always busy and fun.

LizA. said...

Spring came & went in a flash here in Central Washington. We've just endured a week of mid-summer temps in the mid 90's. just a little too hot for camping in he middle of a field in Walla Walla with 40 VW buses! But we had a blast and we spent 3 whole days without unpacking a single box......