Thursday, March 01, 2007

In the moment

I recently celebrated another year on this planet; my last year of being in my 30s. Birthdays do not freak me out, but this last move and my desire to figure out what fulfills me has led to lots of soul searching and unfortunately a lot of down time (emotionally). I prefer to think of the year beginning with my birthday and in that vein I am committing to the 28 day Meditation Challenge sponsored by Tricycle. I have been sitting off and on since Sofia was born (some 7 years ago), but would really like to place it firmly in my life in the same way I brush my teeth twice a day, without really thinking about it. I kicked it off by going to sit with a group of people that meets once a month. It was really wonderful to sit in a group and I look forward to returning.

In other news I've started seeds for my dye garden and the woad, yellow bedstraw, sacred purple basil and marigolds have sprouted. Not so the indigo which according to the instructions is challenging to get started. The bed is ready to go (I gave away 10 azalea bushes to someone on a plant exchange list). We also planted muscadines, a celestial fig and blackberries last week.

Today I finished this sewing machine cover

I like the top and side fabric best, I've used every last scrap of it (bought via ebay a few years ago):
I also received my redwork swap package (sponsored by the lovely Dorie!). I figured the bird needed to out of the house.

Many thanks to Faun! New art for my room.

Here's what I sent to her

Illustration copied from old children's book. 'Nuff said.

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Blogger leendaluu said...

Happy Birthday, Jeanne! Age is only a state of mind, I've found though I am still awaiting the wisdom they say come with maturity. Whenever I feel a little blue about my age, I remember Kathy Bates in 'Fried Green Tomatoes' and her Bug bashing. WE'RE OLDER AND WE HAVE MORE INSURANCE!

1:16 PM  
Blogger Feltbug said...

I love the redwork ! Happy Birthday too.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Tami said...

Happy Birthday! I know what you mean about searching for your life's meaning, etc. I'm only a month younger than you and am going through a similar type funk. But I usually feel better when I remember that I'm old enough to be able to choose precisely what I'd like to spend more time doing. That's an empowering thought. Good luck with the yoga. They say that it takes 3 weeks to make a new habit. :-)

And can I say that it looks like you had a delightful redwork swap. Beautiful birds!

7:44 AM  
Anonymous jen b said...

The pillow you made for Faun is adorable.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Dorie said...

Happy (late) B-day Jeanne! I love the pillow and the machine cover. And a new banner!

7:33 AM  

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