It's a case of 'Six of one, 1/2 dozen of the other' or a glass that is 1/2 full or 1/2 empty.
It will be whatever you choose it to be, I'm doing whatever I can to get through winter in a positive way.
And what better way than with flowers that will delight your senses. These were on sale for $4 at the Canadian Tire, Christmas leftovers at a bargain!
The smell in the dining area is heaven, a walk through an inside garden until I look outside to see the snow piles!
This is the first T-Shirt quilt I have made & it sure was a job with no pattern to follow & never doing one before. I watched YouTube as my homework study & used some of their ideas to design this one.
With a huge bag of Mitchell's T-shirt's from our racing days, the project began!
I used a 15" x 15" ruler to cut the designs from the T-shirt's.
Then the fun of placement began on the dining room floor.
It was a job with all these pets... Rexton was the worse, she would run then slide through the loose squares & would pull anything that went in the air! The dogs knew from my scolding that they stayed away but Rexton is stubborn & fearless. I was thankful that I'd taken photos with my phone to see the colour placement because those squares were thrown everywhere!!
I really need to take the time to organize it better. Then a project takes hold & it is lost again.
Knowing that & wanting the kitchen & dining room back, I worked endlessly on this project.
The two younger boys were always with us & the eldest son would join us when he could. It was a true family affair when we raced. Bill & I were the drivers, Mitchell & Donald pit crew, & Nicholas would video record our runs.
If you go to YouTube & Google - Bill Richardson race car crashes, you will see in less than one minute how fast things can happen on a race track. That was Bill's last competitive race. The track minister recorded his run & told me he did not know why he did as he never recorded anyone else! Very strange day but had a happy outcome!
Every year I try to learn something that is new to me & this year I chose kickboxing. As you can well tell, I'm not a physical person but a creative one. As I age my body & mind need to be challenged & strengthened. I do workout 2-3 times a week with the seniors' exercise class & have now added in two 1 hour sessions of kickboxing as well.
It has been a month now & I'm getting into a morning routine of attending these weekly classes. I do feel better for doing so & have committed myself to another month of kickboxing. It is something that is new to me & I'm enjoying it!
This is just one more reason why I love this community that I live in, most are physically active & very encouraging for those that try.
Thank you for stopping by for a visit. I just want to leave you with this thought, I know I've said it before but it is worth repeating.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
~George Eliot~ (pen name of Mary Anne Evans 1819-1880)
Have a wonderful winter week!