Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thoughts, Sneak peek, and UPS

Some days are better than others and I feel like I accomplish a lot on most days. One of my resolutions this year was to be a little more organized when it comes to everyday life. I have to say that it has been great to find out that having a plan on how to keep this house rolling makes my life easier. I haven't felt sad or overwhelmed and I have found that if I keep up on the housework and keep up with the kids, I still have time to quilt and read (another resolution). My day starts at 7:00 am and ends at midnight six days a week. It certainly isn't perfect each day, and boy am I tired and crave a nap - but I wouldn't have it any other way.


Here's my little Noah - I can't believe he's 14 months old now - he's still not walking (the little poop), but he makes up for it by being the most mellow yellow sweet little boy.

Last night my sister sent me a link to a blog about a little boy who recently passed away. I read the last few entries on the blog and just bawled, imaging the heartache that his mother is going through. It makes me remember that life's moments are so incredible and each day I need to cherish the time I have with my kids. I hugged and kissed my kids more today than normal and thanked God for their sweet little spirits that bless my life each day.


I am progressing on my quilt - slowly but surely. It's going to be amazing and I can't wait until I can reveal it. I might just have to do a few blog entries on this quilt because there is a ton going on and I don't know if I want to put it all into one entry. I am convinced that I am INSANE - but I just have to live with it!


We have UPS frequenting our house everyday, but today was a little more than normal because Moda just released 7 new lines. If you want to see what they are, check out our New Arrivals page. Yay for more fabric!!!


Erin Marie said...

I forget where I was linked to that blog, but I swear I read it the day before or even OF her January 12th post. My heart dropped when I saw what post it was.

I will go hug and kiss my babies now.

PS - I'd love to get boxes full of fabric dropped off at my door. :-)

Josie McRazie said...

I read about Tripp the day he passed. I, too bawled. I have three kids and one has special needs and know that you live to protect those who can't protect themselves. My heart aches for her and her loss.

Melissa Corry said...

I am so excited to see your beautiful new quilt. I know it will be amazing. And wow, it must take a little while to put away all those boxes for fabric. I think it would take me forever because I would keep ogling over it instead of putting it away.

Thank you to for reminding me the most important things. I went to the article as well and cried. I think I will go hug my kids :)

Barb said...

Judi, what a sweet post. I love seeing your little one sit there and play. Love your stitching and boy would I love to be the one opening up all of the boxes. Yes, life is very precious, we almost lost our son in Iraq and every day when I see him online or in person I am just so grateful to my Father in Heaven for sparing my son.

Colleen said...

I love your store and love love your quilting. It made me wish my two boys were babies again when I saw the pic of your little one sitting on the floor. And I too am thankful my son came back from Afghanistan, but now is over there again. Every day is a gift.

Lynette said...

Wow! That's a serious stack of boxes. :D I love your store, too, and always wish I could buy a lot more than I do! Can't wait to see everything you're doing on your quilt.

Megan said...

Ack, Noah's so cute! Even if he isn't walking ;) You must have a real love-hate relationship with the UPS man. Good luck to you and Clint organizing all that fabric! Hopefully, it will fly off the shelves quickly and become a non-issue.

Rhonda B. Smith said...

Judy, Tripp lived only a few miles from me. His young life touched everyone in this community. Please continue to pray for his mom, Courtney, and the rest of that family.

nativetexangirl said...

I love the quilt you're working on and that is such a cute pic of Noah and the quilt behind him. So bright and cheerful and such a cute little boy. Makes me remember our two sons who are grown and married now. I love it when I can see them or talk to them on the phone.Time passes quickly and they are grown and out the door. I am sorry to hear of the family who lost their precious little one so young. Donna

Aspiring future quiltter said...

Your quilting just boggles my mind! You are truly a sewing machine artist with a capital "A!" I feel like I need to put a bandage around my head (Glenn Beck fan...) to keep it from exploding from all your creative stitches and designs. It's hard to see how you can even imagine the intricate patterns you create to bring your quilts to life. I certainly hope you let others be your apprentices.