Yesterday was my birthday and I had the Michael Buble version of Feeling Good in my head all day.
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
And I'm feeling good.
It was a great birthday. I actually made time over the weekend to look after myself. I cut my hair cut and some new clothes, something which I rarely do. My world is being rocked a bit right now, just a bit and just gently. I had a lot of reflection time over the weekend to think about things and the direction I want to be in for the next year. Things are going to be changing, but the memories and feelings will still be there.
One of the things said to me on the weekend was by my daughter. She asked me why did I have to grow up to be a quilter? I think that suggests more time with her is needed and I am hoping to change the direction of my quilting to reflect that need. I would love to do more hand stitching and more redwork. Machine quilting and I just don't seem to get along and I am fine with that.
My birthday itself was spent with friends and family. I was surprised at work yesterday with a cake made by my friend. I got to have lunch with my closest co-workers and enjoy the warmth of their company. I got some birthday money and went right away and ordered some fabric that I have been wanting for a long time.
I am trying to get done as much as possible for my PHD challenge in the last few weeks of the challenge. I still also have my bees to complete as well. July will be a welcome respite, and a move forward.
Since we need to have a photo here is Block 7 of my Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along. I have really been enjoying this. The pace is just right for me and I love each of the blocks.
I hope you are all feeling good!