Monday, October 3, 2022

Plans With No Action

 It seems every year around Christmas time, I tell myself I’m going to do better next year. I tend to make plans and dream about what I want done before next Christmas. I had several quilts I wanted to whip up, along with several other things.

So, it’s October, and this is the only one I’ve completed. 

I’ve made a little progress on my redwork Santa.  I’ve found a regular time of each day to work on him, as my friend got me interested in a couple of soap operas before she passed away last month. I catch myself saying “this is so cheesy, this is so stupid” , but I keep going back.  Sewing while I watch the soaps, makes me feel a little less guilty for watching. 😁

I drove to Mississippi with my dog and visited this girl for a week. I really had to push aside some anxiety and trust in God to make that trip. It went well and I’m so happy I visited. ❤️

And I can always find time for reading, as my 15 year old Sweet Pea keeps me close by her side these days. I picked this book up on a whim and it wasn’t anything like I expected. However, I loved it ! It was about a young family in Alaska and the anxiety and heartbreaks of a young mother, trying to hold a family together while her husband was commercial fishing. It stayed on my heart for a couple days after I finished reading it. I couldn’t decide if I was “grieving about”  or “satisfied with” the ending.

If any of you have read it, I’d love to know your thoughts. It’s an older book, and if you are anything like me, I forget what I’ve read a few days later. But let me know if you’ve read it!



  1. Oh you sound like me - the best laid plans.... then nothing!! LOL Love your quilt that is so pretty.
    Good for you for taking the trip - anxiety can be my middle name when traveling away from the house. You did great and got to see a sweetheart!
    Sounds like a good book.
    Have a great day!

  2. Thanks Cheryl. I walked into my sewing room and told myself “you never need to buy another thing!” ☺️

  3. The book does sound good; thanks for sharing the title. So glad that you were able to make that trip; your precious one was such a sweet reward. I'm the very same way about Christmas gifts: "next year... " sigh.

  4. I will join in the "intentions gone awry " group.

  5. Your Rudolph quilt is so beautiful . I love seeing the design that you chose . And your Santa embroidery is fabulous. I watch soap operas as I stitch too and it does take one away from the stresses a bit. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. I know your heart aches. Sending you prayers and wishing you much strength.


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