On Facebook this morning, at 3:30 AM, I declared I would no longer have Facebook in my life; no more news broadcasts; no more NPR talk radio...I changed my radio stations to all music; I vowed to not get on FB anymore except for the occasional peek at some individual pages to keep up with pictures; I have cancelled my subscription to the daily newspaper, and I will not watch any news on television. I also vowed to not have any political discussions on my blog and I will keep that promise. In the past, my blog has mostly been an outlet for my art. I would like to expand it with some book reviews, some humor, general knowledge, etc.
I was finding myself spending up to a couple hours a day on FB; an hour to an hour and a half of news every evening; so with my new found time, I plan to make my day much more fullfilling! For example this morning, after I couldn't get back to sleep at 3:30, I lay in bed reading for a while then turned out my light, but still couldn't get to sleep so at 4:45 so I got up, went into my studio and finished stitching a binding on a quilt I was working on. Then at 6:00 I took a shower and got dressed, ate my meager breakfast (half an English muffin w/a teaspoon of peach jam), took a vigorous walk as soon as it was light outside, came home to make a couple phone calls and realized nothing was open yet! It was only 8:15! Wow! It's a whole new life!!
The quilt I finished is one of the challenges my studioQ group did last month. We have been doing a masterpiece challenge and this is the picture for last month.
|Georgia O'Keeffe's "Autumn Tree-the Maple"|
|My process-selecting the fabric|
|Starting off the lashing and placement|
|Then to the design wall|
|More Fabric added|
|I decided on a combination of both.|