Sunday, July 11, 2010

The time has come

I was out in the garden just now, grabbing the last snippet of "the holidays". I put new straw in for the chooks, and weeded the little garden outside their quarters. Just as the darkness was coming in, as I was pruning a little overgrown plant, I came upon my (tiny) thyme plant. I smiled to myself, and declared out loud, "I've found some more time!"
I know everyone laments that they "don't have enough time" and "I wish I had more time" and "how do you get so much time" - but I am fully aware that we are all granted the same amount of time, and it's all about choices and what we choose to do with ours.
I have chosen this holidays, to spend a lot of time sewing, and as a result, I have yet another finish!. I am fairly pleased with my time this holidays, and I am just a little bit sad that I have to farwell the lazy days with no bell. . . but the good news is, in about 10 weeks, I will have another holiday, and I will be able to do it all over again.
My Nellie will miss me - although she will probably just go back to extended cat naps during the day. More to the point, I will miss her.

14 comments:

Lizzie said...

Your garden is looking lovely Annie and I'm so glad you found a little thyme for all those finishes :o)
Lizzie
xxx

CurlyPops said...

Good luck with the return to school tomorrow. I'm sure your garden will be missing you too!

Jodie said...

blah for tomorrow. You got so much done these holidays Annie, I seem to have lost a few days...

Julie said...

I love some more time, maybe I'll pop around for a cutting. :0)

yardage girl said...

Bummer the hols are over, but I'm impressed with what you made (as well as the shoe pots - excellent!). I hope tomorrow surprises you with how wonderful it is. Nic

Cass said...

Annie that quilt looks lovely. Have fun back at school, another week here

trash said...

Oh man Annie, I don't think those school shoes are going to be ready for tomorrow morning.

clare's craftroom said...

What vert wise words Annie ! I am glad you enjoyed your break . PS My daughters name is Nellie , your Nellie and my Nellie are both so pretty.

Maree: said...

Sorry to hear your holiday is ending...Love what you made though..Great Quilt.
cheers

faeryfay said...

Your bulbs are flowering early! I have one little jonquil that has almost bloomed, way ahead of the rest in my garden! I can't wait until all the jonquils and daffys are out! I love your garden!:-)

Alison said...

Gorgeous garden photos Annie
I know I should get off this computer and out of blogland to do something else with my time!!
Alison

Muddling Through said...

Glad you found that extra "time". It sure comes in handy!

Jenny said...

You sure made use of your holiday time Annie-such another lovely quilt. I am now having to go back on Monday too-we do love holidays that is for sure-hope you had a good week back:)

Barbara said...

You're so right with your saying about the choice we have with regard to our time given. Wonderful "holiday" quilt ! And I also like your children's bird quilt which is so joy- and colorful.
Actually I choose my time for spending more in the garden than sewing. But soon my holidays start and then everything changes again ;-) !
Greetings from Switzerland where we actually have around 34°C.
Barbara