|Cyclones bring great sunsets|
We arrived at the supermarket only to find that most of Nouméa had already been and the rest were there. Very little fresh fruit and vegies left, pringles all gone, batteries sold out or about to be so. But the worst bit was the stress in the air. If I was the store manager I would have been playing a meditation mix over the PA system. Seriously, it was contagious and it was very stressful!
We totally filled our trolley and then stopped at the bottle shop and pharmacy on the way home for essentials (it is New Year's Eve and a girl does need her moisturiser!). The funniest thing was, watching a young woman check out in the aisle next to me at the supermarket. Whilst my trolley included items such as powered and UHT milk, couscous and rice noodles, her trolley consisted of about 30 alcoholic beverages. OK, the cyclone isn't coming tonight, but it was still pretty funny ;P
But back to Yippee! :)
It's NYE, the kids are asleep, I have a glass of champagne beside me and I am feeling good. I am back in good health and I am more than happy to say farewell to 2012! Isn't it great to be healthy and happy, to have wonderful friends and an loving family? :)
The last couple of days I've managed a bit of quilting on Mr 6's Rainbow I Spy quilt. The tension is still playing up and I'm having to check the back all the time, it's driving me bananas actually and I wonder if I will ever try quilting with different coloured top and bottom threads again... I did receive an email this week from a lovely Australia lady asking my advice about bobbin tension and whilst I couldn't help her, she helped me :) She suggested that putting the presser foot pressure back to factory settings might help. It did! We haven't achieved perfection but there has been improvement.
I was excited to realise this afternoon that I've almost finished quilting the sashing. So on a whim I threw the quilt on Mr 6's bed to admire my progress. And you know what? I LOVE it!!
When I look at the stitching I take off my glasses and I look super close and I see all the flaws. I was hating it and seeing the quilt as a lesson learnt rather than a fabulous quilt. But guess what? This is the worst of it and it ain't too bad once it's on the bed :)
|The perfectionist in me hates this, I need to look at the BIG|
picture and remember how fabulous this looked on the bed!
I really, really love it! I even dragged Mr 6 away from the TV to admire his quilt. I'm sad to say that Mr 6 has not yet learnt that you need to HEAP PRAISE on a quilter. Well, at least this one.
|I only have about a 1/4-1/3 of the sashing left to quilt :)|
So I'm very happy to be ending 2012 having remembered about perspective. Whilst I am not one for resolutions, I would like to enter 2013 looking at the big picture. Perspective is a great thing.
Bring it on 2013, you're going to be fabulous! Just as fabulous as