It wasn’t planned, but today was a day for recharging our batteries.

After several hours in town buying groceries and running errands, we both were tired.  We had had a busy busy quilty week and I think we both needed a day of down time.

We ate lunch while watching a travel channel show about the Colorado River and then I was ready for a nap.  I made a pot of coffee instead and went to the studio to start my postcards for the May exchange.  I got about half of them done.  I also did a few “May Flowers” quilted art postcards for doorprizes for the next 2 trunk show speaking engagements.  Those events are Monday and Tuesday of this coming week, so it was about time I got that done, huh?

I came into the living room about 6pm and couldnt see Steve.  Oh, but I could hear him!  He was upstairs “fiddling” with his new steel guitar.  It was music to my ears.  He was figuring out what all it needed and how to tune it.  I have not EVER seen him this happy and relaxed.  He had been up there playing for the 2 hours I had been sewing.

We really need to do this more often.  Recharging batteries is so important.  How do you recharge your batteries??


Here is a quilt I finished this week:


This is a picture I took from our bedroom today.  (bedroom is upstairs)  It was storming and the sky looked like the world had a gray wool hat on it!


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy
    May 04, 2008 @ 00:06:11

    Have I told you lately that your quilting is absolutely GORGEOUS? Well, it is!

    What do I do to recharge, depends on the day! Glad Steve is enjoying his new guitar, can’t wait to hear him play it!


  2. Vicki W
    May 04, 2008 @ 08:42:22

    Recharging is GOOD! I haven’t even started my postcards. heck, I don’t even have a good idea yet! Love the quilt – that’s a whole lotta pebbling!


  3. Deb Levy
    May 04, 2008 @ 20:44:28

    Recharging is a great idea…. My DH is a master at it …since about 10 years AFTER he retired. Me, I’m still working at it.

    That quilt is perfect…you know, you are a very talented artist….I am so happy to know you. Just thought I’d say it…I’ve known it for a while…….


  4. sammi
    May 04, 2008 @ 21:59:17

    Not only am I always pleased with your “vision” for a quilt, I am always astounded at your execution of that vision!

    I can almost hear Steve from here … I love steel guitar (tho’ not the genre usually associated with said instrument).


  5. TeresaL
    May 04, 2008 @ 23:12:19

    Lovely quilting Gayle. Neat that Steve has the new guitar and is enjoying it so much!


  6. Fannie
    May 05, 2008 @ 08:56:23

    Recharging is a daily necessity for me. I take frequent breaks from whatever project I’m working on and I usually go outside to walk in my garden, run an errand or “take a nap.” ;-D

    Beautiful quilt, Gayle.


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