The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface - So it is that we develop - But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work. For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Oh My ....

I must have been lost - out of touch -  we have just been going full throttle. Recently DWH and I tried setting some goals for packing, sorting and generally getting things done in preparation for our move. Life happens - all it took was one phone call from my very dear friend, Beverly, saying they were going to stop by for a visit on their way to South Carolina for their vacation. All of our goals became deadlines. We love visiting with these dear friends and do not see them often - but I could not possibly have let them into our house with the chaos that reigns here right now. They promptly made a motel reservation, which helped a lot as the guest bedrooms have stacks of tubs with my sewing paraphernalia - you know, in case I need something. We cleaned, packed up the accumulations that were created from sorting and organizing, and I finished two quilts that were for her birthday next month - a sofa throw and a table topper. The ones I sent her last year were stolen through the mail system, so I was for sure not going to try mailing again and she did give me ten days advance notice - the sofa quilt had just come back from the quilter. Beverly was so surprised and pleased with them and they are OTL (off the list).

Beverly's mother, Granny Almond, came with them this time and I was able to finish up a tote for her to take to the little farmer's market she likes to visit.

Tommy got a Mug Rug for the table next to his TV recliner, but I did not get a picture. We had cooked a wonderful dinner for them and the coconut pie was a real hit and was made since DWH and I would have someone to help us eat it. We love that pie.

Long story short - we have been very busy and visiting with our friends was so wonderful. I did not think that our goals would end up as deadlines, but it happens.

I really do feel that I have a breathing spell right now with nothing on the horizon except getting the signs made up and putting the house on the market. Maybe it was our goal of having all this done by May 21st that created the deadline with our friends arrival. Now, am I behind or ahead at this stage? I think I will go make some pillowcases and get those OTL.

Hope your journey is full of wonderful twists and turns - Judy C sends her best


taylorsoutback said...

Judy - you are definitely ahead of schedule!!! If you run out of things to do (VBG) you could always come up to Wisconsin and help someone get ON to some sort of schedule!!

Happy that you had a chance to visit with people who are so special to you and how amazing that you could present them with such treasures!
You are remarkable!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Life happens is right! Isn't it amazing how fast time goes by leaving us with too much to do in too little time to do it? Glad you had a fun visit with your friends. LOVE the tote!