Friday, March 9, 2012

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Well, we just returned from a month long trip to Florida and I really enjoyed the getaway BUT it is always great to come back home where everything is familiar. It was so great to see my little 3-year-old granddaughter and her mom, my daughter. Also was fabulous to get into my studio – I missed it so much!
I have a relationship with my studio and when I get back to it after a long absence, I really do appreciate it more – much like a marital relationship.

When my studio gets too cluttered, it is difficult to see all of the good things that the room holds, much like when I throw too much clutter into my marriage and then I can’t remember why I fell in love in the first place. When that happens in my room I get very frustrated because I can’t find anything and spend all of my time hunting for stuff and then I start throwing things around – argh! When that happens in my marriage, I can get very frustrated and start throwing verbal bombs that can land and be destructive to both of us.
The one difference is that I always try and resolve issues with my husband before we go to sleep… my studio, not so much.
Take some time today to appreciate your studio for all of the wonderful things that it gives you and, take some time to appreciate those people that you tend to take for granted.

And now that I have reacquainted myself with my studio, I am off again - heading out to Valley Falls, Kansas for a quilting retreat - fun, fun, fun!!!