Friday, August 17, 2012

fallen in LOVE with Seattle....Come enjoy some yummy city and quilty color

A colleague of mine in St. George told me once with a shaking of his head and a smile, "Em, when you and your family do something, you are all in....." Yes, We are and why I have never tried a cigarette or cocaine......I joke at quilt shops that my quilting addiction is more expensive than heroin but much more pro-social...and how often the fellow shoppers and cashiers will laugh and nod in agreement. And so my love affair with Seattle has followed suit!

We moved to Seattle because I was choosing to leave a career behind that demanded my attention 24/7 and because I longed to be a mom I had never been to my child, available. And how quickly my career here in Seattle began to take its hold on my heart and life. Excitingly, today I met with my supervisor and the chief nurse and have decreased my hours and will have clumps of time off. YEP!!!!! I had to make a stand so that I could attend Rebels and play with my family.

Hope you enjoy my current works in progress and my pics of Seattle from the past couple of days. A city of color, life and my heart is here! Enjoy and thank you for visiting my blog.










LOVE, A Few of My Favorite Things quilt with ideas for borders and framing triangles and the peace of the Japanese Garden where I read near a small waterfall and Noah's graduation dinner last night from his advanced French cooking class at Blue Ribbon Culinary School. What is a current LOVE of your life?

LOVE the comments you leave me, they are love on my hip when they come through and I thank you!

Em

8 comments:

Sharon said...

Love your LOVE block! And great photos of Seattle! When the sun shines here, it is the most beautiful place ever!

I'm glad for you that you made a choice that suits you and your life. Good for you!! Those babies grow up too fast, so you have to be with them as much as possible. At least I think so!

Tangos Treasures said...

Awesome pictures!!! So glad you are happy with the move!!! Congratulations to Noah!!!

LynCC said...

Hey, I really dig what happened with the tree piece! Good for you, taking the bull by the horns and getting better time blocks for being with your family. And I'm JEALOUS that you have an educated French cook in the house!! Lucky woman. :) And congrats to your Noah. A current love of my life is the new area we moved to - the climate, the scenery, the ability to be outside often without dying of over-hot over-humid sauna-room conditions is FANTABULOUS!! (but always, the biggest love of my life is my family and being with them - I'm so happy when school breaks occur and they're back home!)

Melissa said...

I'm new to your blog, I've been following your sister and she had a link to you! I love your LOVE blocks. I am in Olympia, WA have you been enjoying our heat wave?

Nifty Quilts said...

Oh, I'm so happy that you've found your way into your work-life balance. We'll get to see each other more often! Yahoo!

Sally said...

Glad you made your stand on what's important to you. And I look forward to seeing more of your creative work! Get going...

Vesuviusmama said...

Good for you! I did that 2 years ago (reduced my hours for my family) and it was scary, but it worked and is one of my proudest moments. Easy to see why you love Seattle. I love my front porch. Usually, I'm here on beautiful sunny days, enjoying the view. Today is misty with a steady rain and not only is the view breathtaking, but the sound of the rain on the roof and the leaves is so soothing. It is chilly, but that's what sweaters and socks are for, right? Wish you were here with me! The neighbors cows are excited about something and lowing constantly, and I'm trying to imagine the content of their bovine conversation. I bet you would make me giggle with your thoughts on that.

quiltzyx said...

Great pics of your neighborhood Em! Big congratulations to Noah - he just looks so perfect in the chef's coat. :D Thanks for sharing your life with us & I'm so glad that you were able to make that change at just the right time.

OXO