Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Life is about using all the crayons in the box

Read this on a billboard yesterday and it spurred my need to write on my blog.  I find there are certain days I go into the quilting room and I am drawn to colors and not so much to other colors.  I am brainstorming the fabric for one of my "package" design quilts for a Christmas gift.  I am just fascinated by the number of red hues there are in the industry.  So because of that, I have decided to use forest green with the black background piece I have decided to use.  Pictures later.
About the crayons in the box. . .  Lately I have been pulling them out like crazy.  My primary color has been blue as it relates to my husband and his health issues right now.  It seems we have spent two months in and out of medical offices.  I have been taking my knitting along to stay calm and wait for results of tests and appointments.  I am blue about his pain, frustrations, and the worry of what the prognosis may be.
Another color vivid to my life this past week was yellow.  I spent six days working the field with colleagues from Ohio.  We are working with teachers to promote innovation in their classrooms to make the learning more relevant and culturally appropriate.  I feel bright yellow when I think about the changes in these Native American childrens' education as the result of the planning their teachers did last week.
I am red with excitement regarding our family vacation coming up next week.  The chance for Papa and I to spend a week with our children and their families is just too much to anticipate.  I am planning games and meals and can hardly wait to swim and watch them have some fun.


  1. It was very interesting to read your post and the way you think of colours..
    Have a wonderful time with all your family.

  2. It's funny how different folks relegate colors. In thinking of myself just now, as I was scrolling down your post, I thought, "Yellow. A sallow yellow is how I feel right now ... kind of puny and overrun with a cold." And then I saw your yellow! Very different! It's good to "see" you again!! :)