Today I am grateful to turn 42. I might not have the answer to life, the universe, and everything, but I’m happy to be here and ready to learn more. To celebrate, all the patterns in my shop are on sale today. No coupon code needed.
Since my mid-30s, birthdays have become even more special to me for a host of personal reasons, and this photo from the set of Fresh Quilting in June 2017 is one of them. The day after this photograph was taken, I took my husband in for a CT scan. Behind the smile on my face here is an absolutely terrified woman who could barely function for lack of sleep and concern about her husband’s health. I’m happy to report that he’s better, but 100% for him now is not what it used to be.
You matter. Your health matters. And it’s okay to not be okay. And sometimes we have to follow through on our commitments when we are not at our best. Today and every day ahead, I commit to try to remember to choose kindness and grace. I’m going to try to remember to be gentle with myself, too. It would make my birthday extra special if you felt like joining in this commitment with me.
Whether you’ve been following along with my Aurifil Instagram takeover or just reading along with my blog posts this weekend, thanks for helping me have a wonderful birthday weekend celebration. Quilters are the best community of people I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with!
Don’t forget: the Quilting Jetgirl shop flash sale (all patterns are marked down 25%) is good only for today, Sunday, September 5, 2021. Let me know in the comments if and how you’ll be working on the daily challenge to choose kindness and grace or if you are like me and find extending kindness and grace to yourself is harder than extending it to others. Whatever the week has in store for us, I hope you are able to get some time with fabric and thread.