Sunday, 27 April 2014

Stopping to Smell the Lilacs

Lone Star
Photo by London Tepsick

Today was absolutely perfect. This past week was really rough on me, and by the time Friday rolled around I was over-stressed and half-crazy. So on Saturday I forced myself to lie around and do nothing. Even when I had the overwhelming urge to get up and clean or sew I didn't do it. I snuggled on the couch with my kids, watched movies, and even took a nap. This morning I woke up completely revived, and when I stepped outside everything was perfect--the sun was shining, the birds were chirping and the smell of lilac was in the air. I know this is cheesy, but I'm not even kidding.


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Photo by London Tepsick


I had been meaning to take some pictures of my finished Exploding Lone Star quilt and today was the perfect day for it. I grabbed my camera and started out he door and my daughter asked if she could go with me. We drove around for awhile, then parked the car and just started walking. Everything was so pretty, the flowers were in bloom, and I felt like we were in the pages of  "The Secret Garden".


Lone Star
Photo by London Tepsick

We walked around for a long time, both snapping photos and taking in the scenery. I was pleased by how much she liked taking the photos and was seriously impressed by how well she did--her pictures are all the ones above!!! 


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When we got home, we were both tired and covered in the dust we had stirred up on our walk, but we were completely content and happy.

There are some moments in life that are so stressful you wonder how you are ever going to make it through it, and then there are other moments that are so beautiful that you wonder how you could've ever been anything but happy. I hope you all have recently experienced the beautiful moments, and that you get to experience them often. 


Lone Star






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18 comments:

  1. Christina, the photos are wonderful! London has done a magnificent job!

    I'm sorry it's been such a stressful time, and hope it gets better soon. I get what you say about wondering how to stand the stress, and then those moments of absolute perfect happiness. Here's wishing you more of the latter and less of the former! Stay strong my friend!

    Hugs,

    Kelly

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  2. Beautiful quilt and pictures! I'm so jealous of your beautiful countryside and lilacs! Hope you got lots of rest this weekend!

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  3. YOUR QUILT>JUST BEAUTIFUL!
    THANKS FOR POSTING!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  4. Beautiful quilt and beautiful pictures!! Glad you got a little rest this weekend and i hope things are looking brighter for you. When I'm under stress, I try to just live on the moment and breathe. Wishing you a stress free week ahead

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  5. Great post, I felt like I was with you smelling the grass and blooms!
    Esther

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  6. Oh how I love the smell of lilacs!!! In Rhode Island we had a bush at our front door. I would sit on the porch and get drunk on the smell! Thanks for reminding me. XO

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  7. I love everything about this post! Your quilt is jaw-droppingly beautiful!

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  8. Amen, sister! What a lovely day you two must have had - your daughter certainly has a great eye. I might need to do this with my daughter. She even told me the other day that she's tired of my "fence quilt photos" so I guess it's time to branch out!

    Lucky! Lilacs! Totally reminded me of the line from "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square." Enjoy your English spring! Much prettier than an Idaho one!

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  9. Your quilt is gorgeous and your daughter's photos are fantastic!! Ahh Lilacs! I live in the desert now but growing up in the mid west there were several bushes in our yard. So miss that smell!!

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  10. OH! I LOVE the Scrumptious line! This is an absolutely gorgeous quilt! I love how you used placed the fabrics!

    Thank you so much for partying at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  11. What a lovely quilt and pretty pictures. I am looking forward to the lilacs blooming here, but they are taking their time!

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  12. Love the quilt and the scenery! Both are beautiful!

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  13. Wow, your quilt is fabulous! And yes, your daughter is a great photographer. Glad you had a good day together.

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  14. Love that quilt Cristina! And your daughter's pictures are GORGEOUS!!! What a pretty place to have a photo shoot - so fun!! :)

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  15. Gosh Cristina, again, this is so beautiful! I am glad you chose white binding :) It really lets that star shine! I am so jealous of the green beautiful scenery you are surrounded with, it just breath taking for those of us in dusty NM ;)
    Like all the rest, I love this!

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  16. This is a stunning quilt - your daughter is quite the photographer!

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  17. Beautiful quilt and stunning scenery. I love English country gardens. I hope you are still feeling good. You are wise to know when enough is enough and how to look after yourself.

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  18. This is gorgeous! It looks like a snowflake!

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XOXO Cristina