When we have a computer problem and the screen freezes some times we just have to unplug and start again. This can be so true of life as well. I recently experienced a period of sever stress where everything went on hold. To move forward I had to unplug and start again. I started with some exercise for body and mind and being off work gave me lots of time to reflect. One verse that comes to mind "be still and know that I am God" A reminder that we can't keep going and there are times we have to stop and even rewind. I am thankful in life I don't always know what is ahead and its God who has the bigger picture.
During this time I found walking and nature more relaxing than my craft which is usually my means to unwind. I am so thankful for the wonderful creation around me. I am thankful I live close to the sea and a choice of forests where I can go without warning, providing Smudge agrees of course.
I spent a lot of time in coffee shops which allowed me to gain more pounds than desirable so it's back to home cooking and sensible eating and I feel better already with a little help from pure gym. The patchwork guild has recommenced and as speaker secretary I am planning for 2017-2018 but enjoying this present year and highly recommend you come along even as a visitor at first. Angela Madden was an excellent speaker in October and her patchwork quilts are out of this world for which she has won awards.
It has been lovely to get back to my design and patchwork course. This module involves a lot of play although probably not how my tutor would describe it.
The healthcare Christian fellowship has recommenced with the forty minute study looking to the future and it's been very encouraging to have so many new members. We start our new PUP on Philippines in October at number 55 and coffee and craft format is changing to one day a month. This will be restricted to 5 using sewing machines and possibly anoth two non sewers! Snacks will be provided in exchange for a small donation to Kiwoko.