I feel a bit like Bilbo Baggins today.
Hesitantly stepping out of his door to embark on an adventure ahead.
Two things have happened to affect my health since we moved here two years ago. Trigger fingers - one was operated on and has never been the same, the others I will save from the same fate - and a knee problem that just gets worse the longer I put it through term after term of cooking lessons at the school.
Bloss and I drove in to Townsville yesterday to watch the final Harry Potter movie (the best one of all if you're wondering), and the 280klm round trip was so painful for my knee that by the time we arrived back home at dusk I knew I had no choice but to resign from my job as Teacher's Aide.
The position requires that I am on my feet and moving in and out of eight cooking bays for between 3 and 5 hours each workday, as well as the weekly shopping trips with those confounded trolleys that when loaded to the hilt have minds of their own. My knee has painfully screeched at me about that for over a year.
The income was a blessing. The students I loved. The teacher I assissted made every lesson a joy.
But I need this knee for another 30-40 years.
So I close that door with a sigh of sadness, and choose to look forward to the path before me.
In my heart I feel God's guidance with Elefantz HOME magazine so I guess that means I will have a lot more time to devote to the articles, patterns and other fun things I want to share within those pages - indeed, a lovely adventure to fully immerse myself in.
Shall I share with you a small dilemma?
I am playing around with some new designs based on songs of the 70's. Once I'd started it became so much fun that I kept going! One of them is destined to be in the July 29 issue of Elefantz HOME , but which one? I can't decide!
The first has become a cushion...
~Love Is All You Need~
I used some of my vintage pink buttons for the back closure.
The second is not yet complete. Maybe another cushion? Or a small quilt? I'll play with some ideas today.
~All You Need Is Love~
Can you see why I love them? :-)
Which one would you want to see in the July issue of Elefantz HOME?
I'm also working on another 70's song-themed design. Can you guess what it might be? It's really groovy....
I never realised all those 70's songs could be so inspiring....I think I could design from them all year long. ;-)
Have a lovely day, and remember
"all you need is love..."