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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Awe-Inspiring August! Computer Vacation!

Hello All!

 (copywrited by Smith & Anthony Stove Co. 1889, found repinned on Pinterest)

 This lovely lady is sitting in a garden enjoying a cup of  tea.
She wears a fresh rose and there is a hint of
summer foliage and flowers in the background.

July is almost over...
where did the time go?

When I think of summer, 
I think of doing things like this...
Tea outdoors...
visiting the seaside...
reading a good book in the morning...
visiting a museum I have not experienced before...

playing in my art room...
(it has been neglected)
getting my hands all colored up
with dye from a happy afternoon of fabric magic.

I know I will be doing more of this in August....

  I did these pieces a few weeks ago.
 Delicate shades of blue....

Deeper with a touch of green...

Some rich purples...

And delicate pinks.
Lovely things to use for collage art.
I enjoy making banners, and I have a few more ready to hand sew.


I hope to begin quilting on the quilt I began....oh
say a year and a half ago???
Frieda at Frieda Quilter
has been inspiring me for ages and ages with her 
 beautiful and expressive quilts...
And recently while visiting her blog, I finally got a vision of how
I want to stitch my quilt together.
Thank you Frieda!

Wish me luck with this project,
I will share how far I get...

I have other hopeful project ideas.
I have more pins in Pinterest then I could ever do...
but I would like to try a few : )
Do you know what I mean? 

This August seems very special to me...
for various reasons,
And I don't want to miss a minute of it.

I need some rest too : )
So I am planning a lot more of that!

I have decided to take a computer vacation for August...
And I am calling it 
Awe-Inspiring August!

It is my promise to myself to....

Turn my laptop off on July 31st...
and leave it off. 

And to allow the Inspiration and relaxation in!

I enjoy being with all of you here in Bloglandia, 
And I will miss connecting each week.
(you all have inspired me so much,
I want to go and play!)
I will miss Tea Cup Tuesday...oh my!
In fact, I am wondering if I can do it???
Have any of you taken a month off?
(do any of you feel you need to?)
 6 days and counting....!

Do you have special August plans?



K J D said...

Sounds like a good idea to me. I recently didn't blog for 5 weeks... but that is not the same as turning off your laptop for a whole month!

I think you will find you suddenly have more hours in your day!!! Maybe I should try it too!!!!

Going to miss you - see you in September :)

Karen x

johala said...

You're allowed to take a month of vacation Terri! LOL And when you'll come back, you'll have many new things to show us!
Hugs and kisses

Marfi-topia said...

All your dyed beauties are incredible, the pink ones are my favorite.
I'm certainly going to miss your beautiful posts but I'm sure you'll have loads more amazing photos and subjects
To share with us when you return.
Good luck with your project I'm sure it's going to be stunning:)

Have a great weekend!

Elaine said...

I hope you enjoy your awe inspiring August very much. I often feel I waste too much time on my computer and almost feel withdrawal symptoms when I am away from it which is not good. WE have booked a holiday rental in September with no internet connection, so I will have a little rest from the distractions the computer holds. Wishing you a peaceful and creative time full of happy and fulfilling experiences. Elaine x

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

It sounds wonderful, Terri! enJOY the rest of your Summer.
hugs and JOY,

Sylvia said...

Have fun and we will see you in September. Yes, you almost have me thinking the same, I know we all need to a break from time to time.

Linda M. said...

Terri, Enjoy your time off to do what you love. I have not been posting for quite sometime. I'll look forward to seeing you again in September. Joyous wishes and hugs, Linda

Lucille said...

I understand how you feel! Enjoy your month off, Terri! There are not enough hours in a day to do all the fun things our soul needs us to do because of real life demands requiring such a huge chunk of time. See you in September! Have fun?

Linda Kunsman said...

Terri your dyed fabrics and laces are divine and I know you'll be creating gorgeous things with them! Good luck with your month long break and good for you too! I've only ever done that a week at the most-and it was only cuz we lost power :)Will miss you but am looking forward to all the inspiration you will have to share. Enjoy!

Dorthe said...

Dear Terri, your fabrics are all stunning colours, the tones so beautiful!!-I would love to dye some more ,also.
Oh I understand about the months off -but never tried!! Only one week or so, I have been away from my computer and friends,-and that is ok for me!!! I don`t think I could leave for a month !! BUT it would be given me so much more time, to create and enjoy other things, you are so right, my friend!...So enjoy, and see you soon again,-I will be here waiting to hear and see news!!!
Hugs from Dorthe

Frieda Oxenham said...

Glad I could help and can't wait to see the quilt when your month is up. Think it's a very good idea and wish I coukd achieve it but at the moment I know I coukdn't manage it. Will miss you but like to think of you being the lady in the picture.

karen hess jewelry said...

And a well-deserved rest and time to play it is!! I'm thrilled that you've decided to focus on your art(s) and let the rest sit on the shelf for a month. I've only taken off two weeks at a time, and I must say, I did miss my blog! Yet, all is sweeter upon return.
I've been traveling full speed this summer with an online retreat and another class and I'm looking forward to a trip to the MD shore in August.
So, dear Terri, I will be missing you and thinking of you and smiling...knowing you're doing what you love so much! Enjoy every minute!

Christine LeFever said...

A month with no computer is mind boggling to me, and I say go for it! Of course you will be missed, but you will be back all refreshed and better than ever.

Have a wonderful August!



Rosemary and Thyme said...

I totally agree Terri. Blogging is fun but it is also time consuming. Such lovely pieces. Enjoy your vacation..

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous!! Good luck with your project!!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

I love your gorgeous new dyed lace pieces and of course your new quilt blocks! you have been a busy lady!
I wish that I could join you in shutting down the computer - unfortunately my two jobs entail working on it all day! And with Back to school around the corner it is my busiest time with web work! I will envy you as you get that much deserved rest!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
You deserve a month off! Summer is short and blogging can keep one extrememly busy as in my case. I feel I need a break too and I might just take one. My hubby is on vacation and my two weekly parties keep me at the computer quite a bit so you have given me some food for thought.
Enjoy your time off my friend and we'll enjoy your company when you get back.

Blessings & hugs,

Cinderella Moments said...

I've only taken a day off before. A month will be hard. Especially staying away from Pinterest!
I know what you mean about being inspired by other blogs. You blog happens to be one of them.
You have some gorgeous material for awesome projects. Maybe being away from the computer will make you super productive. Let us know the outcome of it. Happy vacation!
Oh and your comment was so sweet. It made me all happy and fuzzy warm inside. Thank you!

Lady Linda said...

Hi Terri, I think it's a great idea to take a break. I really haven't blogged much this summer with working on my studio, being sick and now a new grandbaby. I think summer is a great time to break with the computer. I love Pinterest. I find it really relaxing just to make boards.
Enjoy your break.

Anonymous said...

Just saying today how I need a break - a real vacation. Seeing my son and grandbaby the third week of August so August is special to me this summer, too. Hope to hear all about your retreat in September!

Betty Stapleton said...

I haven't been blogging for the last two weeks, although I have checked in on everyone else. Not sure I could disconnect all together. Enjoy your time off, but saying that I was looking forward to your garden gazebo, hope to see it when you get back. God bless...

Jann said...

What a lovely image! I wish you happiness and lots of free time while you take your vacation away from the computer. I haven't done hardly anything with my blog for months, but I still can't stay away from my computer! Too much to do . . .

Marjanne said...

I hadn't read this post and was missing you! happy to read it is for s good reason! hugs and see you in September!

Dortesjs said...

awww gorgeous laces wonderful colours you did

Linda Vincent said...

Your dyed lace is so beautiful Terri....hurry up and show us how you're going to use it ;-)
Enjoy your break....we know you'll inspire us when you come back xxx

Victoria said...

Wow..what a gorgeous array of colors..so magical Terri..love the creations you share..they are such stunning treasures...such an old world feel..very charming! Wishing you a beautiful time away..enjoy!Missing your presence in blogland and waiting to welcome your return!

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