“In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet
Still going past me in the street.
And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?”
– Robert Louis Stevenson, Bed in Summer
I feel a bit like the child in the above poem. I go to bed by daylight instead of staying up to play and enjoy these long summer days.
Retirement. Wherefore art thou, Retirement?
Nevertheless, I am making the best of it. Or trying to. I love these beautiful days when every day the earth shares new fragrant blooms amidst warm sunshine rays and refreshing rain showers!
It is a new month and time to set new goals (or bring the old ones forward).
Remember these two quilts?:
I want to piece fat quarters together to make quilt backings for them.
I also want to piece a binding together for the Friendship Row by Row.
I will be piecing three blocks for the Squared Away Sampler project. Teal and turquoise are the colors for the month, but the block hasn’t been announced yet.
And, of course, take time to walk in the garden.
I am linking up with OMG (One Monthly Goal) at Elm Street Quilts. Click on the link and check out the other goals for June. I find it inspiring and motivating; perhaps you will too!