Wednesday, 30 December 2015

A few things I've been reflecting on...

I've taken a long hiatus from quilting. Too long. But it happens sometimes, and that's ok. Over the last two years, I have done a bit of sewing and quilting here and there.

A lot has changed in my life. We have been blessed with two beautiful, healthy granddaughters!

I started running! I've lost weight. My health and my mood are better. LIFE IS GOOD!
So, what have I been thinking about?  Well, sewing and quilting will wait for you.

Friends are a gift. Be a gift to your friends.

Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.

Don't be hard on yourself  if you didn't get everything 'made' for Christmas.

Christmas is not about things. Being with your loved ones, and if you can't be with them, to think of them with love, is more important than buying or making that last gift.
I am full of good intentions. I always 'overshoot' Christmas. What I mean is, I don't always complete my good intentions for the intended Christmas. But guess what, fabric doesn't go bad! Ha ha! So this refers back to the above statement about not being too hard on yourself.

I started these placemats two Christmases ago. I finished enough for the four of us to use for Christmas dinner. Last year, I finished two more and that was enough. This year, I finished the set!
I made this quilt for my niece two Christmases ago. All the way up to the binding...then I stalled, thus the hiatus from quilting. I kinda burned out. Anyway, my dear niece waited patiently and I finally finished hand-sewing the binding just before Christmas this year!

Hubs and I went out to take some pics in the gorgeous, brisk weather. We struggled a bit with the wind, but we couldn't ask for a more glorious December day! Lots of pics, the scenery is so beautiful!


Happy Quilting!

1 comment:

  1. I love these! The quilt with the blue boxes on it are amazing. This is an excellent photoshoot. I love this entire post. MWAH! All the best for 2016!