Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kate's 15 Minute Challenge

Finally, a good week to report. I wanted to see what some of the stars looked like joined together.

Making the diamonds is fast and easy, but joining them together is going slowly. I joined a quilting group and they were talking about an older lady who had some special magnifying glasses that helped her make tiny stitches. I think I need to look for something like that for this work.

See how others are doing with their 15 minutes a day at Kate's blog Life in Pieces.

15 Minute Challenge

Friday, February 3, 2012

Lucky Me! Look What I Got in the Mail Yesterday!

Pat, from 501 Quilt Blocks picked my name for a random giveaway. She can probably explain it better than I. When I opened the mail last night, I showed it to Hubby and told him another blogger made it and sent it to me. He admired it and then asked what I had to send. Nothing, I said, it's not like a chain letter. She just decided to pick twelve names to do a giving project and she picked my name. Why, he asked. Because she wanted to. He looked puzzled, but didn't ask any more questions. So obviously I can't explain it well. So, Hubby and others who still don't understand, read Pat's post here.

I've decided that my word of the year should be gratitude. Receiving this gift yesterday, along with a lovely dinner out last night made me realize that I don't show true gratitude even when my heart runs over with it. So that is what I am going to work on this year, beginning with this wall hanging.

Thank you Pat, for the thought that went into this, the detail, and all the hard work. The wallhanging is absolutely perfect, and I can see that you looked back over my blog to find just the right colors, and you included our big, spoiled, rescued cat who has become the center of our little lives lately.

See how well the colors match? I've been trying to decide what to put on the wall behind this sofa, and the will fit perfectly. Thank you again!