Wednesday, January 11, 2012
A Bit of Maxine in Us All
I have done just bits of sewing - nothing major to show. Monday was groceries and a trip to the LQS with my SIL. I have turned over my space, machine, and time to help her make her first quilt. We shopped my stash first and then got the fill-ins.
This is the quilt she is making - in a mix of purples, pinks, greens, flowers, stripes, dots, butterflies - we pulled charms from 3 different packs. And a dark purple for border with pretty lilac for back. And she decided to make the flowers in black dot - using same for binding. We changed it up to a 12 block center for a more rectangular quilt - adjusted measurements. The top is done, basted out, and ready for quilting - hopefully she will let me share her and it on the blog - she is doing such a super job - and more importantly, having FUN.
I'm sure I am missing some things here, but the beginning of the year has been a lucky one. Lots of pattern wins and some FQs sent by a friend as an unexpected 'thank you'. It all started with Shell's lovely 12 of Hearts win and has been followed since. I even have Traveling Stash Box #3 coming from Miki - how fun!
I received this baggy of scraps from a fellow member of our quilt guild - I am challenging myself to see what and how many little things I can make from this , so I can show&tell the next meeting. Just some fun - one item has already been finished, but you will have to wait till the pile is used up to see what evolved.
Until I am finished helping my SIL, I will be on a slow mode (but enjoying seeing her excitement)- to be sure, I will grab a few minutes for myself. BUT I would like to share another blogger's exciting work in MINIS - just love them so and got her permission to link her up. Please visit Wilma at Wilma's World and be inspired to give some mini quilts a try.
This is just one of Wilma's beautiful pieces. So please go visit and leave her a comment.
Slow me down Lord
Ease the pounding of my heart
by the quieting of my mind.
Steady my hurried pace
with a vision of the eternal march of time.
Give me amid the confusion of the day,
the calmness of the eternal hills.
Break the tension of my nerves and muscles
with the soothing music of the singing streams
that live in my memory.
Help me to know the magical restoring power of sleep.
Teach me the art of taking MINUTE vacations,
Of slowing down to look at a flower,
to chat with a friend, to pat a dog,
to read a few lines of a good book.
Slow me down Lord
and inspire me to send my roots
deep into the soil of life's enduring values
that I may grow toward the stars of my greater destiny.
- ANON -