Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Whispering Away November


How the last few months of the year do fly by.  November was a whisper that spoke of summer days, snowy days, rainy days, peaceful and thankful days, and some worrisome days.  In those worrisome days, November whispered - you will find sunshine, you will find peace, you will find thankfulness - you will carry on.

 

I got to play with some fun, bright fabrics from the shelf to test a pattern for Bea.  She hasn't released the pattern yet so I still can't show the finished quilt.  AND now that I think of it, I never sent her a photo of the finish - only the flimsy - yikes!!


My hexie projects (all my hand projects) have been a great whisper to find peace this month.  There is something very relaxing to needle and thread in hand.


I found some peace on a worrisome day by making some baby bibs for one of our quilt guild's charity projects to fill the community gift baskets.


And some solace in the later days of November with the 'hot dog' pillow case pattern.  This is another community charity project for our guild.  I take great pleasure (as do all our members) in giving back to our communities.


Some scrap play with some very soothing browns and boy do I have a LOT of browns.




Had the pleasure of sharing some class time with my fellow guild members take a class on using the TLC ruler.  I turned my block into a pillow which I forgot to photo, too.


Was so happy to have finally gotten the promised tutorial up for the mini key chain purse.

 

The only LARGE project was the Bear quilt shared as it was in progress.  Well my long armer dropped it off so it will officially be a December finish - I LOVE THIS QUILT!!  BUT, it will be going to my daughter as promised.

This month of November has taught me to listen to the whispers - the softness, the light - not the thunderous roars, but the whispers.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

22 comments:

  1. lovin all your projects. am watching the progress on that scrappy brown one.

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  2. A beautiful post Sharon and a wonderful example of the Whisper of comfort our stitching gives so many of us during our more turbulent times. Sending hugs your way,

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  3. Beautiful post, keep listening to those whispers, our world can be so loud especially lately. I can't wait to see the bear paw finished, I love that quilt.

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  4. Sweet, sweet post. It seems that listening to the whispers has been very productive for you.

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  5. wonderful post with lots of feelings coming thru. I am sending some whispers of love and reassurance to you.

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  6. How lovely! Is that a quote Sharon, or your thoughts? Either way, it truly spoke to my heart this morning - thank you for that! I hadn't thought about handwork in the sense of "whispering" but you are right. It is the quiet, gentle whispering swish of a needle that calms the spirit and soul, always bringing a measure of peace. You have the best selection of browns I have ever seen - love your scrappy blocks. And your daughter is a very lucky girl. That quilt is amazing!!!

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  7. This is a beautiful and thought provoking post, Sharon. I hope your mom is doing better.

    I can't wait to see your bear quilt finished.

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  8. Can't wait to see your bear paw quilt. Glad your mom is doing better. It's been a stressful month for you. Hoping December brings you peace.

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  9. Nice work! You accomplished a lot and that brown scrappy is beautiful.

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  10. Nice work! You accomplished a lot and that brown scrappy is beautiful.

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  11. Love your scrappy brown blocks and your bear paw quilt is going to be a wonderful gift!

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  12. Wonderful post Sharon. I'll definitely be listening for the whispers.

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  13. I LOVE those scrappy soothing brown blocks! YUM!

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  14. Leaves of all golden shades, with the white as a border. That alone would be comfort. Browns, I might have two. But a lovely calm colour to play with.

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  15. Love your projects! I don't have a lot of Browns. The Bear paw Quilt is going to a Lucky girl!

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  16. Lots of love love y projects happening at your place, love the bear quilt. Love too your comment about hand sewing, always quiet time for me.

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  17. That top picture is so beautiful; I'd love to walk down that path. Your Bear Paw is gorgeous.

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  18. That first picture looks like an art quit. We had snow in Tokyo for the first time in 54 years so early ... but certainly not as beautiful as that because the leaves have not had enough fall to change color. I love your brown blocks ... my favorite color.

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  19. I've forgotten to take pictures at times, too. Oh well. Lots done, despite your mother being ill.

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  20. I love that first picture, it really says peace to me. You've done really well at the peaceful and productive this last month. Hopefully the sense of peace will last through the holiday season. Enjoy your stitching this weekend.

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  21. They all look great and I'm so happy for you to have been able to enjoy some peaceful time.

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