It’s been a month. A month of quiet; A month of busy. A month of reading books; A month of prayer. A month of work… of appointments… of meetings… of housework… of meal-planning and cooking… of illness and exhaustion… of tears and of laughter… and a break from feeling obligated to journal here. Resolutions were made; and kept (still going strong!). Change (improvement?) was made in so many ways, and excitement and anticipation of the next few months is high.
When I started my blog, I posted (nearly) weekly “creative clips” showing small things I worked on or did, that didn’t necessarily warrant an entire blog post. Sort of like my friend Cindy’s “Really Random” posts–only not as amusing as her posts. I’ve decided I’m bringing Creative Clips back in 2012. So here goes:
Creative Clips, Weeks 1, 2 & 3!
My SIL is making a 100 Wishes Quilt for the son they recently brought home from China. I surprised them at Christmas by giving them two special blocks, hand embroidered and sashed to match her quilt blocks, with dates to represent their trip to China, his birthday and adoption date (“gotcha day”), and the date he became a citizen of the United States–all within an outline of his two countries:
On December18th, my Sweetie and I went to meet our new nephew, and then, a few days after Christmas, he and his big brother spent a few hours at our place while Mom went on a lunch date and ran a few errands. It’s amazing, they are truly brothers, as if they have been since birth. His first trip to Dairy Queen with uncle and auntie:
I didn’t sew any gifts to give this year, however I did have a customer request for a set of Mother/Daughter aprons… using this sweet cupcake fabric from my stash, I made an apron for a 3-year old girl and her mommy–who enjoy baking together:
, I sometimes resist cutting into “precious” fabrics in my stash because I’m saving it for something “special”. Silly, huh? Well, I opened a Good Fortune layer cake and started sewing last weekend… on a sewing day at my place with two awesome friends:
Seriously, I have to get over that–the stash is there to be used, Amy Butler and Heather Ross and all…
It just felt good to sew again…. and have I ever mentioned how much I love to chain-piece?
I did a little hand-piecing on a short road trip over the holiday week; a little progress on the hexagon quilt:
I enjoyed twelve days off from the job at holiday time, and spent much of that time sleeping (even though I had grand intentions of spending it creating!)… I guess your body knows when it has reached a certain point of sleep deprivation, and my body decided to revolt and take the sleep it needed no matter what the right side of the brain was demanding.
Life is indeed good, and I am blessed,