Monday, October 8, 2012


Good morning. It's a brand new day and a brand new week. We all survived the weekend. Many may have spent at least part of it quilting or working on other craft projects getting them ready for gift giving. Others may have had to work but have today off. 

Taking the 'off work' time to quilt is great! But also take some of your 'off work' time to enjoy family and friends. Sit back, enjoy a cup of coffee, enjoy the ever changing seasonal colors and temperatures. Enjoy a good book. 

If all we do is work and craft/quilt and don't take time to relax our 'fun time' of quilting will become a chore and we will begin to dread it.  Relax. 

And that is what I did yesterday. I relaxed with good friends we only get to see about once a year. Of course I also go to show off my quilts and quilting studio and pictures of my new grandson! 

A tip in helping to decide what gift to give - when you are talking with your friends and family members pay attention to what they may say about favorite colors, things they collect, things they like to do. If you are really stumped with what to make for someone, come right out and ask leading questions or have a mutual friend ask direct questions.   There may be times when your gift will end up not being a surprise to them as far as the object, but the work you put into it, the color, design, and details will be. 

So, for today, decide what your friends or family like, what they use and what they need.  
Make a list of who you are making gifts for and what you are planning to make for them.  By this time I hope we all at least have some ideas and have started making things, but we still have time even if we are just beginning. 

And remember --- sit back and relax at least a little bit. Enjoy that cup of coffee or tea or whatever you enjoy drinking while you relax. 

Til next time, keep those needles stitching. 


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