Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Holidays are Here

Yes, the holidays are here.  Halloween has come and gone. Thanksgiving will be here soon. And believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner. 

We sit back for just a moment and wonder where the year has gone. What were we doing while it sped past us? 

I've been a busy quilter, photographer, Mom, wife and grandmother. 

Customer quilts kept me busy for most of the year which was a wonderful feeling. Always having those extra quilts spending a brief amount of time in my studio before they headed out to parts unknown was special. I enjoy being a part of the making of a special quilt for a special person. I also enjoy being a part of making quilts for charity. I usually don't have time to make the whole quilt, but have been involved with doing the longarm work for several quilts that have been made and then given to the homeless children in our area. 

It amazes me the time, money and work people put into quilts that are then given away to those we will never know. The love that goes into it. I hope  the person who receives it will feel that love when they wrap up in it. I hope it touches their lives in a positive way that they will remember forever and share over time.

As we all settle in for our long winters nap..... 

Oh, wait, most of us will be busier than even at this time of year!  

As we all settle in for running our sewing machines, cutting, washing, pressing, pinning, stitching and binding....... so others can enjoy that long winter's nap under a quilt ...... 

Take time to be thankful each day for something.  We are all blessed. If you are a quilter or other crafter you have been blessed with your creativity and talents. If you are not that creative you are still blessed. We often overlook the little ways we are blessed while we look for the big blessing. Take time to notice the little things. 

I leave you now for a little while. Nap time has come, with a busy day ahead. While life goes on, I'm also busy making a few major projects as well as working on Christmas ornaments again this year. I still have a few customer quilts to finish as well as one special personal quilt to get done. Whew ..... yep, no time for a long winter's nap. 

Til next time... 
Keep those needles stitching, 
those creative juices flowing
those blessings being counted
and encouragement going out to others. 

Phyllis :) ♥

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