They are cute little wall hangings….
The rail fence already had stitch in the ditch…. So all I had to do with feather the border….. How cute did that turn out??
The second little quilts…. I stippled and all the white background areas, added some continuous curves, and wavy lines….. In the border I just wanted to follow the lines in the clouds a little bit and give it an extra little bit of texture.
So this is the time of year when everybody starting to think of the new year ahead. I am no exception.
I keep thinking of what’s in store for me….. And what do I want out of my life?
What can I do differently to make myself happy… In my role of mother, wife, sister,quilter and friend. It’s not that I’m not happy, I do think I can create more balance and make myself feel more fulfilled in those roles.
So I have been thinking about this, not only do I need more balance in my life, and I need to figure out exactly where I want to go with my business, and how to balance everything in my life.
But I thought in true fashion a way to document all of this would be to make a quilt. At my local quilt shop they are doing a monthly quilt called “Resolutions”….. and it’s a pretty cute quilt…. But it’s not my style really… And it’s not my colors…. And although the resolutions are good they don’t suit me perfectly. So I thought to myself “why don’t you create your own journey?”…. and while processing it…. Make your own personalized resolution quilt. Although I think I need to name it something different “Charisma’s Goals” or “What Makes Charisma”…I am sure it will come to me…during the process.
So each month I will focus on something that I think will benefit me to spend time pondering. Wr what I think is important to me…. What I would like to change… And things that I love.
So I can already envision one block… Being red sparkly shoes….right? Right I mean there has to be some sort of glitter…. sort of like that post i made about wearing the pink glasses… Lately I’ve been wearing my red sparkly shoes…. The glitter of course… And the flowers. That block can be representative of what makes me happy. I can’t say how big the quilt will get….. Because some months I may want to make more than one block….. So this time next year…. I will want to reveal my quilt. But I think along the way I will share the blocks as I go…. So that all of you can join me. I would love to see pictures of all of your blocks… And I will of course share them on my blog.
I would challenge all of you to do the same. You don’t have to necessarily make a quilt… But I would challenge you to document, ponder, or think about what is going to center you. What are your goals? What do you want to accomplish? What makes you happy? I also have several designs and drafted out for embroidery project of my favorite things. I want to work on those this year as well.
I have many things in the works….. But I really think that this is the beginning of the new season for me.
And why not document this? I know I’m a hopeless romantic, too sentimental… But someday I will really love that I’m this way.
Some resolutions that I’ve thought about in no certain order:
1. Being more repentant
this is such a personal thing…. And I think it keeps me humble. Putting GOd first in everything..I try and fall sometimes.
2. Spending more time with my family
3. Walking in the Spirit
4. Being healthy
5. More intricate quilting
6. wearing the red shoes.
7. Being more budget savvy, saving for retirement.
8. Managing time better
9. baking more..maybe canning
10. Taking time to smell the roses
Of course these are just a few things…. And as time progresses, the year progresses….. I’m fairly positive more things will pop up as gentle reminders that I need to enjoy life more.
Have a great day..and think baout your self goals.
I wanted to let you all know that I am caught up (for the most part…I will have all my jobs complete by next week…)
And it’s been quite a while since that has happened… I am happy and excited! So I thought I’d run a little special….
So here are the terms and conditions…. The rates have to be my current rates…. As of the new year… And I’m offering a 20% discount for any jobs that are booked in January….. That goes for all of the quilters except for the boys….
They already offer a very affordable service.
So in order to keep their business afloat…. And also honor a special for them… Anybody that submits all over stipple quilts for January will be entered in a drawing. If you send 15 quilts for large to medium all over stipple in January, we will enter your name 15 times….. If you send one quilt in January we will enter your name one time….. I just wanted to clarify that. So your name gets entered however many quilts you send. The winner of that drawing will receive a free all over large to medium stipple quilting job.
Back to me……you will need to contact me… So that I can book a date for you, and discuss price and design ideas.
I hope you all have a fabulous wonderful fantastic new year!
Hello Kathy sent another quilt…… an Irish chain. I believe this is mode of fabric beautiful colors….. As always perfect piecing…… and I just wanted to go in and complement the quilt.
I quilted feathered wreaths…. A feather in the border, leaves, loops, and wavy lines.
I love different textures when they all come together…. They can be simple designs…. But when they all come together they look more complicated and intricate….. I love the fact that she chooses light colored back fabric because then it shows the quilting…. And resembles the whole cloth quilt.
Thank you so much Kathy…. I really appreciate working with you this year…. And I hope you have a fabulous new year!
Rob bought me this fancy new NaturallySpeaking Dragon for Christmas! Isn’t that exciting? So I am speaking this into the fancy Shmancy microphone and it’s recording it. It’s doing a pretty good job but I’m having a hard time with the punctuation. Today was a day of lounging, quilting, and playing with all of our new toys. I haven’t gotten out of my sweats all day….. And I skipped Bible study. I didn’t actually remember until it was too late to get ready and feed the kids dinner. But I am excited to get caught up with all the quilts by by next weekend so that I can start some personal projects.
The boys are with Landon for a week. So the house is pretty quiet. Well I think I conclude this session. My handy little tool is working.
I hope you guys have a great evening. Many blessings.