TOO OFTEN WE UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A TOUCH, A SMILE, A KIND WORD, A LISTENING EAR, AN HONEST COMPLIMENT, OR THE SMALLEST ACT OF CARING, ALL OF WHICH HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO TURN A LIFE AROUND
LEO F. BUSCAGLIA

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wool Gathering...

I gathered wool this past winter...so here it is...some of it anyway.  I have a lot more large black and navy for backgrounds and just more of this and that all tucked away in containers waiting for me to start cutting into it.  It's felted.  Some felted up nicer than others but all very usable for penny rugs, more wool goodies and some for quilting.  I am pleased to say it is all recycled from thrift shop clothing, some of which you could say was in dire need of a bath!



Found more cotton while I was at it, all I need is  Scraps and Shirttails and I'll be busy with that and the Nickel Quilts patterns, too.  Is there enough time to do all?  Roflol, but of course not!

Happy wool gathering!

Monday, May 25, 2009

I am the lucky Kim

Every now and then something sweet happens and I am completely floored...


To fathom that this beautiful quilt, with many hands in the making of it's blocks, then brought together by one talented and generous quilter to create a very special "made for me" quilt, is indeed a lot of take in.  Wow!

Please visit Carol to see the quilt and stay tuned for the rest of this story! 

Monday, May 4, 2009

Enough Quilts?

You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled,  your creativity satisfied and the fingers just won't work anymore.
written by  Latane Barton
You can visit Latane here .  She has much to share.


We probably all wonder at the size of our stash, the WIPs and UFOs.  BOM is a scary thing and I have sworn off those, but the number of quilts I should have has never crossed my mind.   One quilter's husband made the most innocent comment about the number of quilts needed and goodness but the comments rolled in.  Interesting to read what other quilters had to say.  Go have a read at Quilt Hollow.  The following was my contribution to the comment section.  Just couldn't help but add my two cents! 
Well , I am just speechless! My hubby simply asks what I'm going to do with the latest creation, wondering if it's staying to live with us or going elsewhere, but he hasn't asked if we don't already have enough quilts...yet. It just hasn't occurred to me that I should have enough quilts. Hmm. Hard to get my head around that. Fiesta has a good point. I wonder about what is enough, but I don't know the answer to that question - I suspect that when I am no longer on this earth, then, it will be all for me, but never enough..

I know that one good quilt is all a quilter needs for comfort and warmth, but the artist  in each of us has the need to create...a need to take care of others by way of a quilt.  Seems to me that this is a need that will never be filled...there will never be enough quilts when tragedy strikes or when a celebration is in order.  I can't begin to count the reasons why there will never be enough quilts.  

Quilting is my passion ~ 
Happy Creating and Quilting!