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, February 24, 2010
"Meadow Frogs" is the name I gave to my Quilt for Kids quilt. I wonder about the little person who will need the comfort of this quilt and hope they do well. I felt a bit sad to know that this quilt is going to a child who is sick and hurting, but glad to contribute something snuggly and soft to help ease their pain. I am happy to see that several other quilters have ordered a kit, pieced and quilted their quilt and are looking to do more.
I've been quiet, but busy sewing a couple of fun quilt tops ~ something to keep my mind off the snow and cold. Yes, Carol, it's still cold and we still have a lot of snow...yippy! I combined a couple of quilt design ideas to come up with a way to use this honey bun and charm pack.
Kelly Guy at Charming Chatter had a drawing during her Valentines Sewing Day Party and my name was drawn. Soon as I had the fabric in hand I made this quilt. Thanks Kelly!
I also received my kit from the Downy Quilts for Kids organization last week. I'm itching to quilt up the Valentine Quilt, but this quilt needs to be in the mail next week so it'll come first. The little frogs are CUTE!
My quilt holder has recovered from his latest surgery and is back on the job. :-D
Prairie Grove Peddler is the designer of this happy Winter Sampler. I finished it up at about 36" x 38" and it is quilted within an inch of it's life!. I was practicing my free-motion quilting so it's pretty heavily quilted, but it looks okay! This sampler is one of the projects that I've been meaning to get around to for oh, say six years now.
And now that I am finished with this quilt I am giving the pattern away ~ on February 10th. I'll draw a name if more than one person expresses an interest. :-D
My friend Carol broughtQuilts For Kids to my attention today. Like Carol, I think this is a very worthwhile project ~ quilts that comfort sick kids. I ordered my kit tonight. Curious? Click on Quilts for Kids. If you aren't up for making a quilt there are other projects that you might like to help with. :-D
small dreams no houses as long as a train with places feet never touch no rooms decorated in hues stark and plain no notice of tax that could instead pay for college just a cottage wild ferns a yard stretching forever alive with prairie grass and sounds of pleasant insects making hay a trail to the river sounds of water faint lines of lights miles and miles away... this too then... a place to write where I can see nesting birds just beyond the wooden windowsill a small spot as plain as me where my words can hum in the quiet and where my simple heart is always warm....