Saturday, January 16, 2010

Middle of Jan, hmmm

Can't believe that it is the middle of Jan. already. I had good intentions of posting everyday. I recently saw a quote about good intentions, should have saved it.
I did get some more NYB's done and have a total of 12 now. I think the quilt I am making has 30 blocks, so a few more to go.
I was looking for something in one of the drawers the other day and came across the log cabin blocks, with the fabric. They were started in a class taught by Flavin Glover in Estes Park, I think 4 years ago. So I dug them out, cut more strips and now they are all in the washing machine. Asthma problems have resurfaced and the fabric seems to be aggravating them. Will probably be re-cutting all of them a 1/4" thinner and re-cutting the 1" strips.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!

I posted 120 times in '09. I consider this to be a major accomplishment on my part, as I am not into this type of thing at all. So I will have to see how 2010 goes, maybe there will be more posts, maybe fewer. Maybe I well really go out on a limb and have a drawing, that seems to be a popular 'blog thing' to do these days.

One of my goals is to take a photo everyday this year. I will say that when I was doing this on a regular basis last year, I became more aware of things around me. Things I sometimes take for granted, things that go unnoticed much of the time, things that are small or insignificant to many.

And this is the third attempt to post a message. One was written and put into the draft section. Then after reading my daughter's post I decided I should delete it and go along with the "looking forward to the new year and new decade with 'excitement' attitude". Maybe if we all tried that, something positive would evolve this year.

Then I remembered something very important. I really don't have control over anyone but myself, and that there is a far greater power who controls everything and everyone, God, our Father.

So on that note, I will pray for our country, as it could really use a lot of help right now and particularly for those of you who read this, that you may be blessed beyond anything you thought possible and that you have a wonderful New Year.
This little angel sat a top our mini Christmas tree this past Christmas. A symbol that reminds us that God loves everyone in the world, even those who hate and denounce Him. A hard thing for me to comprehend sometimes.