Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013

Happy New Year everyone. I love the thought of a new year. Fresh like a day after it rains or the snow melts. You see the new little seedlings poking their heads up through the moist earth. A very good friend of mine got married on December 30th. I am so excited for her and her new husband. They have so much to look forward to.
I am still sort of in a creative slump. I have a couple of new projects to start. Two of my children did youth theater for many years. They also did a lot of school activities such as choir and drama. So over the years they had collected many tee shirts depicting the different venues. These were memories of a wonderful childhood.
We didn't want to just throw them away so I cut the fronts and backs into squares. I then sewed them together to form a quilt top. Then I placed a quilt batting in between a very large piece of fleece. It was big enough to wrap around the four sides to make the binding for the edges. When I finished that I tied all the corners to each of the squares on top to keep the batting from sliding around. When I finished them they had a beautiful way to remember all the things they did.
I have one more to start. I was going to start it today, but the day got away from me. We cleaned up most of our Christmas decorations and got them put away. Why is it that just when you think you are done you find one or two more things that have eluded detection and will probably be up until next year? The house always looks so empty after you're done. But hey it's a fresh New Year. May God be with us as we all look forward to a bright strat to a new year.