'Stay, stay at home and rest. Homekeeping hearts are happiest.' ~ Author Unknown.

Monday, April 19, 2010

True Statements and Quilting for the Shop Hop......


A good friend bought me this several years ago and I have enjoyed this sign many times over! I laugh at and curse this statement both at the same time. I am so blessed to LOVE to know how to use a thread and needle, whether it be quilting, cross-stitching, embroidery, punch needle, sewing, mending, and the list goes on. I inherited this from my ancestors, and am so grateful to be able to sew on a button, which some women (and men) pay big dollars for at the local dry cleaners. But at other times, I get frustrated with either the materials I am working with or my limited patience. 'Quilting' and 'mending' are two totally different arts, but I am glad that I can do both, and everything in between.

This past weekend was our local shop hop for us 'quilty' people. One of my local shops asked me to quilt their shop's version of the quilt that all the blocks are given out for at each shop. It reminded me of Christmas, and I loved quilting a Christmas quilt when I wasn't rushed to do it, as I am around the holidays. So, without further delay, Ta Da...........








Christmas in April.... who knew! Could be a new trend.......

Blessings on your work, and find something to mend today, or better yet, learn how!

Shanda

6 comments:

Pam said...

I wish I could quilt! You do a great job...very talented!!!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

What a gorgeous quilt! And I love the sign - perfect!!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Beautiful quilt and you probably enjoyed it so much more because you weren't rushed:)

Rondell

janet said...

The quilt is beautiful and you do awesome work..

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I love your Quilts they are just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Hugs,
Tricia
Hillcrest Home Prims

kuna granny said...

Oh how beautiful! I am so glad to get to see your quilting of the Shop Hop quilt. Christmas anytime is good with me!