Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Here are the quilts I completed in 2013.  I did not make them all, but I did quilt them all.  I had a good time with each and every one of them and I truly hope to make even more in 2014.  

For many of us, and certainly for me - making quilts is something that not only blesses others, but also helps to keep us sane. (No comments please about my sanity or lack thereof. LOL!!) I was so touched by this portion of her post in Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville blog last night:
There are a couple mismatched seams that I would call "GLARING”.  And I’m not fixing them.  They are quilted in.  Those are the spots where my heart got derailed.
Some future “quilt inspector”  may tsk tsk at the inaccuracy of those places, the wobbly-ness of seams, the chopping off of a few points.
But I will know when I see these humble places that at that moment –seams went awry while sewing through a veil of tears and much heart-trembling.
This is how we hold it together.  Sometimes, just like life –Quilts are just a beautiful mess, and we just keep quilting on while trying to hold on to our sanity.
You can read the whole post here.

Of course I have "helpers" who keep me in line. Hasn't Dinah grown!  She came to live with us in September, and it seems like she's been here forever.  We love her, and Miss Ru really loves her.

I am so thankful as we begin a new year for so many things.  God has been good to me.  I pray that you also have many things for which to give thanks.

Hugs and kisses,


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What an EXCELLENT reminders from Bonnie. Even if we're not in the midst of heartbreaking times, we are human and sometimes life has a way of derailing us ... our quilts reflect our strengths, our foibles, and our lives.

Happy New Year!

katyquilts said...

Wow! You accomplished so much! Your mosaic is beautiful. I loved that posting from Bonnie as well. Love your 201! Happy New Year, Elaine!

Karen said...

It is a delight to see all your wonderful work from 2013.

Susie Swanson said...

Oh my what beautiful quilts you have done. Quilts are so much like life in many ways. It always thrills me to visit your beautiful posts. They inspire me to do more quilting. My quilting has slacked so much I'm sad to say. Trying to get one together now. Hope you stay warm and take care.