Today I'm counting my blessings - are you? In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, sometimes it's nice to get a reminder of just how blessed you are.
I'll tell you what reminded me to count my blessings later, but first I want to show you the two quilts I finished up for the ministry this week...
This pretty quilt was pieced together by Cindy using string blocks donated by Sharon - isn't it gorgeous?
And look - see my little photography assistant?
She reminded me that the back of this quilt is almost as pretty as the front! This quilt is going to a gentleman who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
And this classic churn dash is going to a 93-year old woman who is dealing with some health and family issues. I love the contrast of the blues and reds in this!
One of the blessings we've been enjoying lately is a bout of unseasonably warm weather - and Lilli was so excited to find flowers in the yard! She came running over with this little dandelion for me.....
.....just before she headed off to do some serious swinging!!
I've been getting some early Christmas presents this week - some blessings to count! Here's the first one...
This fabulous blessing showed up at our sewing group's Christmas party last Saturday - labeled "To Sarah From Jesus"! No one will 'fess up to bringing it, but I am so lucky to have it, whoever brought it! I've wanted this program for a long time, but being a Mac user, I wasn't able to use it. I've already been going through the lessons learning how to use it (it's very complex!) and have even pulled together a design for a friend who needed a simple quilt to make for her brother. So I'm really whooping it up this week!!
And then, one day when I was going through my e-mails, I found one inviting me to pre-register for the quilt show in Lancaster, PA in March. I just happened to mention to my husband how neat that would be, and he said, "Well, why don't we go?" How cool is that? So we'll be going to the quilt show in Lancaster for a couple of days; I've signed up for a long arm quilting class to learn feathers, and I'll finally get to see Amish country!! I have the best husband in the world!!
So when you start to get stressed out this holiday season, stop and take a deep breath - and count your blessings! This week I'm counting my health, my lovely daughter and granddaughters, my ability to quilt and help others, my wonderful "sewing sisters", having all the tools I need to do what I love, and my wonderful husband! Whoop whoop!!
So now it's your turn!
What are you whooping about this week?
Share with us - we want to cheer you on!!
(Surely there's something you can talk about -
even if it is Christmas!)
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Be there or be square!