Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving

So many things to be thankful for, even through the ups and downs of life. I am thankful for all 5 of my lovely daughters. Thankful that they are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. They are considerate and kind. They love God, and are (mostly) respectful of their parents. They are wonderful!



I am thankful for Buster who seems to be doing quite well with only one eye. We had a bit of a set-back when he developed and abscess in his eye socket. He has been off antibiotics since Friday, and I am keeping an eagle eye out for any swelling, and so far so good.



I am thankful for my house. It is looking better than it has in years, and we hope to have our new upstairs windows installed very soon, which will make it much warmer, and hopefully put a dent in our electric bill.



I am thankful that despite the fact that my work hours have been cut, I have been getting enough work doing alterations to make up the difference. It's not easy being in the middle class, and truly we do live hand to mouth, but God provides for all our needs, and a lot of the wants, too!



I am thankful for my life. It's interesting, not overly stressful, and full of love and laughter and goodness. I don't want ever to take for granted the fact that I feel well most days, my kids are healthy, and I am surrounded by beauty every day! God is good to me, that is all I can say right now!






This is Christmas Rose. It is one of the samples I have made for the quilt shop that I quilted, and have listed for sale in my Etsy shop. I am working on a pretty yellow, green, and pink quilt with scalloped edges right now. I love the edges, but have to sew the binding by hand which isn't quite as quick as my usual machined bindings. After that I have two more quilts to quilt and I think I will be pretty much caught up on my tops! I am going through my quilt magazines lookig for quilting ideas for them. A basic meander is a nice quick finish, but it gets a little boring if you do that all the time.

My next quilt project will be a Roman Shade for my sewing room window. The sunny afternoons are nice, but the sun glares off my sewing machine and desk, leaving me half blind for quilting. A Roman shade would allow me to have the view out my window, but block the sun when I need to also. I have an inspiration for it, a quilt I have had on the edges of my mind for some time now. Actually I'm not sure I want to use this great idea for a window shade, but maybe the window shade will be the trial run and I will make a second quilt after I get that done. We'll see!

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