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Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Year's Resolutions.. NOT!

I never make New Year's Resolutions and I have yet to look back and be glad the year is finished. That is not to say I did not have to face some challenges during past years but I never felt I wanted to wish time away. Sometimes I had to stop and go to my quiet place to reflect on a situation, only to discover what I knew all along. ---I was where I was suppose to be at that time and if things seemed unbearable I always remembered If He brought me to it He will bring me through it ... " Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted" .

Having said that I do like to brain storm as to what I would like to do in the New Year so I can have a plan of sorts. ( nothing concrete but a few directions)

Every first of the year my #1 goal on my agenda is to make a quilt to donate to my Parish for the yearly lottery. This is a donation I make in my father's memory and I love working on this project as I connect with my Hero, every stitch.

And VoilĂ  here is the 2012 quilt.

The pattern is the Prairie Star; fabric, Garden Party by Blackbird. And now it is off to Agnes to be quilted.

On the new year's agenda is the Saulnierville Quilt Show. As I am responsible in organizing this event I have been listing the tasks which need to be done and when during the year they need to be done.

Check out the website to see the beautiful quilts from our region displayed at the 2011 quilt show. http://www.quilt-expo-couvertes.com/ ( leave a comment.. would love to hear from you)
Every year I think they will not be any more beautiful than the last year and every year the quilters come through with their magic and produce another aura of splendor. That is why I am so looking forward to the Quilt Show which will take place from July 30 to August 3rd/2012 at our beautiful church in Saulnierville NS. If you have plans to visit our region during the summer mark those dates... I will be there and would love to meet you!

I read on some blogs the "Word Up" for 2012 and they are all so exciting. Last year my word was "Lessen" and I think I really honored it. I was not overwhelmed with projects, and I have been using my stash and not buying new stock just because it is a new line that is out. I finished my term on a council and did not replace that task with another. I take time for "ME", which brings me to my focus for 2012... It is not so much a word but a sentence I want to live by ...

"I am the one in charge of my day" ...

Here's hoping you choose your days to be the brightest, the most peaceful and the happiest everyday..


  1. What a beautiful quilt you've made in your father's honor. I'm sure he'd be very proud of you. You'll be very busy organizing your quilt show. Have fun with it.

  2. Your sentence does ring true. Mine is "I can only do what I can do." It stops me from stressing over things that didn't get done.

  3. Mine is "be the change you want to see." :) This is a year of transition for me, and I welcome it...as in Isiah, "I will do a new thing." Your quilt is beautiful, as always. I am off to mark your show on my calendar and will try my hardest to visit - I would so love to attend!

  4. Wow your quilt is stunning! It must have taken such a long time to do..you are very talented. I do not make resolutions either but I do have a plan of sorts as to what is happening the coming year.

  5. Beautiful quilt. I always love the quilts you make. I like your phrase. I think it will serve you well this year. And congrats on "lessening" this past year. That can be hard to do, and you did well.

  6. I never purchased any of the Garden Party line of fabric. Wish I had. Your quilt is so pretty made with it.