Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Hours......

so many in a day. Too many, and yet often, not enough. The Hours was an interesting movie about women, and hours do shape the foundation of each day. I think of that movie often, and what "the hours" hold for me and for each of us. Circumstance of life gave me an unpleasant hour the other evening via the comments section. The hours since then have brought a cup filled to overflowing with reassurance from all of you, my dear friends *VBS*A bright moment in an otherwise gloomy day was in my mailbox a few days ago. The sender even remembered that I don't always walk out to get my mail each day, and prompted me to do so *VBS* A new friend, but a very dear one,lives on the shores of Michigan(so to speak). I had linked over to meet Granny Lyn after she left me such a nice comment. She was offering to trade seeds with other bloggers, and I was thrilled to swap seeds with her. It's not that we can't afford seeds to plant, it that's it fun to have something from a friend, to share the sisterhood. These lovely fabrics were in the package along with the packet of seeds! I was just astonished! Granny Lyn you are a sweetheart, you brighten my day, I love the fabric and can't wait to make a wall or table quilt with them *VBS*And I can't wait to have Granny Lyn's marigolds blooming at my house this summer *VBS*
Even more amazing, I have this bundle of tone on tone colors from that DD#1 who tucked them into the flannel she brought for burp cloths for the new baby *VBS* They seem to work perfectly together...don't you just love the lemonade fabric????
And thanks to Julie Q, who challenged me to show my oldest UFO...LOL. I've decided to sew these Paths to Piece(it has other names)in sets of 2 and add them to the Orphan Train quilt I am piecing right now.
.Clare, who heads up the Quilts 4 Leukaemia, challenged me to use pieces from my scrap cutting and make a 12 blocks red and white quilt to be given to a leukaemia patient...I took the challenge *VBS*...I LOVE CHALLENGES! This is the 8.5" block that I will be making for my challenge. I didn't notice til I uploaded the picture, I've got one of the 4 patches sewn in reversed....gotta fix that!

13 comments:

Quilt Memories said...

OH, Finn,I did not read the ugly comment that was left to you and I am so glad I didn't. I only know you through your written words, but I cannot imagine you doing or saying anything to offend anyone. Just remember there just some very nasty minded people in this big old world of ours. Please don't let them bother you. They are NOT worth the aggravation. Take care, and have a blessed and peaceful day. Remember lots of us in blogland love you.....Hugs from far away.... J

Teresa said...

Hi, enjoyed reading your blog and I too have the Mountain Artisans book.

I liked seeing your oldest UFO and it got me to thinking which would be my oldest. I have one that dates back to 1950! My grandmother started it the year I was born and died a few months later. I now own it and I will hopefully post it to my blog soon. Thank you so much for your blog as it reminded me of this precious treasure I have packed away.

QuiltedSimple said...

Don't let that one ugly comment get you down - I knew perfectly well where your post was coming from, and am picking that book up from the library tonight on my way home to read it and perhaps, learn a little more. Great fabrics in your post too.
Kris

Shelina said...

They certainly are bright and cheerful fabrics. As to ugly comments, people are allowed to have their own opinions, but you have a right to reduce that by their importance to you.

Norma said...

I love the lemonaide fabric.......when life gives you lemons, make lemonaide! Guess that fits your "sour" poster. LOl

Sounds like you are keeping busy!

Granny Lyn said...

Just remind yourself, your words were not "wrong," the interpeter was wrong.
The Quilts 4 Leukeamia Challenge sounds great, I'm off to check out Clare's sight right now,
thanks for sharing
lyn

Clare said...

Well, I don't know. I disappear for 3 days and someone upsets Finn.

I love the challenge fabric, but can't see anything wrong with the four patch, but maybe it's my eyes. I've been doing a lot of reading of quilt books, looking at fabrics and quilts over the last few days, oh and we HAD FUN!

Pat said...

I agree with Norma, I like the lemonade fabric but don't let the 'sour' commenter get you down...you are too kind for that. and I'm with Clare, I don't 'see' the mistake in the red cow challenge fabric. Maybe I need my glasses checked...

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

Love that run of colors - red to yellow!

There are so many good causes we quilters can support, especially via the internet! I've sent Clare some blocks myself but would love to send more. As you say, there just isn't enough time sometimes! Your blocks are going to be happy inclusions in whatever quilt they end up in :- )

meggie said...

Love that lemonade fabric with the matching plains.
I dont know what is 'wrong' with the red & white?

Marcie said...

Hi Finn, Dang, I'm late for all the gossip! Well you know you always have your "homies" on your side! Good luck with your computer problems. Hugs from me!

cher said...

I am in the same camp-your red and white block looks perfect to me. oh what yummy fabrics were sent to you -and don't you have just the perfect additions to go with them! big hugs

susan said...

okay, what is *VBS*
i like the blocks you are doing. i gave most of my ufos away before leaving kauai...hey...we only had a 20' container of which half my stash and stuff took up...yikes! and that is after i got rid of so much stuff. i am finally sewing at least once a day, sometimes i justs go sit in my sewing room which is so much smaller than what i had on kauai but at least i have my own space. hey! paula nedlestern (sp) makes those fabulous kaliedascope quilts in a tiny closet on a feather weight... so i shouldnt complain.