For the last two weeks I have been working hard to design a quilt from the Terracina fabric collection that I purchased about 2 or 3 years ago, click here. After 2 weeks of trying to work with fabrics that do not like me (YES AGAIN), I mailed them to my FaceTime quilting buddy who keeps me on the straight and narrow path of life for her Christmas. I am hoping that she enjoys the fabrics. When a project is no longer fun, it is time to get pass it on. So I did. This is the only picture that I have remaining of the progress I made before throwing in the towel! I cannot tell you how nice it is to share! LOL.
The rest of December I will be working on leaves for A Bountiful Life and Dresden Heaven Buttons quilts and just MAYBE I will have them finished by the end of the year. But if I do not get them done, then they move to January 2022! I want to prepare a new embroidery project along with a cross stitch project to take along on our next mini vacation!
The Longarm Quilter I spoke with this summer will be starting to work on my backlog of quilts in January – and I need to work on the few tops that I will be responsible for to quilt. All in all, 2022 is beginning to look like a great year for Clay and I and if I can continue to just enjoy the projects that I love working on I will be fine. Even at 77 we can learn how to do things differently with some small changes in our lives.
This year I have learned that I no control over anything other than enjoying a quiet life with Clay. I am happy to be back to my daily walking at the 30 minutes doing that 20 minute mile and throwing in another 1/2 mile for good measure. I am blessed that I am healthy (unless the Echocardiogram shows something unexpected on Wednesday). If I make a resolution this coming New Year, it will be to not worry about the weather, or other problems that I have no control over. This includes the idiots controlling this country. I keep up with the headlines knowing full well that this Nation is in a horrible place and only God knows if America can survive the next year until the 2022 election, which could stop the craziness. We shall see.
I will not be posting or spending a lot of time on the computer the rest of this month as I want to relax and not set any goals for myself at this time – it is now a NO-STRESS life that I am striving for. I guess you could call that a goal for living. Rockport is in the near future and we are so looking forward to the trip again. We love staying at The Lighthouse!
I will now wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and may you have a blessed 2022. In reality I feel that 2024 will be the best year for all of us. Take care, enjoy your families and the gift of life from God. Celebrate the birth of Jesus!
Have a great rest of December 2021 and enjoy stitching!
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