Changes Are Positive for Quilters!

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.

Unnamed Medallion Quilt

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!

Hugs Nanette

Linking To:  My Quilt InfatuationConfessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap BagBOM’s Away;  Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh ScrapScrap Happy SaturdaySlow Sunday Stitching  Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock PartyDesign Wall Monday, Scrap Happy DaysQuilting Patch Linky Party To-Do-Tuesdays;PHD in 2021; 

16 Replies to “Changes Are Positive for Quilters!”

  1. Here is to a Happy New Year! and a Blessed Christmas. we are so special to have Jesus in our lives. I have picked up the EPP again and am having a great time stitchin’ away……

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    1. And blessings and good tidings to you and your hubby. We all need to pull in and get away from the ‘manufactured stress’ that is being put on the American people. Quietness and no deadlines is so freeing. I know you are still working and it is so difficult to get to that point. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – another year to celebrate Jesus’s birth! Hugs

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  2. Wow on the Medallion quilt! Good for you. Now that you’ve teased us, you have to post a picture of what your friend does with it – lol! I hope you have a wonderful, stress-free Christmas, and if you spend it in Rockport, then yay!
    Thank you for linking to To Do Tuesday my friend. 🙂

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    1. Thank you and am sure that when she finds the time she will continue on with the project. She will have many quilts out of what was not used! Rockport is my de-stressing place to go. I was just thinking that when things get to me a few days will help out. I see many more short trips to Rockport in 2022! Hugs and thank you for doing To Do Tuesdays.

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  3. How sweet to give it to someone who will enjoy it, rather a neat idea. Happy Holidays to you and yours!! Enjoy your little get away ,life is so short,( as you know) so treasure each moment.❤️🤗
    Ps .. In perfect love there is no fear…. Jesus has us under his wings and there I’m very safe.

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  4. What a wonderful post, Nanette! This is like medicine for my stressed out spirit. I love that you let go of the project that wasn’t working for you AND your philosophy of Let Go, Let God deal with all the craziness that is out of our control. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Clay. I look forward to seeing your progress on the projects that you DO love in 2022! Thanks for linking up with me for TGIFF!

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