Sunday, May 10, 2015

Quilty Thankful Thursday #21

Yes I know it is Sunday and not Thursday, but it has been a very very busy week and today is the first chance I've had to sit down and try and write out my thankful list. I could have skipped it, but I really believe a thankful attitude it a good thing and this helps me keep that kind of attitude. So here is my list for this week.

1. Great Designers.  I am awe of people who design, quilts, fabrics, anything really. I'm not a creative person by nature, I'm so much more of a techie. So I rely on others to create things that I can adapt or copy. The quilting industry has some great designers and I've been lucky enough to test quilts for some of them. I'm currently testing a pattern called Grande Scrappy Tiles and I'm loving it. I would have had it finished if I wasn't sick on my days off last week. But as it is I'm about half way done.  I love that the blocks are so big, and they go together so quickly. The pattern is by Meadow Mist Designs and I will let ya'll know when it is available. For now, here is a picture of two of the blocks I've finished and yes they do need to be ironed.

2. Colorful New Tools. I join the purple Olfa rotary cutter drop on Massdrop and got a pretty new rotary cutter. I admit fully that I have several cutters, I like to have one in all the different spots I use them, like beside my machine, at my desk, at my cutting table and on my ironing table. So getting one more wasn't a big deal for me and it was PURPLE. My favorite color is purple and I just couldn't resist.  And it cuts through fabric like butter, probably because the blade is new.

3. Pretty Bundles of Fabric.  I bought this bundle a while ago, with no real purpose other than it was pretty. I told myself I could use the light fabrics as backgrounds for my cross quilt, but I just can't make myself break up the set.  I'm not sure what I will make with it, but for now it sits on my desk and makes me smile.

4.  Safety.  I live in Texas and spring always brings thunder storms, and this week we've had some really big ones. Several tornadoes in the area, but not really close to me, lots and lots of flash flooding, and some wicked hail. Through it all I've been safe and dry, not even having to drive in any of the bad times. So I'm very thankful that we gotten rain, but none of the really bad weather.

5. My Mom. She is gone now, but I will always be thankful for the love I received from her. She was one of a kind, and I am a better person for her being in my life.  She taught me a lot, but not how to make gravy...old family joke.  Sometime I wish I could spend one more day with her.  Here is a scrap book page I did recently.

Well that is it for this week.  I hope you have found lots of things to be thankful about this week. I'm not sure if the linkup at Quilting Jetgirl is still open, but if it is I will be linking up there.  If not, this was really for my benefit more than anything.


  1. All great things to be thankful for, Shauna. I'm glad you took the time to think about it even if the week was busy. :)

  2. Great post. Love what you write about your mom. I miss mine too. Your blocks look great. And I'm glad to hear you are safe from the storms. I have a lot of relatives that live in TX., I worry about them too.
    Have a great week.

  3. I don't know how to make gravy either. Stay safe and well.

  4. Oh Shauna. Thank you for posting on Sunday. I missed you on Thursday and hoped all was right with the world. I miss my mom too. It's been 17 years and she is forever in my thoughts. Have a great week.


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