Thursday, June 18, 2015

Quilty Thankful Thursday #27

Happy Thursday everyone, I hope you're having a wonder week. It has been a week of ups and downs for me. I've gotten things accomplished which has been wonderful, but work has just about stressed me beyond my breaking point. But I'm not going to let a little thing like work get me down, no sir it is time to get my happy going!!!!  So here are things I'm thankful for/about this week.

1. Quilting. I feel like it has been forever since I've fired up my long arm and actually quilted something. This week I quilted my Grande Scrappy Tiles quilt and even got it bound as well. I'm not going to show you the front of it today, because I'm revealing it here tomorrow. But I will show you the back. Make sure you come back tomorrow and see it because there will be a giveaway too.


2. E-readers. Ok I don't officially have an e-reader, but I do have an i-pad and an android tablet (one personal/one work) and I've loaded the Nook app on both. It is so nice to have a book readily available whenever I want without having to carry something else. So when I pick up Sharla in the afternoons, if she is running a little late I can read a few pages. I go through stages where I read a lot and other times not so much. I admit I read junk, pure entertainment stuff, but I like it. It is a nice way to relax. I just finished Double Fudge Brownie Murder, which is the latest in a series. It is a fun series full of lots of cookie recipes.


3. Encouraging Readers. I love people who comment on this blog, it is nice to know that I'm not just writing in a void. But even more not only do they comment, it is almost 99.9% nice things that they say. I want everyone to know that I appreciate every comment, no matter how big or small.

4. Quilt Designers. I think I've said it before, but I am in awe of those that can visual and create patterns. I can follow a pattern, I can even create a quilt from a picture without a pattern, but I can't visualize something from nothing. In the last week alone I've seen numerous patterns that intrigued me. Some I will never make, because although they are beautiful, they aren't my style or interest. Others I've pinned for future reference, because I do want to make them someday. I'm very thankful for those that write patterns, because without them I wouldn't have nearly as much fun.  Over the last week or so I've been seeing lots of Irish Chain quilts due to the release of a new book featuring Irish Chains by Melissa Corry.  I've not purchased the book, but I did use EQ7 to see what a Single Irish Chain might look like. This is going on my to-do list for my nephew, but I'm not sure I would have thought of it, if I hadn't seen all the others.
5. My Job. It has been a busy couple of weeks with changes happening on the fly and things more out of control than I like. But I am still thankful that I have a job that provides me funds to have a home, food, car, and most of all lots and lots of fabric.  Without it I wouldn't get to do the things I enjoy. So although it isn't fun, I am thankful to have it.

That is it for today. I'm linking up with Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl.

Quilty Thankful Thursday

7 comments:

  1. Oh, how awesome that your Grande Scrappy Tiles quilt is finished and ready for the big reveal - I am excited to come back tomorrow to see it!! :)

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  2. RE: #4...I ordered the book. :) I love Irish Chains. I like the effect you achieved of reversing what is often the traditional roles of light and dark with your purple and white.

    RE: #5...I may be completely wrong, but I'm wondering if you work for a very large communications co. No need to satisfy my curiosity. :)

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  3. I read books on the kindle app on my nook! Hows that for 2 in 1. I like audio books on the phone too and i love an Irish chain quilt. I've 3 worked out but not made - some day...

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  4. I am a compulsive reader, but really prefer paper. However, when I sew, I listen to an audio book. I really like hearing about you and Sharla. You let us know when things are going so well and when they are. And you are really appreciative of all you have.

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  5. I am a compulsive reader, but really prefer paper. However, when I sew, I listen to an audio book. I really like hearing about you and Sharla. You let us know when things are going so well and when they are. And you are really appreciative of all you have.

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  6. I like your version of an Irish Chain quilt - you should definitely just whip that up! :) Now you've got me wanting to make a purple quilt!

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  7. I am a big reader of junk too. I used to read more serious and literary things. Now, by the time I put down my needle and read for a bit before bed, I crave something light and happy for a tired brain.

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