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