OK I have failed miserably. My sewing every day goal lasted about 6 days, I am 2 mini quilts away from my 1 per week goal, and I felt so guilty about the whole thing that I didn't blog! It's a vicious circle isn't it folks?!
However, I am back with a renewed spirit. I have decided to give up on the sewing every day thing. It's too much pressure on myself, and I think I actually sew more without it, so next January 1st would you all remind me of that?!
Today I finally broke the sewing drought and made a little quilt. As you can see, it's called "Be Kind".
A few days ago someone very dear to me was faced with a decision and when I asked what I could do to help, they responded by saying, "Just be kind". I have thought about that simple statement all week, and how appropriate it is for so many situations. This week when I have been impatient with my children and wanted to yell at them, (you know we all want to sometimes!), I have remembered the words, "Be Kind" and it has softened my heart. As a result, we have had a very peaceful week. Makes you wonder who the problem is...it's not the kids!
I thought it would be good to have a physical reminder of those words, so why not make a little quilt with them?! It's right in the hallway - I walk past it 100 times a day. I can't wait until the kids get home from school and the inevitable bickering starts - I will tell them to go and look at the new quilt in the hallway gallery and to follow what it says! So many possibilities! But mainly, it's a good reminder for myself.
PS I am IN LOVE with the Phillip Jacobs print I used for the border. I know his fabrics aren't every quilter's cup of tea, but they make me go weak at the knees :)