Thursday, February 2, 2017

Quilt Respite + A Happy Birthday

Yesterday was a Quilt Respite...the definition of respite is a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.  And so, a definition of a Quilt Respite is a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or cleaning or watching the news!  This group of friends and stitchers hasn't been able to get together for 2 months...2 months.  And, it was a respite for the soul..and it was great to catch up.  There were a couple of extra "friends" although they weren't interested in stitching, LOL.

I love this hand appliqued square that Pat was working on...what I liked was that she wasn't sure what she was going to do with it...maybe the center medallion for a larger quilt???  What freedom of discovery to stitch something and let it take on a life of it's own.

Nola is forever making wonderful quilt for others and she was binding the latest gift.  Quilting is such a wonderful medium to pass on the love.  

Karen was knitting away with yarn she brought back from Ireland and me...well, I was stitching some wool.  Yep, a perfect day.  Then I rushed home because my Sweet 16 arrived and I can't wait to take it for a spin!!!  

May you day be filled with friendship...a little thread...
and a lot of love.
Happy Birthday are a blessing!


  1. Pat's appliqué basket is lovely! It will be interesting to see how it grows. The other projects sound interesting. I'm guessing you were stitching on your Tree Farm blocks.

    Happy Ground hog Day Birthday to your mid-winter buy! Continue making beautiful music G. Hope the snow is taking a break so you can celebrate with dinner out.

  2. Your Sweet 16 arrived? Did you get a new quilting machine? I'm intrigued...
    Happy Birthday to G! I hope it is another grand year for him...and you both :-)

  3. Happy Birthday G!! What's a Sweet 16? Don't you have a long arm already or maybe I just don't know what it is...don't keep us in suspense until next week...Please!!

  4. Happy Birthday, G! Happy Sweet 16 Day, Anna!

  5. That is a great way to spend the day and unwind. Happy Birthday to G! Does he get a birthday month too? LOL