Edited to show you the snafu (below).
Meg is someone I read pretty regularly (if you can call a few checks a day for new content regularly). She encouraged her readers to make a love list, and you all know how I love a little encouragement. I appreciate the reminder to look at how many wonderful things there are in your life and allow them to dwarf all the others.
Things I love
Sun over the ocean
Toes in the sand
Sitting back in a beach chair watching the waves come in
The smooth feel of pen on paper
Grandma B's white hair
Hot from the oven cookies
Snuggling with Ty
Nightly read-aloud time
My melt-into-me mattress
Combining colors, patterns, warmth, and stitches
Airport hot chocolate topped with ice cream
Glossy photos in a home magazine
The smell of my toddler, fresh from the tub
Reading by flashlight on the tramp
Laughing hard enough to wish for a Depends
Curling up with a good book and an old quilt on an overcast day
Splashing in puddles
Feeling like a kid again
How about you? What do you love?
This past week I've pulled out my trusty Bernina and my arsenal of fabric to finish some projects that have been hanging around. In honor of actually having a hobby again, our Flashback Friday is a picture of a quilt I made for a dear friend when she was diagnosed with colon cancer.
The Japanese say you should never make a perfect quilt, because your gift should not be better than the recipient. If you look closely, you will find that I am in no danger of offending anyone (rather a big booboo), but it truly is the thought that counts and a lot of loving ones went into this quilt.
The mistake is in this block. All the parts between the arms of the X were supposed to look like the picture to the left. Instead, it's like that game on Sesame Street: "Which of these things is not like the other?" But I love it anyway.