Friday, November 18, 2016

Five Things Friday ~ #12 ~ And A Give Away!

Sometimes we need to be reminded to find things to be happy about... it could be an unexpected phone call or text from a friend, or the reminder (from someone whose life ends suddenly and unexpected) that life is short and we need to be sure that those we love know it.  

So this week I stand reminded, again, that we need to enjoy life and look for the happy moments... even in the rough times.

Last weekend I had the opportunity to seek refuge with a small group of very close friends.  We enjoyed time fellow-shipping, enjoying some yummy appetizers and a holiday brunch as well as small gift exchange.  I was blessed to receive this original painting.  It found its home in my sewing room in the perfect space... the wall at the end of my sewing table, right next to my design wall.  

"After another long day at work... THIS is my happy.  I would not trade snuggle time with my Littles for anything in the world.  My heart is full." ~ Heather

I so enjoy watching my daughter in the role of Mommy... It makes my heart smile 

II have been blessed abundantly by the many comments (more than 120 at last count) and visitors on my To Have and To Hold post.  There is still time to visit and leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker's Volume 14-100 Blocks.  

I had fun whipping up this quick wall hanging... I went with a pop of color and was amazed at how different is was from the first one that I made.  (click on the link in the previous sentence to see the original)

This was the first week in nearly a month that I have had the opportunity to spend large blocks of time in my sewing room and that always brings a smile to me.  I have been working on this fun quilt for my cousin and his wife.  I searched and searched for a pattern but was unable to find an original source so I started doing some math and jumped in.

Bonus smile that I want to pass on to you...

I recently received a tote of fabric and patterns from somebody... who doesn't smile at this???  However, I really don't have a need for all of these patterns, though, so I thought why not pass the blessings on...  If you are interested, follow my blog, and send me a postage paid envelope (a flat-rate envelope with postage paid is $6.45) and I will happily send you 25 patterns (for your own personal use) contact me at and I will give you my mailing address. These would be perfect for someone just getting into quilting.

So Have you received an unexpected blessing recently?  Have you shared with others so that others can smile?

Happy Friday!


Be sure to head over to see what Amanda and others are smiling about... You can find Amanda at Gypsy Moon Quilts.

Head over to QuilterBlogs to see what other quilters are talking about.


  1. I love the quilt with the boy and girl with their feet sticking out. You made my day.

  2. Lovely read! Thank you for posting your five things ☺and the photos - that quilt is just great!

  3. Thank you Allison for stopping by. :)
    Blessings, Melva