With a new year before us, and an opportunity to begin anew and fresh I can't help but think we cannot forget the lessons learned in the past.
Lesson 1... Balance is necessary. Life can sometimes be like a teeter-totter. You can sense the ups and downs and sometimes you have to counter-balance to get the thing to go back and forth at a steady, smooth pace.Lesson 2... Hosting a Sew Along can be challenging... and yet SO rewarding. While my first sew along is not finished, it is nearing the end. And I have to say that I am hooked! I have loved all of the historical research I have done (much more time consuming than I had ever anticipated) along with the transformation of the Kansas City Star quilt blocks from templates to the modern quilting/cutting style.
With that being said, I come to the first goal for 2021 ~ Wrap up the Pieces from the Past Sew Along. I have three more blocks and stories to be released.
Goal #2 - Using all that I have learned to date with my current Sew Along, I am looking forward to developing a new sew along that will begin in April.
This sew along will feature blocks and stories connected to the Santa Fe Trail. Watch for the details to come because, well, even I don't know all of them myself. LOL!
Goal #3 - I have had a desire to do another whole-cloth quilt. My first whole-cloth quilt was made in 2013.
On a personal note... I have selected the word "peace" as my focus word and John 14:27 (from The Message) will remind me of this peace...
I’m leaving you well and whole. That’s my parting gift to you. Peace. I don’t leave you the way you’re used to being left—feeling abandoned, bereft. So don’t be upset. Don’t be distraught.
I recently enjoyed a cup of afternoon tea and this quote was on the teabag...
"Peace of mind comes piece by piece."
When the teeter-totter seems out of balance... you will find me seeking peace, piece by piece. Because, well, quilting IS my therapy. 🙂
What are some of your goals for 2021?
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