Thursday, September 22, 2022

Thankful Thursday

As the season turns from summer to autumn it is naturally a time that turns many to thinking of all that comes with "Fall".  The turning of the leaves... the final garden harvests... the first freeze and frost on the pumpkins... and let's not forget the Pumpkin Spice!  And many seem to like to focus on Halloween (like my customer who requested a Halloween quilt including all of the "spiderwebs and skeletons and bats and purples and greens, witches, oranges and blacks and then pumpkins are fine but more like spooky Halloween stuff."  

All of the blocks have been pieced and are ready to be sewn together and get borders.  Personally, I prefer the fall/harvest focus.

Harvest season brings an attitude of gratitude, which brings me to Thankful Thursday...

❤  I am happy to fulfill my customer's request and thankful that I finally have another quilt to make!  I have had a slow time of custom anything (the last one was in May) and am ready to get back into the swing of things.  

❤  I find that doing quilting for others has helped me as a quilter... I have been forced out of my comfort zone and have tried color combos and quilting designs and techniques that I wouldn't normally choose to do for myself.  I can look back and see my growth... for this I am thankful! Growth is so important.  It offers the chance to improve skills and figure out what you like and don't like... and it keeps you from becoming stale and stagnant and lethargic... much like the Dead Sea.

❤  I'm thankful for the opportunities to get away and rest and unplug from the craziness of the world.  Rest... we seem to be really bad about resting here at home.  I guess that happens when you have a small business with the shop in the yard.  (Dave gravitates to his shop and if he is in his shop, I am in my studio in the house)  We have learned over the years that if we don't leave home, we don't rest... and... well, we all know that saying about "All work and no play."  So, that's what we will be doing this weekend... resting and playing. :)  With the bonus that we are entering the peak season for leaf peeping!

What are you thankful for?  

Leaf me a comment... I'd love to hear from you! 🍂

Piece Out, 😉


Linking with:

Thankful Thursday at Brian's Home
Little Things Thursday at Good Random Fun
I Like Thursday at Not Afraid of Color


  1. Wonderful thankful things.

    It's nice to meet you.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. ♥

  2. That's a really beautiful quilt. Terrific thankfuls too and I'm glad you're able to get away and relax. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  3. Hi Melva! I love the Fall season, and all things that come with it including cooler temperatures. I'm not a huge fan of Halloween, although our littles may change my mind briefly. It's nice that you can pull the Fall colors into the Halloween vibe - it's a nice combination. I'm thrilled for you to have custom orders! And even more so that you get to rest and get away from home. Safe travels and have lots of fun! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Happy Fall, Melva. Such a beautiful Halloween quilt you are working on . The dark fabrics are making the colors pop. Love it. My hubby and I are the same way- we can not relax unless we are camping. Have a great weekend.