Growth and Loss
I just can't seem to update my "about me" tab quite yet.
|Hugs make it better|
Off BalanceThere's been a noticeable decline in any new designs from me since my QDADiversary I did manage to have two become reality - one gifted and one is a WIP. A 2014 New Years Resolution fulfilled.
Because of my pause I almost forgot how to use Inkscape but for our guilds retreat I managed a learn how to make our names go around the buttons. Although I do miss being creative on my computer it seems as though I rarely sit at it anymore and use my iphone for most tasks.
Wishes Granted and Received
The big events like Quiltcon, Glamp and The Retreat were planned well in advance, their awesomeness was no surprise. This next one took me totally by surprise. On Instagram I saw a photo of fabric that was being mailed off to a total stranger because, well just because they had wished for it. The hashtag read: #getyourquiltywishgranted
I got caught up in the holiday spirit with this impromptu out of the blue kind of experience that truly warms the heart and makes me grateful to be part of the online maker community. I also rediscovered stash if for forgotten and realized I'm not very up on designers and their lines. Next year I will participate and encourage you to.
Thirteen wishes mailed out was going to be a one shot deal but then I kept seeing things I had in my stash to share and loved the spirit of the hashtag. I ended up with two more trips to the post and a total of 21 (I think - I kind of lost count!) There were names I recognized, names that I didn't and even people that I'd met.
Initially I wasn't going to post a wish for myself. I didn't want to receive things that might just end up in a pile making me feel guilty. Then I noticed London of Liberty on the feed which I felt was way to big of an ask. Expanded to include voile and lawn, precious squares and large chunks of prettiness from all over adorned my mailbox.
Then, when I started working on my sons Parson Gray quilt (again) I remembered that I needed to buy more darks and had tracked down some for sale on etsy and forgotten to actually purchase. Instead of placing the order I did a second Wish and received all that I need. Although I truly do appreciate every bit big and little that arrived a special shout out to Heather in Alaska who curated a bundle for me from her stash. Look at how generous everyone was!
Here's to hoping 2015 was a good one for you - and if not, Good Riddance! Wishing you a wonderful 2016!