Thursday, February 1, 2018

Enjoying Life!

I'm now receiving Social Security and am on Medicare, (oh dear) I never thought I'd be enjoying this stage of my life so much.  I guess at this stage of maturity, one's gratitude bank is full and over flowing.  Looking back over the grace that has sustained me this far, and the precious memories I've stored away, I have a happy thankful heart!  And today I get to work with fabric and start teaching a new ongoing class at Quilts Etc.  I'm looking forward to sharing what I know and making new friends.  The class will be Joy In the Morning.

Joy In the Morning....beginning the adventure this evening!

I apologize, but I can not figure out how to rotate this photo.  So just crook your head to the side, and see what a beautiful job Karolyn Hart did on her Silent Night.  Notice that on the second row, she took out Father Christmas and all of the woodland creatures and added the Baby Jesus instead.  The scene looks so wonderfully cozy. 

A sweet friend was visiting in Wisconsin at Ye Old Country School Quilt Shop.  It is actually located in an old country school house.  She spotted this design of mine and shared a photo with me. This will be perfect for summer as a wall hanging or as a table topper.

Alas! Time to turn your head to see what a gorgeous quilt Ana A has created, of the design called Seasons.  Her quilt is just stunning!  It brings a big smile to my face, when someone takes my design and runs with it, making something more beautiful than the original.

This photo was sent to me by Veronique Arnould.
Sweet and Simple....thanks you Veronique.

This is also a phot taken at the Old Country School House, of Cottage Garden.  I hope to visit Wisconsin this summer, I look forward to perhaps being able to visit this shop.

"What I feel most is that because I am open and available, the universe...the idea....comes to me.  It feels a little like being called.  -Toni Morrison


  1. If only I lived in your neck of the woods I would be the first to sign up for your class at Quilts Etc!! I LOVE how Ana A interpreted Seasons - it is just stunning! I also love Sweet and Simple and have all my fabrics gathered and set aside to make this quilt - I'm just looking for time amidst UFOs and life! Wonderful post Norma - Thank You!!!

  2. Everything looks so nice, you are a talented woman and give us all opportunities to embellish our homes. If that quilt shop is the one that is in Cedarburg. . . you are going to fall in love.

  3. Congratulations on your blessed maturity! :) Beautiful, beautiful quilts!!!! Thank you for your blog!!!