Life is good!

The present moment is the only moment available to us
and it is the door to all moments.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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When you are 5 weeks old, it is natural to be in the present moment. A shoulder to lean on creates contentment. If only we could all stay so present and find contentment in where we are currently in our lives.

As always, this week provided its own challenges to being in the present moment for me. But, moving forward one step at a time with my art, it really was a good week.

A note from my contact person at Quilts Beyond Borders revealed a definite need for quilts to fill requests from India, Ethiopia, and for Syrian refugees. This spurred me on to work not only with some fabric provided by Quilts Beyond Borders but also to delve into my stash for other ideas. Some fabric squares I picked up at Ikea a year or so ago magically formed a base for a second quilt top.

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At the same time, my mind was busy with ideas for my next art quilt. I enjoyed working on a sea theme so much in my last piece that I have decided to do a series. Taking inspiration from a photo of the Irish coast, my studio floor is now laid out in possible fabrics. With luck, I will be sharing more in the coming weeks on this exciting project.

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And, finally, I leave you with a breath of spring. The weather in Spokane has been absolutely perfect the past week and spring is definitely in the air. My hand stitching simply could not resist celebrating the re-emergence of wild flowers around our property by taking on a flower theme on this delicate antique cloth I have been working on.

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Linking to Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Friday blog.


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Comments

  1. Your hand stitching projects are growing more and more sophisticated. I love this week’s combination of linen, embroidery and “puffs”. So delicate – each picking up themes from the other elements.

    Every time I read about your work for Quilts Beyond Borders, I can’t wait to have the time to make charity quilts again. I am thinking maybe I can become a binder. Now that I do so much work on the machine, I rarely have handwork to do. It would be nice to always have a stack of quilts at the ready requiring bindings.

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