Good morning friends, happy Tuesday to all of you. So how are you this fine March morning? I finally finished the baby quilt for our friends first granddaughter. It is much smaller than I normally make and to be honest, I am a bit concerned, but I also put much more hand quilting on it than I normally do. As always, I've prayed over the quilt and the little lass who will receive it.
Well, winter has returned to Colorado and I can honestly say I wasn't really pleased to see it this morning. I still love it and it will provide me with a morning to stay inside and probably get some much needed housework done. This afternoon I do indeed need to start a new quilt for a grand daughters birthday next month but I'm in the middle of reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. It has been a great book, albeit a bit heavier than her daily posts but I'm again struck with the fact that Ann has a gift for words; in fact she is like a poet-her phrases are so beautiful. When we first moved here and I started reading her daily posts, I began to jot down blessings around me but then got into blogging and my list got side tracked. After reading Ann's book, I realized that I want to begin in earnest again, to jot down each and every blessing throughout every day. I know that when I take mental notes of all that blesses me, my attitude is to find more and more but now I am hungry to write them down for a record for the grands to have.
This has also made me ponder another question-not about thanksgiving but gals do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by how many blogs you follow and want to read daily? Am I alone in this? I won't tell you how many of you I follow but it would seem each day I find at least one more that I go back to, that I don't follow, because you all are just such blessings. If I read all that I follow each and every day I'd never leave the computer. How do you all manage this? I've got different categories that I read-firstly those sisters who encourage and write about their walk of faith, times with nana, quilters and of course doggy-blogs. My youngest asked me what I meant by dog-blogs and I told her it was kindred spirits that love dogs and write about their lives with their pups. So do any of you have tricks to make sure you are caught up? I've determined that, as much as I'd like, I am not signing up to follow any more unless I weed out some that I just don't read.
Wherever you are dear friends, have a rich and joy filled day. Do you have a gratitude list; if not, why not start one today-you might just be amazed at the many many blessings in your day.
Hugs today, Noreen