Thursday, November 6, 2014

A New Quilt in the Making

Good Morning to you! In years past, each November I have focused on Thankful posts every day; somehow I totally missed it this year. I do, purposely, try to be thankful for the blessings each day holds. How about you? One of the things I am thankful for is having been born with a love of textures and crafts that would be considered handiwork. As a young girl, I can vividly remember giving my mom an apron one Christmas that I had done embroidery on. Throughout my high school years, I was always trying my hand at macrame, knitting, crocheting etc. In college I got into weaving and crewel. It it no surprise then that this evolved in quilting. I started this passion when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, 35 yrs ago. It went by the way as I learned needlepoint, cross stitch and pulled thread, when my girls were little. Fourteen years ago, I began quilting in earnest and I can say I've loved it, not very good at it or as prolific as some of my friends, but love it. Here is my latest block-one of many; it is called Birds of the Air.  The pic was taken with my IPhone, so is off center-sorry.

So today I give thanks that we are all endowed with certain gifts. Mine has always enabled me to give quilts to my family that are works of love. I hope that you use the gifts you've been given to bless others and find joy.
Give thanks today!


  1. This is so pretty, Noreen. My mother was an excellent quilter and seamstress. She also loved to cross stitch and embroider. I guess I took from love of crafting from her. I love all kinds,including some you mentioned. I would have to say that designing jewelry is my favorite though and the Lord has really blessed me through that.
    Big Hugs!

  2. That is lovely and the best gifts do come from the heart. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. From the photos I have seen of a few of the quilts you have made, it is true, you really have been blessed with a tremendous gift! And, you have used it well to honor God and bless others! Blessings to you, Cindy

  4. Lovely. I am thankful to that our Creatoe has given us each gifts of creativity. We just need to find the special one. Love we are both quilters. Hugs.

  5. So pretty Noreen! I have been sewing every day in my new nest!!
    XO Kris

  6. LOVE your quilt block! I am thankful that I'm starting to get down to my Studio again, even if it's only for an hour.

  7. Beautiful. I don't quilt but I treasure the handmade quilts that have been given to me.


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