I have been feeling a bit blue lately.
I decides to make a gratitude list which I have never done before.
I didn't list the obvious, i.e. family, food, a roof over my head.
I decided to focus and reflect upon five small things that I am grateful for.
Please let me share my small list followed by some photos of a quilt I made for Oliver many years ago.
(Because what fun is a blog without any photos?)
I am grateful for:
- Oliver and Freya's teachers
- My creativity
- Success growing our first tomato plants
- Hand written letters
Thinking about these small things has helped brighten my mood.
I need to think of what I am grateful for much more often.
To Oliver's quilt:
This quilt is a variation on the Log Cabin design.
I like to make up my own patterns for quilts so I can use sloppy sewing.
If I had to match small exact squares and corners it would be frustrating and I wouldn't quilt at all.
I intended to embroider elephants in several block centers but this french knot elephant took 5 hours.
and an elephant embroidered with back stitching.