Hello quilting friends! We are still in unpacking / organizing mode at the Kelvington house, but it is starting to feel like home. It’s amazing how finding spots for your favorite things (a pretty lamp, a favorite picture, or a much loved quilt), can make a house feel familiar and comfortable, when just days earlier it felt foreign.
I’ll admit that during the first week in our new place, I struggled a bit. My mind kept drifting back to our last house. I found myself trying to replicate groupings of furniture, pictures and decorative items exactly as I had them in the old house, mostly for a sense of comfort. But it didn’t work and just left me feeling lonesome. I finally told myself to loosen up, count my blessings, and let things land where they may. When I placed this Christmas quilt from last year on our leather couch along with my Jolly and Juniper pillows, I felt a rush of happiness (and gratitude) and snapped a picture to share with you.
I also wanted to share an advent devotional that I am using: Emmanuel by Ruth Chou Simons. I highly recommend it if you, like me, need something that will help you quiet your heart during the Christmas season. Ruth talks a lot about being aware of the posture of our hearts, during Christmas and always, so that we are expectant and thankful. I’m using some lovely blank journals from Planner Perfect for reflections and prayers.
That’s all I have to share for today. I have been playing around with some new pattern design ideas, including two for next Christmas. They are in the early stages, but I think they will be fun projects!
I hope you all are well and finding time to get carried away quilting. I haven’t said that in a long time, and I think it was overdue!