Tuesday, May 13, 2014

This Photo : :

jodi room

This photo is up there with my all time favorites, and is one I've been meaning to pop in here to share with all of you in case you had missed it on Jodi's Facebook page for her blog Tickle & Hide. As I sit here it feels like such a perfect day to share it. It's story makes me smile and feel happy in the midst of the crazy and busy right now. Lately it feels like time is speeding up each day. Like I can’t move fast enough and I can’t catch up. But with all that demands my time and attention, this blog makes me stop. And these days I'm realizing more and more what a gift quilting and this blog are. My gratitude grows as I continue to learn just how important this all is to me. I want to write a million stories about how much it's all influencing my life, but I rarely take the time to. I want the world to know how full and blessed I feel because of it. And how my life is made even better because of all of you. It's far from perfect and never without daily obstacles and life's challenges. And even when I can't feel it, I know, it's still, very, very good.

Maureen

20 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous picture!

    And I love your sentiments. I love my crafting and am only just dipping my toes into the blogging world!

    I just wanted to say - I love all your quilts!

    lucymclaurin@hotmail.com

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  2. Beautiful!!! and I love how the windows are covered. I've been looking for an idea to cover a window that I have to put a bed in front of and this just may do the trick (just on bottom half). Would you tell how you did it?

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    1. Hi! This photo is one I'm sharing of my friend/fellow blogger's home, Jodi. She shares her process on her wonderful blog here, http://www.tickleandhide.com/2013/05/stained-glass-little-folks.html

      It's very inspiring!!

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  3. This is my all time favorite quilt of yours and possibly of all that I have seen, its beautiful and such a unique piece! Why haven't you made more "stitch sketch, sketch stitch" quilts? It's so unique and is such a gift to be able to create these. If I was talented enough to do it, it would totally be my thing, just sayin'!

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    1. Ya know, I do not know! I guess time is my biggest obstacle there. Not that my sketch stitching takes long, it just involves a more thoughtful process than piecing together a quilt in the imrov style I enjoy so much. My etsy shop is pretty overwhelming these days. With the amount of orders I'm receiving and the time it all takes, most days there isn't room for anything quilty, unless I sacrifice sleep, which I haven't been doing these past three months. I have several "sketch stitch" pieces I have started and plan to find my way back to this Summer when things, hopefully, slowdown. Thank you for your sweet words, they're encouraging!!

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  4. WOW!

    It's not often a quilt really hits me in the face and says: 'hey, remember, this is why you started into quilting'... I aspire to this, it's stunning!

    Love the use of voile on the doors too, thanks so much for posting this post!

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  5. This such a wonderful picture. I absolutely love your quilt on the wall. My most favorite one.
    I totally can relate to you as a young mom of 2 kids and a busy quilter. You do get a lot done :-).
    Time is always running out. We can do the best we can. I agree with you on the sleep. I used to stay up late and finish lot of quilty projects. But lately, staying up late has been very difficult. I think we should give our body the rest it needs to function better as quilter and a mom :-). Wish you the best.
    Hugs,
    Malini

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  6. Love this quilt and the room is amazing! You made my day. XXXXX

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  7. Linda imagem !
    Alegre e bem colorida ,eu gosto bjs e boa semana.

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  8. Gorgeous! Love the beautiful bright and cheery colours! I'm smiling, too!

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  9. Maureen, You are my quilting Hero. I am 88 yrs old and have been sewing almost all my life. I have been quilting for many of those years. I can no longer hand quilt because of arthritis in my hands so most everything gets sent out to my favrtite LA quilter. I follow you on Facebook and truly admire the way you use color and patterns in your quilting. When I found your tutorial on your "Herringbone" quilt, I could have danced for joy. Your QSYG instructions are the best and I am enjoying the process. Though maybe I'll wait to dance when I get the backing sewn on and see how that goes. Thank you so much. Dot in Ohio

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  10. Hi Maureen! In deed this photo is Special! I love your quilts and especially this one - it's beautiful and unique art quilt! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and reminding us how lucky we are having something we enjoy so much to do and to share it with our fantastic blogging friends. x Teje

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  11. Having seen this image in person I can vouch for the fact that this truly is an amazing quilt that has found it's most perfect home. Yes Jodi & I are friends (the 2 Jodi's) and I can think of no one on earth who would love, honour and treasure this quilt more. It really is the most extraordinarily beautiful quilt and the most amazingly thoughtful and kind gift. You are amazing Maureen & this picture really does make me smile too.

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  12. Thanks for the inspirational and encouraging thoughts Maureen. Life is what it is. And if there were more time in the day we would still drive ourselves crazy trying to get more done. Enough already. Just enjoy and be glad we are quilters, etc. (-: and have all these wonderful people around us.

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