I love these little blocks! I'm only using my stash of Betsy Chutchian fabrics, since they all work so well together. I put a little tutorial together which you can locate by clicking HERE.
So, dear readers, 2020 is now in our rear view mirror, and it's time for a reboot. What lessons did we learn from last year? I learned many things about myself, and I'll bet you did too. I learned just how dear friends are, and I'll never take their hugs and smiles for granted ever again. We've all had to learn to smile with our eyes, now that half of our faces are covered up.
I always knew how dear my family is, but now I profoundly realize just how loved they are. I miss giving and receiving their hugs. I miss seeing the interaction between all of them during family gatherings. I miss it all. When our son was dealing with Covid, there were many days filled with worry for his return to good health. He is doing fine now, and so far, no other family members have contracted the virus.
I learned not to schedule every day with workshops, lectures, classes, and vending at quilt shows. In 2019, I was always packing, and preparing to leave for an event. I think I was gone more than I was home. I have enjoyed being home for the past 9 months. Yes, my income has taken a huge hit, but my piece of mind and happiness is priceless. My Etsy shop has really kicked into high gear, and it has filled the financial void.
Next year I'm planning on hosting four Sew'n Wild Oaks quilt retreats. I just have to walk down the street to Snowflake Lodge and I'm there! Yes, there is a lot of planning involved to make it successful, but once that is done, I'm good to go. I've missed the retreats soooooo much. They are the happiest of times for all of us with so much laughter, sharing, eating, and yes, a lot of quilting!
Today, the first day of 2021 begins a new journey. It's up to us to make it the best journey yet. It's up to us to see the best in everyone, be more tolerant, give more, and expect less. We need to practice patience and civility. Enjoy simplicity, and create harmony and peace in our homes. We can do this! Our story begins at home.
Happy New Year!