Sew Content

I am so blessed, blessed with great talents, great family, great friends, great opportunities….I have alot to be thankful for! And thanks to the support of these wonderful family and friends, virtual as well as IRL (in real life), I’ve found peace with the struggles I was having a few weeks ago…

Who cares is this is the only sewing I got done in over a week?! At least I had time to sew one night…it could have been NONE!

What does it matter if I don’t have time to post on my blog for over a week? The world won’t end…

Why should it matter that my blog has only 30 readers and another one I follow has over 300? I still enjoy writing it, I enjoy journaling my progress here, and having a record to fall back on when my 40-year-old memory fails me yet again…

My life is wonderful, my life is blessed. And I choose contentment. Because the contentment of the past week or so feels so much better than the self doubts, self pity and self battery of the previous weeks.

Here’s to your contentment! Have a wonderful week…

Medallion Musings

You were so curious about my sneak peek last week…this sweet little pink Kaffe birdie:

(a sure sign of the Spring I am dreaming of…some people dream of a White Christmas, I dream of an early Spring!) I didn’t mean to keep you waiting so long for the reveal–so, without further adieu… she belongs to this 12.5″ block, a medallion for a new quilt:

These eight little birdies represent me and my seven small group friends. I designed this “Birds of a Feather” medallion for a Round Robin exchange we are doing over the next six months or so. Each month, the medallion moves on to another member of the group, who will add a border onto it, then pass it along to the next quilter in the line. I won’t get to see this sweet little quilt again until late June or so. I added a few fabrics to the box to inspire the other “birds” in adding their borders:

Passing along my creation, knowing I have NO control over what it becomes was tough for a minor control freak, slightly anal-retentive person such as myself. This should be a good growing experience for me! Learn to let go, Doris, just let go… Here are the center medallions made by the other members of Seam Sew Easy:


Emma also chose a bird theme,
Beth and her husband admire the architecture of old barns, so she created a red barn medallion using Printed Treasures…

Our soldier, Sergeant Dawn made a paper-pieced star in patriotic colors…

Lisa recreated the facade of her home in fabric…

Teresa designed her own applique. Love the brights in combination with the black and white!

And Veronica made a maverick star in all her favorite colors.

Tricia couldn’t make it, for some reason, I just cannot fathom, she decided to flee ice covered Iowa to visit her parents in Phoenix. I’ll show her medallion another time. Some of these girls are very new quilters, but they have all produced great work and I know our quilts will all be wonderful!

Have you ever participated in a round robin project? I’d love to hear about it!