this past Saturday
in my class at Calico Creations.
My intention for my classes
is to create a safe space for the students
let go of worry...
let go of expectations...
forget their rules.
I share the joy I have when I create with fabric.
I try to give them a peek into my process...
giving them permission to figure out
what works best for them.
I recognize that this can be
very out of the box for some...
so out of the box that I feel
some crumple the box in frustration...
I hope they come back one day...
to try again...
A very dear lady
who has taken a couple of classes with me,
gave me a fat quarter...
"I saw this and thought of you.
You inspire me."
I am still grinning ear to ear!
The ladies were making Jan Mullen's Catz
or liberated trees.
I gave my Catz quilt to the local cat shelter.
They are always at capacity with 150 cats...sigh.
I know someone there
most certainly deserves to feel the love in that quilt.
I also gave away this red, white and blue quilt.
It felt so healing when I gave a quilt
to a random Viet Nam veteran last year -
he had the Viet Nam vet sticker on his pick up -
(in honor of my dad)
that I decided to again.
This time I spotted a house flying an 82nd Airborne flag...
(my dad was 82nd Airborne)
knocked on the door...
I shared my brief story for a few minutes,
he shared his brief Iraq story for a few minutes,
some tears fell...
and a great hug was shared.
During this holiday season
and end of the year...
as I reflect...
I again realize how wonderful this "hobby" is!
I know you know too!
I feel a tremendous amount of gratitude!
I am working on a new
It is requiring
a thorough stash review!
(Is it still called a "stash" if it is the size of a small quilt shop?!)
This large review
has resulted in a growing pile...
that I am intending to giveaway on
December 9th for
Blogger's Giveaway Day