Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday's Made it: MJ's Quilt

Goodness me.  How do you start a conversation with someone you haven't seen in ages and perhaps have neglected?  That is how I am feeling about my little blog.  Some of you have moved on, and I don't blame you, I had moved on too.  But here I am back again, with so much to tell you!

2012 is not without its challenges but it has been a lovely fresh start.

And to kick it all off, I'll share with you my second ever quilt made for my first ever grandchild!  What?!  Grandchild?  But I am in my early 30s with two little boys . . . true.  I am blessed to be step-mother to three.  Step-friends really.  The eldest is expecting his first son in April.  So I thought I would sew with love and abandon, as much as a newbie can and this is the end result!

*sings* "one of these pins is doing his own thing"

Tres pleased with myself.  During the making of this quilt something happened.  A little tiny light of creative inspiration that has been locked away, held firmly by years of negative internal dialogue . . . shone a little brighter.  A ray of it has escaped and is filling my mind with ideas and inspiration. 

To the seasoned crafter, this may sound a little pathetic or overly dramatic.  But that is how it may be for you and not how it is for me. 

Being creative is fun and sadly addictive.  Another thing to balance but factoring it in to the day-to-day is challenging and rewarding.

How do you manage it?


  1. Good to see you back!!! How do you balance? When you find the answer maybe you can share it with me as I haven't found it yet.

    1. Just discovered the reply function here. Yes, been away too long. As per my other reply hahaha

  2. How nice to see you back!
    What you described as discovering your creativity is how it happened to me. Slowly being aware that my needs shifted, and that if I do not do at least one creative thing, it is not a good day. Great feeling, by the way. Let yourself being engulfed in this emotion.
    The little quilt is gorgeous, happy grandchild!

  3. Lovely to see you back again! What a gorgeous quilt, you should be very pleased with yourself!
    Sandra x


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