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Monday’s Motivation

While going through some books I ran across a piece of paper with this quote ~  I’ll just let it do the talking.

Attitude

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.

It is more important than the past, than education, than success, than what other people think or say or do.

Its is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.

It will make or break a company . . . a church . . . a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.

We cannot change our past . . . we cannot change the fact t that people will act in a certain way.

We cannot change the inevitable.

The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude . . . I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

And so it is with you . . . we are in charge of our attitudes.

by Charles Swindoll

I believe attitude makes all the difference in the world!  I’ll be checking mine this week.  Have a GREAT week!



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Blessings ~
Terri

 
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the journey 2-17-14

This week I wish you Bravery for the first step, Courage to continue striving for your dreams, and Commitment to stay the course!

Remember – you only need to take baby steps forward.  Don’t weight yourself down with the whole picture.  The magnitude of the whole journey.  Just baby steps.  With each step you get closer!  Journeying with you ~



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Blessings ~
Terri

 
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Snowy Days project

Happy snow days everybody!  We’ve had an unusual (for us) snow storm here in Oregon.  We had close to a foot of snow and have had snow for three days now.  It’s beginning to melt and we’ll soon be back to our usual rainy February weather but it sure was fun!!  Guess who loves snow as much as I do?  Ella just runs and jumps and plows through it.  She gets so excited!  It’s fun to still have somebody at home that likes to play in the snow with me.  :-)

snowy Ella

Have you ever noticed how snow days feel like “Freebie” days?  A day to do something you might not have done that day, had it not been snowing outside?  Well I decided to make a little quilt that I’d been dying to make.  I don’t often get to sew something up that isn’t business related, i.e. for a class or Sweet Treasures pattern.  So even though I had a BAZILLION other things I should have been doing, I decided to make this little guy, just for fun!  I’m glad I did!

mini dwell cropped

It measures 13″ x 16″.  The blocks are 3″ x 4″.  It was so much fun!  And fun to have it DONE!  Have you noticed the Mini’s craze that seems to be happening in the online quilting world?  I’m loving them.  If you google Mini quilts you’ll see some fun ones.  Mini walls (a wall of mini’s) is becoming rather popular.  This is my first for my Mini’s wall in my new sewing room.  The walls are a vintagy aqua/blue.  Won’t this be adorable?  It could be the only one for awhile.  That’s OK.  You’ll be seeing some mini’s from Sweet Treasures this spring.

This quilt is the Mini “Dwell” by Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms.  Here’s her mini wall, (scroll down a few pictures) I’m a little jealous.  I love her style and colors.  She is the daughter of the mother daughter team, Bonnie and Camille for Moda fabrics.

I tried a little different type of hanger for the back of the quilt.  A folded square with the raw edges stitched into the binding.  I think it’ll work good for small quilts, and soooo simple.  Inserting a small dowel the width of the quilt will hold the top edge flat and give a spot to hang on a single nail, or sometimes I use a needle for a real light hanging.  Needles don’t make much of a hole.

 dwell hanger corner 2

house blocks

 So what do you think about Mini’s?  Would you make one?  Would you love to have a wall of them?



Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~
Terri