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Sunday

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when done with love 10-27-14

Small gestures that come from a place of love are far greater and meaningful than a grand gesture that comes from a place of duty, expectation, or oneupsmanship (it’s a word now!)   Anything done with love is GREAT!



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Blessings ~
Terri

 
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Monday

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So sorry for my absence last Monday – I was out of town, visiting and helping out with this little guy!

w close up on bean bag

Introducing Watson Elliott – my third grandson!  He is my daughter and her husband’s first child.  Of course he’s already captured my heart.  I’m totally in love with the little guy!  Can’t wait for my next visit!!

gratitude changes everything 10-21-14

It’s easy to be grateful for a new little one!  They are a sweet little miracle and bring such joy to our lives.

Things happen in life that are hard to be grateful for.  An illness, difficult relationship, betrayal, disappointment …… we all experience difficulties in life.  One way to get through those difficulties is to change our focus.  Look for something to be grateful for.  If you fill your heart with gratitude there’s not enough room for the difficulty to consume you.  We choose what to fill our hearts and minds with.  We can let pain and frustration consume us or we can choose to focus on what we have to be grateful for.

Choosing gratefulness this week!!



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Blessings ~
Terri

 
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Tuesday

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Fun with Wool!

Is there an activity you’d love to have more time for …… someday?  For me, I’d love to do more with wool.  I love the look of it, they’re generally smaller projects and very portable.  Since the motifs are stitched down by hand, it can go anywhere with you!  The wool is felted so you don’t need to worry about edges raveling.  There are a number of different ways to do Wool Applique.  Would you like to learn?

Debbie Busby, a friend of mine, and wonderful designer of Wool Applique patterns is going to be here to teach!  Her company is Wooden Spool DesignsShe’s designed a project for us that is soooo adorable!

wool project

October 17 & 18 we’re going to have a Wool Workshop.  Friday evening from 6 – 9 Debbie has a little surprise project for us, to get us warmed up and teach us her technique for Wool Applique.  On Saturday from 10 – 5 we’ll make the tablemat/wallhanging pictured.  It’ll be a fun time of stitching together.  Lunch and snacks are provided.  The cost is $90.00 for the 2 days, food and 2 kits for the projects.  If you’d like to sign up, email me at: terri@sweettreasuresquilts.com.  It’s going to be great fun!!

Beginning in January, Amber will be teaching one of Debbie’s designs.  Blessed Bee, an adorable block of the month featuring Honey Bees.  Class will be the third Thursday of each month for 12 months, 6 – 9 pm.

Bee quilt

This is the PERFECT time of year to snuggle in and do some handwork with wool.  We’d love to have you!



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Blessings ~
Terri

 
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Sunday

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decorating for our soul

What do you think about that quote?  Can you think of ways you create beauty that restores your soul?  I sure can!

For me, quilting, creating, decorating and gardening revives me – “restores my soul”.  Making beauty is therapeutic.  I spent a little time pulling out some fall decorations and sprucing up around here and it was so refreshing.  It’s such a  “pick me up”!

Do you need a little “pick me up”?  Create some beauty.  It doesn’t have to be big – a basket of pumpkins on the porch, clean up and organize a corner or table, put a bouquet of flowers on the table with a pumpkin along side or a branch of fall leaves.  Do you have some fall colored quilts you could scatter around your home?  Hang one in your office?  There’s so many little things you can do that will make you smile, and be good for your soul.  Others will enjoy it to!

What are your going to do to “restore your soul” this week?  Have a GREAT one!



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Blessings ~
Terri