Saturday, January 14, 2012

Reporting In

Well I can't say I have made much progress with much at all this week....I had a lovely day stitching last Sunday at home and then shared the evening crafting with my dear friend Kathy.  I played with Ruby a little (but she began to annoy me with all her little squares and sashings....just having a teeny tiny break before we destroy a wonderful friendship).  I turned my Rounneries Deux (spelling?) charm pack I was lucky to win from Perri into the half square triangles required for the Leanne Beasley pattern that was also part of Perri's giveaway, and have traced 3 (of 12) stitcheries onto the blocks.  Actually, when I read back on what I have just written I find I have accomplished more than I gave myself credit for - well done Anne!

Last weekend I needed to venture to a quilting shop to find just the perfect piece of red fabric for a very special somebody......well....this is what I came home with......


It does have a perfect piece of red fabric but unfortunately its not for my special friend.....I have fallen hopelessly and totally head over heels with the Etching's range.  I had seen photo's on the net which stirred my interest...but when I saw it in real life.....oh my goodness...I just had to have some!  Only a tiny little fat quarter bundle to touch and feel!  And of course zero guilt involved as there is just enough fabric there to make a whole project....justification at its absolute best!

I haven't forgotten you my 'special somebody' whom has requested red and white........


Just a teeny tiny sneak peak to spark a little excitement for Christine!

Do you ever have those days when you wonder if what you are doing is right and if it's all worth it?  I don't mean crafting......just anything?  I was having one of those on Thursday as I was heading to work....questioning, doubting and all the over analysing that you do when you feel a little flat...(OK, self indulgent pity party).........


And then came these................affirmation!

One of my amazingly gorgeous little workers (1 of about 60) who has been with us for 6 years was leaving that day.....and she thought of me......the card she wrote was so touching.....thanking me for the support I had given her.....it really brought it all home to me.....on a day I really needed it....yes, its worth it.   Now I must remember to pay it forward.....to do my part in delivering encouraging words more often.....you never know.....I may just be the answer to someone elses "Is it all worth it" day!!!!

Hugs
xoxo

6 comments:

Loretta said...

Love love the red fabric...and the bouquet is also lovely! Thanks for sharing! Hugs

Val said...

You certainly did get quite a lot done! And you got to the fabric shop. I just love the red and whites. I am so glad you felt better about yourself after realising that you do have a big affect on those around you. Just being your happy self is a big influence on others. I love reading your blog :)

Christine said...

Wow. I sure am excited ... those red and white fabrics are awesome. Look forward to seeing what you create. Like the Etchings fabrics too .. I have managed to resist them so far! Glad you feel better ... the flowers are lovely. I am busy next Saturday but free all the other days this week if you want to do anything.

Raewyn said...

Ohhh like your new fabric - a great impulse buy. The flowers are lovely - how nice to feel appreciated like that :-)

Beeshebags said...

Oh where oh where has my Annie gone? I keep coming to see if you've updated your blog, but alas you're obviously busy working, but hopefully you're busy sewing instead! Miss ya. Hugs Nomesie xx

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Annie! I know what you mean about Etchings ... some followed me home a while ago too! :0) Like you ... I justfied it by getting enough pretties to create a whole quilt. :0) Glad someone cheered up your day with some pretty flowers 'just because'. It's wonderful that a small gesture can make all the difference to someone's day! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

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