Life whizzes past like a comet. Only with decided effort can we catch a glimpse of its splendor in real time. But even if we miss the fulness of each moment, happy days tend to leave behind a trail of good things.
*a finished set of blocks, for a surprise collaborative quilt. Made these with Little Miss Shabby's Scrapbuster tutorial. I'd been wanting an excuse to make these blocks for awhile. Used lots of fabric crumbs!
*enjoying my new (old) iron. Did you spot it in the last picture? Now I have steam again and happy seams! This is the same Panasonic iron I had used for a couple years that died earlier this year. After trying others, I just wanted another of the same exact one!
*fabric mail arrived last week. Not technically a birthday purchase, because this is my job and I actually needed more fabric. So lucky, I know.
*and a big, fat fabric pull for a new quilt! I'll be making this one to gift to a dear friend. Purposeful and practical and entirely my pleasure!
I'll show you more later this week of the fabrics and the new quilt. But while I don't have pictures, I am also thinking about the good friends I find in my life these days. Friends to come over just to pet goats and pick goldenrod. Friends to pull together for new homeschool co ops. Friends to help me see the way when decisions are hard. Friends to laugh with, bake with, sew with, eat chocolate with. Friends who even love me enough to stretch my faith.
Thank God for so many good things.