Friday, December 30, 2011

Sparkle Dust

Came across this little snippet recently ...

"Every now and again, we meet people who truly sparkle and we wonder what it is that makes them shine. We don’t always know what that very reason is; we only know in our hearts they affect us in a very special way. Perhaps, it’s their mannerisms, and how they treat us with the utmost value and respect that is the reminder of this true gift to have sparkle dust sprinkled on us.

In the process of living their commitment to life and work, people leave with us an amazing gift of believing in us without question. They encourage our spirits and remind us of our value. As we feel the warmth of their smile and see the sparkle in their eyes, we have moments of gratefulness in knowing that we are simply better for having met them."

This is quoting Ms Jerry Bishop, from

This pierced my heart ... I have had the good fortune to have a few people in my life like this - sisters-in-law (two!!), people I've worked with, people I quilt with.  It is amazing - they seem to share a wonderful ability to make you feel very special to them.  

So here is a little shout out to all the sparkle dust spreaders - thank you for who you are!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Quilt for Jenny

This one is for my amazing niece, Jenny!  Finished this up last night. She likes blacks & greys and we needed a zinger - fuschia. The pattern is "Study in Black & White" designed by Julie Popa, from Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, March/April 2008.

The quilting is a combination of freehand (feathered rectangle, curliques, wandering ribbons & curls) and Qbot designs 'Oodles of Doodles' (blocks, borders, corners) by Patricia Ritter from Digi-Tech Designs.

Going to do another one in greys & eggplant for my middlest  Top went together quite quickly - was fun and fast!

Secret Garden BOM 2016

Secret Garden Flimsy I participated in quite a few of Pat Sloan's challenges and quilt-alongs in 2016! This one, " Secret Garde...