Friday, January 22, 2010

Center of the MCC Valentine Quilt

I am finally posting the large center block for our MCC Valentine quilt. I have been working on it for weeks because I kind of felt like it wasn't going to get done on time. Just like everything else, I need a break from it and I am going to send it to another member of our group today. I really love this quilt and I am going to offer it as a class this spring. Since there are 14 squares surrounding it, it may take a couple of years to do the class. I think it will be so worth it!


Friday, January 8, 2010

The Happiness Project

I was watching the Today Show this morning and they had a guest on who really caught my attention. She had written a book called, The Happiness Project. The general idea I had from the interview was to live for the moment and do what makes you happy. For me, that would be crazy quilting. For me crazy quilting is more than a hobby, it is a way of life. I stitch everyday. When things are bothering me, I stitch. When I am happy, I stitch. Crazy quilting extends way beyond just stitching. It is a way of bonding with others that you may have never known if you didn't crazy quilt. For me it has opened up a world I didn't even know existed.

Why don't you leave me a comment about how crazy quilting has made you happy?

The embroidery pictured above is from another spring project I am working on. If you would like the pattern for it, you may go to my website and it will be listed under freebies. My website is