made a while ago. I decided on the name as I was setting up my decor in our new house. I noticed a couple of patterns in my decorating.
As I was hanging the quilt in my entry, I noticed it had echos of all those things. Somehow, without my realizing it, I worked them into my original design. That is what I love about art of any kind. Intentional or not, what you love will find it's way into your work.
Metro Market fabric I have in my stash.
Honey Run Quilters Booth. I wanted to buy some of every color and pattern but at $7.50 for a quarter yard, it was a bit steep for my budget that day. I will have to buy some bit by bit. I don't think I am going to make a quilt from them, although they had a beautiful display they had made. I think I will make a couple of beautiful blouses instead.
And just a word about Honey Run Quilters. This is the second year I have had the pleasure of shopping from them at the convention. Their staff is so friendly and helpful. I just wish I lived closer to them so I could shop there every day. If you find yourself in Chico and you love fabric, do yourself a favor and shop there. I know I will.
And last but not least, I'll show you one last bit of decor from my house...
I collected the rocks while we lived in Maui. Every week or so, my friend Aimee and I would hunt for shells on the local beaches. One day I found a single rock that was shaped like a heart and it sparked a desire to find more. Every time I was at a beach, I would search. Weeks would go by without me finding one, but when I did, I treasured it. Pretty soon I had enough for my collection.
Collecting my rocks and shells taught me a couple of things about life.
Some times as I was searching, I would find myself walking behind someone else who was searching for shells as well. They would be scanning the beach for the "big find" and would usually go home empty handed. However, many times as I was coming along behind them, I would find a tiny, perfectly shaped shell or heart rock right in the footprint they left in the sand. They were so busy looking for something big they missed the small beauties right under their feet.
I think that is how it can be in our lives. So this week, don't let yourself miss the small, beautiful blessings right under your feet by constantly scanning the horizon for more. Spend your weeks "collecting" the small blessings and you will soon find that you have more than you ever hoped for.