I have decided to call this quilt Clamshell Party as it is a celebration of little clamshells of every imaginable hue, and floral patterns. Flowers abound. Pansies, roses, daffodils, hydrangeas, daisies, chrysanthemums, orchids; flowers which were conjured up in the happy and clever imaginations of designers. Why, Clamshell Party is a glorious garden blooming beautifully. The scrappy-ness of this quilt gives a joyous, festive air, causing one to party; to clap one's hands, blow up a few balloons, kick up one's high heels and whirl and twirl in a happy dance. Just imagine the dance I will dance when the last quilting stitch has been stitched! =)
As my stories are written this year, I desire each page to be underlined with thankfulness for the gift of each new day; gentleness, tolerance, beauty, encouragement, kindness, hope, faith.....love. I want to find the joy in the ordinary everyday.....the simple things and blessings which make the moments of my day. And, I want each page to highlight the nuances of God's grace and His love for me; invisibly threaded throughout my everyday.
So here's to a new year where we will visit each other and read each other's stories, and when we leave, our hearts will be grateful and gladdened for the beauty and inspiration we have just been witness to. As for me, I am thankful and pleased that there will be a year of Sundays in which to enjoy a little hand stitching over at Kathy's, Slow Sunday Stitching. A year of Sundays to be inspired by others' gorgeous hand stitching. So, so very excited about that. May we all have a year of Sundays, and every other day of the week, where we glory in the beauty of each day❣
Until the next time.....................