Sunday, January 1, 2012

A quilt top and twelve things

And just when she thought that perhaps this blogging stuff wasn't for her after all...she made a quilt top.
Just. like.that.

I am so amazed, intrigued and inspired by those that regularly just 'whip up this and that'.
Somedays I am barely able to whip up the evening meal!
Not today though.
Today I just whipped up this quilt top.
The Mr laughed when I mentioned it...'sweetie you did not just whip it took you hours'.
Well I felt like I whipped it up. Oh those florals made me so happy.

So I have been *over*thinking things today.
Last year I didn't make any resolutions but today I have found myself pondering the possibilities for the new year. 2011 had it's challenges, that's for sure...but we've turned a corner these past few months and I'm feeling more peaceful and more hopeful than ever before.

Twelve things in 2012
  • Make healthy, nutritious meals. It is not okay to skip breakfast. It is not okay to eat Anzac biscuits for breakfast just because they have oats in them.
  • Make a plan. I will be calmer, less anxious and more puctual if I have a plan. I will also be less likely to get a speeding ticket.
  •  Make moving a part of my every day. Walk, run, dance. Stretch. Breathe.
  • Make stuff with the kids. Get messy and get making.
  • Make a date with the Mr...often.
  • Make time for me. Make time to do the things I love. 
  • Make new friends.
  • Make some clothes. Be brave and have a go at making some grown up things.
  • Make a herb garden. Those pots have been empty far too long.
  • Make do. Just make do with what we have on hand. We do not need any more stuff.
  • Make a difference. Big, small...just make a difference. There is much to do.
  • Make the most of every day. There is joy all around. I just have to keep my eyes open. Always.
Do you make resolutions?
What are your intentions for the year ahead?


Fiona said...

I've got some new craft skills I want to learn, but more importantly I'm going to concentrate on doing something fun every single day ... Whether I'll manage that remains to be seen!

Good luck with your resolutions and happy new year!

Zara said...

Oh wow, the quilt top looks amazing. This is the stage I'm at with mine. What are you going to use for the middle bit and the backing?
A couple of my intentions for the year are more crafting/sewing, making some of my pinterset pins, and growing more vegies and herbs.
Happy New Year to you. x

karlyn Jackson said...

loving your quilt top Lea, ooooh what are WE going to WHIP up this week? P and I are home tomorrow...BBQ Friday night perhaps? great resolutions too, I few of mine are in there too. Can't wait to see you. x

Sheree said...

Your quilt top is fabulous Lea! Oh and I can see some of my fabric squares in there lovely!!! No resolutions here yet...just haven't sat down long enough to have a good think about it. LOL

Sheree xx
ps. Happy New Year!!!

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Wow your quilt top is gorgeous! My Mum is making me one at the moment but it's taking forever to cut all the squares for a queen size one.

Yvette Adams said...

I love your quilt top! And as far as quilting goes I think you DID whip it up if you did that in one day! Tell Grant it's all relative. :)

And I never do resolutions - boring hey!

Charlotte said...

Wow it looks fantastic! And I'm so inspired after it only took you one day! That is whipping up in my books! I hope I only take a couple of days too (but I haven't quilted before so this may not happen!)
I can't see any of my fabrics there, so there must have been a lot of people in the swap!

rockmelon said...

i am also working on my list of 12 things for 2012, You inspire me to finish my list and post it. Thanks for sharing.