Hello 2010 -
I wanted to end 2009 and start 2010 with the same thought... follow your instincts.
I've followed mine, more, recently and have enjoyed new friendships, been heart-touched many times through the power of prayer and hope that 2010 is... more of the same.
As I did some Christmas shopping, I thought that I had come across some interesting items for one of the DDs...
It was sort of shabby-chic this-n-that's for her apartment...
Had them in my cart for an hour as I toured around the crowded fabric store!
Then, thought I better consider something like a hoodie and warm socks, for her. I bought the newest M'Liss Rae Hawley book, 101 Fabulous FQ Bags, for DD #1.
I got home, daughters got home from shopping; and they wanted me to see what they got. ...stuff to decorate their apartment!
I excused myself from the room and ran back to the store, hoping the items were still there....they were and while I was there, I started the "touring around" again...
Considering the colors that the DDs came home with, this piece of fabric was tempting to buy, mom could put together a coordinated quilt, so I put it in my little basket.
This big pad of decor paper was beautiful and they give you two or three pieces of each print.
I thought the DDs could share and started imagining them making a "quilty" poster to put on the wall.
Then, I thought...it's a week from Christmas, I don't have time to make a quilt - the girls don't always think "quilty" like I do, so I put the fabric and paper back.
Christmas came and went, one DD flew home. DD #2 was telling me that she loved the shabby-chic items and I confessed to her that there were more items in my basket that I thought she might enjoy, but put them away.
She was intrigued and with that, we were off to the fabric store with the very-slim chance that those items were still there...
They were! And, I started explaining what I thought they would be good for and DD loved the idea, I mean really loved it! Miss L, still, isn't wanting to put a quilt together, but loves picking out the fabric. (Are you kidding me? She's hooked and just doesn't know it!)
Here's a few of the many jeweled pages...
Miss L noticed the "braid" possibilities on the cover of the pad.
She flies down to see her sister soon, they are already planning "creative" time together.
Note to Self:
Follow your instincts.
I hope 2010 is good to you!