Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's a New Day

I woke up feeling so much better this morning that I just couldn't let that gloomy last post stand. I did play in my bright scraps yesterday afternoon...

I'm sure that helped, but things are so much improved this morning that I think something else was at work. Maybe I wasn't fully recovered from the exposures Monday. Whatever. I feel good this morning and I'm going to use this energy to make the most of today.

For as much time as I spent at the sewing machine it doesn't feel like I have a lot to show for it. The top two blocks in the picture above will grow to 8.5", the one on the bottom will be 6.5" after I've added another strip or two.

I learned that Margaret's Hope Chest needs about 30 more child's quilts early in December for their Wrapped in Hope program. That got me thinking about some of my older juvenile and novelty prints. I hope to pull some of those out today to see what I can come up with.

The Creativity Challenge from A Creative Dreamer for the month of October is "Mail Art." I have this Priority Mail envelope all sealed up, ready to go, but it occurred to me this morning that I could use this opportunity to fulfill the challenge - early! Stay tuned ;- )

It's amazing what you learn when you read the fine print. Apparently I have sent out 500 posts from The Magpie's Nest.

I don't really find that all that hard to believe. What does surprise me a little is that y'all are still coming around to see what I'm doing!


  1. I am so glad you are feeling better... I read your post yesterday, but didn't add a comment as I was feeling far too glum myself and didn't want to spread it. Seems everyone is in that sort of frame of mind lately... but I guess it's just all part of the cycle, right?

  2. I can TELL you're feeling better, just from the glorious colors in your post ...

    500 - way to go (and yes, I plan to keep hanging around).

  3. I'm hanging around too, wouldn't miss this blog for anything! Love how you keep going and going...and over 500 posts only goes to prove it. Congratulations,Sue!

  4. Great scrappy blocks, and love that collage!

  5. I'm glad you're feeling better. Those colors on your worktable definitely say "happy." The collage of all your work is lovely, and your Day of the Dead quilt is striking. In spite of your health, it looks like you've been very productive.


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