The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface - So it is that we develop - But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work. For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Waiting and Wanting Spring

Seems like I spend a lot of time wishing my life away ...
here I am waiting for Spring and wanting to get to planting things.

I keep trying to organize my sewing space ...
and then again just maybe I should accept the fact that it
isn't going to happen.  It is suppose to be a working room after all.
This little wall hanging quilt is only 38" x 38" and was on my UFO list from last year...
remember, the year I took off, so thought it was time to get 'er done.



First Five Blocks
Simple enough to piece and the applique
will be a good project to do when I get to sit outside on
my first ever screened porch and watch the flowers grow
while the birds and squirrels squabble for the seeds.  The pillows for the wicker were
made before we moved in and the cushions have been under wraps all winter.

Brings me to a question I have ... what to do about the treasures.
As I try to decorate my new sewing space, I realize all that I have made
and framed over the years - embroidery, needlepoint, applique, cross stitch.
 I had oddles of room before and I am now faced with what
to do with all my pictures.  I can part with the bought prints
or silly little signs, etc. but I am really stumped
over parting with the handiwork I have done.
My daughter is left with no more room to store these treasures,
even though she wants them all because I made them.
Any advice at all will be considered and very much appreciated.

North Carolina, at least where I live, had their first snow over the weekend.
I know it does not look like much compared to what
most of you have gotten ... but we love any and all snow we get.
We are not choosey at how much either - the great grands
got a snowman out of it, and they were so excited and happy.   Yeah!!!




 Garden bench by the
driveway with husband's
sign that says.
Welcome, be nice or leave!

Our kids have had a lot of chuckles
 over it.

The Garden Fairy keeping
sentinel over the
Lenten Rose plant that had
just started blooming.

The tulips we planted in January
 have started sprouting up -
Surely the Jonquils
can't be far behind.
I did see some little green peeks
through the mulch.

We surely do love our seasons here in the South.  Come on Spring
in all your glory.  I would love to make a quilt with just the
colors of Spring.  Can you replicate that Spring green from the trees?
I have yet to find the perfect shade.

Cross stitch and embroidery I can't part with.

May your week be delightful, creative and full of happiness
Judy C

3 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I couldn't part with those lovelies either. I have a lot of hangy things, but I don't put them all up - they are stored in a closet and I rotate them with the seasons and/or holidays.

Janet O. said...

I like the new little quilt you are making.
If I ever have to downsize I know it will be trouble! I'll be interested to see what advice you get.
Enjoy the snow--when you run out I can send you some of ours!

taylorsoutback said...

You are blessed with the grands - perhaps put things aside for each of them to treasure when they are older. Get archival tissue paper and store them in a safe place in boxes with each of their names. You will know what pieces to keep for them - perhaps the rest that have no real family significance could be gifted out?