Sunday, January 13, 2008

Carolina Crossroads Pt 6

I am all caught up with this mystery now. I'm not trying to figure it out -- I'll wait for the surprise. I just put all the part 6 pieces on the design wall so I could get a picture. I can say that I'm already loving the scrappiness of this quilt. And I don't think it'll look too Christmassy with the red and green (although I should wait til the rest of the quilt is done before I decide that).
I'm glad to have caught up though --- I don't like being too far behind.

Back on January 1, Jeanne was talking about selecting a "theme" word to live by for the year. I thought this was quite interesting and was mulling it over when Cher mentioned virtually the same thing. Cher posted a link to this site which I followed. I've been going back and reading more at that site when I get a chance - I like what she has to say. Anyway, I've been mulling over my word for 2008 and I've decided on Compassion. This is to remind me that we are not the only ones going through some tough times, medically, or any other way.
One of the other things Christine Kane suggests is to make a list of 100 things you love. I think I'll try to do that a little at a time and share those things on my blog in lieu of, or in addition to my gratitudes.
Things I love:
1. Hearing almost 6 month old Will babbling in the background while Steph and I talk on the phone. (He must wonder why she talks into that device, but he answers her anyway!)
I'm grateful Bill and I were able to visit our old friend Clancy, who is in a coma and at the end of his life -- but I still believe he knew we were there. And I think we were a little comfort to his kids.


Bonnie said...

Your Carolina Crossroads is looking very good. I just love the scrappy look, especially with greens and reds!

Tazzie said...

Your blocks are looking just wonderful, isn't it exciting to see the mystery start to come together. The scrappiness is just wonderful.

scraphappy said...

You are so restrained in not guessing about the layout. I would have put it up with empty spots for the missing blocks if it were my design wall!


Phyllis Williams said...

Just peeking at everyone's Carolina Crossroads and having a wonderful time doing so! I love your colors and while it does not look too Christmassy, it will be wonderful to use then if you want:).

I am sorry to hear about your friend and am praying for his kids.



julieQ said...

Lovely, just looks great!! Your colors are really wonderful. All prayers are with you each day on your journey, you are not alone!! and please keep posting so we know how all the treatments are going along.

Sincerely, JulieQ

Kathy Wagner said...

Your blocks are just great! Don't they look wonderful displayed like that?!? I must get going and get mine all done so I can do the same thing!

Mary said...

Wow, I've seen a block or two as I've roamed around the web but you look close to finishing. This is going to be a great quilt.

Glad to read all the info in your Madison post, I don't know about you but I always feel better once I have a PLAN. You and your family remain in my thoughts and prayers.

ForestJane said...

Ohh, your mystery ohio star blocks look great. ;)

I can't wait till Thursday to see if my guess about where she's going with this is right!

Ginger Patches said...

I love the way you've got your blocks displayed--they look so good!!

I'm continuing in prayer for your son

atet said...

Those blocks look great -- and no, not at all too "Christmasy". It sounds like you've got some great doctors up in Madison -- hang in there!

Carol E. said...

Your quilt looks great! I am waaayy behind on the steps. I'll get to see where I am headed very soon.

Karen said...

Delightful quilt blocks!

cher said...

I like your word! I am catching up and really think your carolina blocks are stunning-great job!