Trip Around the World Quilt

Trip Around the World Quilt

I know I post mostly poetry and photography, but another love of mine that I have not shared so much is my love for quilts. It seems they are all vying for my time. When I am not doing the other, I can be found cutting up perfectly good fabric from my stash and making new creations. If I lived forever, I would always have more quilt ideas than I could possibly ever make. However, this doesn’t really matter as it is more about the art of quilting and sharing that love with others.

This love of quilts came early when as a child my grandmother would let me sleep under one of the colorful quilts at her house. When it came time to go to bed, we would lay on the bed and she would tell me about the pattern, stories of the quilt pattern, or about the pieces of fabrics in the quilt. She had Sun Bonnet Sue’s, Ladies with Parasols, Log Cabins,  appliqued butterflies, among others. The funny thing though, she didn’t quilt herself. She had her group of Kentucky quilting lady friends as she called them and they made the quilts. She loved quilts, but her talent was embroidery. She would sometimes take some of her embroidered pieces to them to be included in her quilts, such as the Ladies with parasols.

I never had my own quilt though, until she had her quilting friends make the one above. A beautiful, colorful, ‘Trip Around the World’. She gifted me with this special quilt when my children were young. The few quilts I had made were small baby quilts or quickly tied comforters for giving as gifts. I didn’t own a real quilt. I thought I was rich with this beauty with all the small tiny squares set on point so that they almost looked like diamonds. It was with this quilt that my children learned how special a quilt was and that it was like being covered by a blanket of love… and also to never sleep with chewing gum in your mouth. I thought of the pattern that was made just for me and hoped that it would be a lucky one that would help me to travel someday. Thank you Grandma for sharing your love of quilts, your stories, your time, and for my very own beautiful quilt. ~

Thank you for visiting today. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons  (c)2021

Hygge

Hygge 

Even though we have already had the winter solstice, for those of us in the thrust of winter, sometimes it seems that the early darkness won’t get shorter anytime soon. While wintertime can be long, especially January; the plus side is this is the season to get your Hygge on!

Maybe you will just get cozy and embrace all those favorite things that make snuggling up so fun to do.

Some simple and easy ways to get your Hygge on are:

  • have a favorite warm drink
  • put on some soothing or favorite music
  • read a good book or more
  • change up your environment with new scents
  • changing your lighting can change your mood
  • watch a favorite movie
  • take a short nap with a cozy throw
  • wear your favorite soft sweater, even if it is old
  • enjoy a cozy fire or just enjoy some quiet time watching it snow
  • make a favorite family dish

While Hygge can mean different things for each  of us, it all involves enjoying the moment. What are those small things that make a day special for you? How long has it been since you have done your favorite?  By changing up our routines and doing something we enjoy that is cozy and involves the senses, it can help make us less prone to affective seasonal disorder and depression. It can lift our outlook and attitude when we incorporate some time especially for those simple things we enjoy and that gives us little breaks in our day to look forward to. Even at the end of a very busy day, just something short and cozy can make it just right. So what are we waiting for… let’s get our Hygge on!

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons  (c)2021

Living Life

New Beginnings

Journal Entry: Jan 02, 2021 ~ Today is the beginning of another year and the end of one that I am not sad to see go. While it could have been much worse, it has been worse for so many which makes me sad. It is not just one part of our world, but the whole world that has experienced so much unhappiness due to Covid-19. But we have started a new year with promises of a better year as immunizations have started.

While many lives have been impacted, it has also resulted in many coming to better realize what is truly important in life. Many families have developed deeper relationships due to having to slow down the non-ending rush of activities to spending more time together. The holidays have had their challenges also. While being in an older at risk group, while I appreciate the increased protection from exposure; in some ways, I also feel like I’ve been put on a shelf to pick up living at a later time.

This year, I am looking forward to never taking for granted again being able to hug my love ones, visit and share meals with family and friends, and be able to travel whenever I want … and hopefully without a mask. I am grateful even though I feel guilty as if complaining. I am looking forward to this new year of healing, love, fun times, travel, and sharing love. I am planning on living the life I imagined and hopefully you will too. ~

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c)2021

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