Wednesday, December 18, 2013
2014 Word = Giving...
In my very own style I do not make New Year's Resolutions. I find them overwhelming and not achievable. Instead I like to select a word that I feel will help me through the year. Maybe to be a better person, more productive, listen more carefully, you get the idea. I have given a lot of thought to my word over the past several months and nothing seemed to fit. Then it came to me. "Giving"! This word completely fits me. I have always loved giving to others. Not just giving as in presents but in benefit of the doubt, a cut in line, a smile, a hug and on it goes. Years ago Mr. C told me, "You are generous to a fault!" I had no idea what he meant at the time. It is my greatest pleasure to give.
I have already signed up for Kelley Highway's 2014 charity. You can read about it on her blog. It is called The Pillowcase Project. I don't know all the details yet but this is something that just called my name.
I have been wanting to sew some pillowcases but really had no need to do so. Now I do. As you can see in these photos I have fabric. I promised myself before I buy any fabric for pillowcases I would see what I have and can use. Hmmm...not these home dec fabrics. The solids on the top shelf will be good for accent pieces.
Here are fun fabrics that are much smaller amounts. There are some great pieces in these bins I am certain.
Here is where I shall begin. I know just what I will use. Not the laces, or velvets, or felt or velours. No not the double-sided quilted fabrics. I could make some Christmas fabric cases for later in 2014.
Ahhh...here are the fabrics I was thinking of. Very good quality soft cottons with lots of fun youth prints. I have been "saving" these for many many years. Now I shall use them and know they will go to a very good cause and they will comfort children who need some tender loving care. Now this is the giving I love to do. Using my supplies, skills and time to give to others less fortunate.
Speaking of gifts...I have been receiving some very special gifts from blog friends. I am choosing to keep them private this year. I feel very blessed to have such wonderful friends through blogging. Thank you very much. I cherish the time and work put into each and every gift and I shall treasure them forever.
With Christmas and the New Year coming quickly I shall be offline (oh I may peak from time to time) during the busy days. I will be spending time with family and friends and enjoying the magic of it all. Magic was my word in 2013 and it has served me well. I have taken the time to truly see magic in so much.
Merry Christmas Bliss to all and Happy New Year Peace and Joy and Love...