Goodbye January, Hello February

My mini-quilt for January is completed, and here it is shown both front and back.  I have included on the front a piece of every thread that passed through my hands and used in some capacity throughout the month of January.  Hand-stitched in straight stitch, back-stitch and French knots.  My theme for this year is to work from my stash as much as I can, and this is reflected in the quote from Arthur Ashe.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

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As I am stitching I am reflecting and meditating on my world and the world around me.  Using the resources that I have at hand without causing further damage to the environment.  Extending a hand to others in friendship and welcome.   Thinking about what I can do to make my home, my community and my my world a better place, then doing what I can to make it happen.

And a sneak peek at February:

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6 Responses to Goodbye January, Hello February

  1. Vicki says:

    All good Work Barb, happy 2017 to you and family!

  2. KerryCan says:

    I like reading about your reflections as you stitch–I find myself doing the same thing in the quiet moments of my crafts. It’ll be interesting too see how all this surfaces, or doesn’t, in your mini quilts as the year progresses.

  3. Laura says:

    I am so inspired by your colorful creations that even though I have never tried to weave I am going to follow you 🙂

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