Vintage Christmas Postcards

Vintage Christmas Postcards

Christmas wishes from 1914 and 1918…

Vintage Christmas Postcards

A postcard cost only a penny to mail…

Vintage Christmas Postcards

Merry Christmas!  From The Inbox Jaunt

Vintage Christmas Postcards

Wishing you all sorts of Christmas joys…

WIP-Free Motion Quilted Tags

Free Motion Quilt Tags

Last week, I saw these  darling printable tags at   :::Rows of Six:::  …and ever since…I have wanted to join in the tag fun.

Free Motion Quilt Tags

I sat down at my sewing machine and started doodling…

Free Motion Quilt Tags

I am not sure if I will cut these out and use them as tags…or keep adding more tags to make a little vase quilt…

Free Motion Quilt Tags

I had a rather dull needle, so I tried a few more ideas on real tags…

TagLove003

It was a bit of a challenge to control these small tags as I stitched…

TagLove002

Free Motion Quilt Tags

Perhaps you’d like to tag-a-long…?!!!

You might also like:  Decorating Christmas Trees with Free Motion Quilting   and   WIP Christmas Gifts (Poinsettia)

…and if you haven’t gotten yourself anything for Christmas…try Ten Stocking Stuffers for Quilters and Sewers

The Quilt I Threw Away

Free Motion Red and White quilt

When I finished quilting this stripy quilt, I was so frustrated and disappointed that I wadded it up and threw it away.

Free Motion Red/White Quilt

It was so far from what I had in my “mind’s eye” that I couldn’t bear to look at it.  It represented incompetence and failure.  I was defeated…

Free Motion Red/White Quilt

One of my daughters retrieved it from the trash and much later asked me to bind it for her.  I did so reluctantly, but enough time had passed that I could see that there were areas of quilting that I liked.

Free Motion Red/White Quilt

I have since come to understand that the gulf between that which we imagine and that which we have the skills to achieve…  is the creative process.

Free Motion Red/White Quilt

That is what gets us out of bed every morning and back at the sewing machine, the easel, or the gym for that matter.

Free Motion Red/White Quilt

So now I have a kindler, gentler view of this quilt and of how I approach other frustrations as well…

Free Motion Red/White Quilt

We’re all a work in progress!

You might also like to see:  Olivia’s Quilt and Faye’s Quilt