Welcome! I am linking up with the Mini Quilt Party over at Amy Lou Who, which gave me the little kick I needed to finish this baby.
Today, I am sharing a mini-quilt I’ve made. Coincidentally (?) it seems to also resemble my life right now. So I will share a bit of that as well.
|Whirling Dervish mini quilt, 12 inches by 12 inches, paper pieced|
Recently, my life has begun to resemble a whirling dervish. In a good, rainbow way. Recently, my husband and I found out we are unexpectedly expecting a baby. We will be adding baby number four to our brood. So yeah. Things will be exciting around here next year.
Don’t misunderstand, we are beyond thrilled. Just a bit … overwhelmed. All my plans for quilty projects have fallen by the wayside, as I have fallen to the couch, trying to maintain the basics of running my family – homeschool, clean dishes, and clean laundry – and recover from first trimester exhaustion and nausea.
Yet, as I feel life whirling around me, I feel God’s blessings as well. My husband and I have always been very careful when it comes to family planning. Yet, things don’t always happen the way we plan. To put it simply, I’ve never been so blessed without having asked for the blessing. And I have to say I am amazed at the richness of God. I am certain He will provide.
Blessedly, I have started to feel better and more like myself. I’ve actually cooked dinners and cleaned my house (which we may be selling!) and made some projects.
This block has been swimming around in my head for a while and I’ve finally put it to fabric. Like my life, I call it “Whirling Dervish” as it seems to spin and spin, in a good, rainbow way.
|Straight line echo quilting, bound with Heath in Black and White|
|Baby got back, why yes I do.|
|My favorite mini turtle finds comfort on his new “bed” 🙂|
That’s it for now. Thank you for visiting. I don’t know when I’ll manage to post routinely.
By the way, do you wash your “Minis” for that crinkly feel or do you leave it as is?