Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Dream Big!

"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high and hope and work remembering that something noble once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone, will be a living thing, reasserting itself with ever-growing insistency."

~Daniel H. Burnham

Dear Reader,

AnnaMarie has made for herself the lofty goal of making 100 quilts to give to the hospital (She has a special sympathy for hospital patients, having been one twice in her short life), and so we have our year's work cut out for us! We are going to try to do 50 hospital bed-sized quilts and 50 baby quilts by the end of the year. This means we'll have to make as many as possible before gardening season hits, since we don't have much time for sewing when it's lovely outside (I guess we COULD take the frame outside. . .)!

We have been blessed by so many neighbors, family, and friends this past year, giving us gifts of money, food, etc., that we feel "Because we have been given much, we too must give. . . ". While money might not be abundant in our home, fabric is, so we're going to use what we have to try to repay the Universe what we've been given.

First Quilt

Second Quilt

Tasha pitching in to help.

Quilter's Road Blocks
Of course, all work and no play makes Jill a dull girl, so we'll be sure to include plenty of tea parties along the way, during the Year of the Quilt!

May you give yourself some lofty goals this year, and may you have help sent you to achieve them.



"January 1

Our twelve months go round and round,
The same months every year.
And January starts them off,
The first day ice-clear.

Arise before the orange dawn
In morning's blue is lost.
Arise, enjoy your window panes
That glow with panes of frost.

Enjoy the black trees lined with snow,
The meadow smooth and white
In last year's haggard countryside
That dazzles since the night.

Begin this year as though you too
Were really not the same--
Like every January first,
Brand-new in your old name. "

~Marnie Pomeroy


    It was fun helping out with the Quilt!!
    I want to make baby girl quilts!!!
    It is FUN!!! (Except When The Yarn Keeps Getting Knots!!!!:))
    That is a nice poem at the end of the post!!!!!!!!!!!


  2. How fun! and I really like the quote by Daniel Burnham

  3. I love this post! You are raising your children to be very compasionite people! We need these kinds of people in the world. Keep up the good work!


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