Friday, January 8, 2010

A Little Joy in January

Well I went ahead and did it ~ for no good reason...it doesn't meet any of my deadlines, it's not for the shop, a customer, or for a gift...I just did it for me, It was just too cute! I went ahead and made the first block from Anne Sutton's Snowbound Block of the Month. I don't know if I'll keep up and do all of them, but this one just kept calling me to make it, so I stayed up way too late last night and finished it.

In keeping with my theme of Simplicity, I thought I'd feature my little Clover blue line pen for my Friday Find. It's not a recent find (you all probably already know about it), but I use it almost daily. There are several brands on the market, but this one is my personal favorite, it makes a nice fine, crisp line that works great for marking stitchery or applique, and I've never had a problem with it coming out with water. Small details, but big things.

So Here's to a little Joy in January to go along with the Simplicity. I think this block touched me because it reminds me of one of my all time favorite quotes...

"Joy is Peace dancing." ~ Ruth Graham

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

12 comments:

Messy Karen said...

wow. quickly done and so cute. i have only printed out my pattern.

alda said...

that's beautiful!!

Fiesta said...

adorable

vivian said...

That is precious! I did not know Clover had a fine line one. I just have the orgiginal but I am going to get that one! Thanks.
Jane

Pat said...

Your block is adorable!

luv2quilt2 said...

What a great way to spend a late night! It looks beautiful.

Mary St. John Nielsen said...

OH NO ... I was really trying hard to avoid this one. I kept up with the baskets for '09 but wasn't going to do the snowmen ...
It's hopeless! Your snowman is just too cute. Off to dl the pattern ...

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

SO CUTE!!

Rita said...

This is so adorable...you have given me inspiration! Isn't funny how some projects just call to us? Thanks, Dawn.

lindaschiffer said...

Yet again you serve as a guiding light -- I love Anne's patterns and definitely want to do this b.o.m. ;) 'Course, I haven't begun the basket ones, either. (sigh)

:) Linda

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful Dawn!! I think you should keep going with the blocks!

Sherri said...

It's beautiful...and it's the first finished applique' I've seen!