Tuesday, March 17, 2020

I Feel Lucky!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I hope you are feeling lucky on this holiday, despite the crazy that is going on in the world.  I know it can seem scary with the caronavirus spreading and shelves in the stores empty but I find there is still so much to be grateful for.  
Lucky Pinnie
I just want to take some time to mention a few of the things I'm grateful for.  One, I live in a great neighborhood.  My neighbors look out for each other.  As a fun, safe way to entertain the children while they are home from school one neighbor suggested we put up a shamrock in one of our windows for St. Patrick's day.  That way the kids can get outside and do something fun while still keeping a safe distance.  It was fun to walk this morning and see all the various shamrocks in windows.  Gotta love my neighborhood!

I'm also grateful for good friends.  Last week before most of this crazy happened I had left for a quilt retreat.  We started to hear of all the toilet paper shortages, school closures and rising cases of the virus while we were there.  Nikki came up with this solution for the toilet paper shortage.  I don't think I would use my pretty fabric.  But it could be a good way to get rid of that ugly fabric lurking in your stash.
I'm very thankful for the many lessons that quilting has taught me.  The one that comes to mind at this time is that there is an abundance in this world and I will have enough.  I pulled scraps from that overflowing bin for two days at my retreat.  I have a pretty stack of blocks to show for my efforts. Yet that bin is still overflowing.  It's like the measure of meal the widow, associate with Elijah in the bible.  Because she was willing to share she had enough and it lasted through the famine in the land.  I truly believe that as we share what we have with others that we will have enough.  That while times may be hard we can get through them together.

I'm sharing my lucky feeling with a free pdf of  my four leaf clover lucky pinnie.  Sign up for my newsletter to receive your free copy.


  1. I'm feeling lucky right now too. I'm thankful for quilting blog friends who put things into perspective.

  2. i agree...i am quite blessed and lucky too..

  3. I love your positivity. I agree. We will get through this by helping each other and through God's grace.