Tuesday, December 29, 2015
On another note, I picked my word for 2016: Release The adult word for "Let it go!" Release stuff, release stress, release anger, release extra poundage, release ideas, release joy to the world around me. Release doesn't have to be negative. It can be very positive! One year when my word was Joy, I bought three random mugs spelling out Joy. I don't see myself buying seven new mugs. That may be counter-productive to releasing stuff. It's been a tough year and I need to make a real effort to release negatives and move on to releasing positives. A deep breath in, exhale it out. Jerilynn
Monday, December 28, 2015
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Saturday, December 26, 2015
P.S. I lost my dear mother-in-law Alice this year. She was a quilter, too. In fact, I believe I helped her do her first quilt after she retired. She went on to be quite the prolific quilter. Her favorite types of quilts were tree quilts. Her last quilt, not quite finished before her stroke and quick passing, was of trees. 16 big trees representing her children and spouses, and 24 little trees, representing her grandchildren. Even though I am no longer married to her son, we always remained very, very close. She was Swedish, and I know she would have loved this simple design.