Thursday, January 7, 2021

I Like Thursday # 79 ~ Finding Things to Make Me Smile

I need pretty fabric today.

This Colette Layer Cake has been in my stash for some time waiting for me to appreciate it.

I have decided to add some other stash fabrics to it

 and sew this free scrap quilt pattern:

Swirling Stars Free .pdf pattern 

from Fat Quarter Shop

Click on the link above to download your free pattern.

The directions call for triangles papers, 

but it could easily be done without them.

I like the papers and will probably be using them.

Let's look at these pretty fabric again.

I love the colors and they make me smile.

I need something to make me smile today.

After the events of yesterday, 

which include the death of a friend,

I cannot tell you how hard it is for me today to step up and write a post

 about things that make me happy ...

...  when all I really want to do is hide and snuggle under the quilts with Nutmeg.

Nutmeg likes to sneak under the top quilt and snuggle up against me at night.

Her purrs make me happy. 

I am happy ... even through the sadness.

I am sure you know this feeling, my friends.

Here is another Fun Freebie of the Week:  

Because it is so cute and one can never have too many calendars,

get your 

Free .pdf Calendar Here @ Quilters Candy 

You may also download this lovely

Free Quilt Care Card by Elizabeth Chappell

Thank you, Quilters Candy

It looks happy on the cabinet door on my computer desk

and makes me smile.

Song for the Day:

Smile by Nat King Cole

Let us find smiles together today, my 

I Like Thursday Bloggers @ Not Afraid of Color

as we give thanks today for those things big and small that have made us smile this week. 

Have a Happy Thursday! 


Bernie Kringel said...

Yesterday was a miserable day in our country's history. It was very hard on all of us and it sounds like an even worse day for you Pat. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Snuggle with your kitty and feel your grief. My condolences.

grammajudyb said...

I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend! I di understand! Hope you can find some peace in kitty snuggles and pretty fabric!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Sorry for your loss. I hope kitties and pretty fabrics help console. said...

I think you and I had the same day yesterday. I found out my cousin who is 48 years old died suddenly. He was a recovering drug addict had been clean for 3 years, he left behind 6 children under the age of 15. With that and everything else it was so tempting to curl up and just sleep. What gorgeous fabrics and love the pattern you chose.

PaintedThread said...

I am very sorry for your loss. Kitties and fabric - I hope you feel better soon.

Dorian said...

I'm so sorry my friend, for your loss of your friend. Prayers heading out, I hope the family finds some peace over this. Enjoy your lovely fabric ((HUGS)).

Frédérique said...

So sorry for your friend. I hope using this pretty fabric will give you a little smile.