your most valuable coin

Hello all, ME once more.

“Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you don’t let other people spend it for you.” That’s a quote from John Dryden, English poet of 1600’s. Like all the other coins in our life, there is never enough time. How are you spending your time these days? (Is this quote the origin of our expression?) Are your quilt show things done or at least getting there? Here’s hoping you get to decide how to spend your time. I think that one of the best things about retirement is that most of those choices are now mine, not my employer’s. Now there are lots of times when I can say “no” to things that would take away from my time.

Here’s a link to some very nice free quilt patterns. The first one (at least today) is for a scrappy tulip quilt. You know me and my war on scraps–and the first tulips are abloom in my garden (the ones the squirrels didn’t dine on last fall right after I planted them!) so what a great pattern for me.

Found out I must have a huge maple tree in my yard taken down–and was astounded at the cost of this operation. Will be choosing quilt projects for a while that can be done from my stash (no need for sympathy, my stash is substantial). Between the kits, patterns, and fabrics I already own, I can probably make quilts into the mid-century before I really need to buy any more. We don’t buy for the need of it anyway, do we? So  I’m planning to make a game of it-anyone want to join in? My next project will be from one of my many kits. Maybe I can actually get a Halloween or Christmas quilt done before the holiday itself rolls around! Bought a great “witchy shoes” pattern at seminar last year-it’s not a kit though. But…maybe the fun of that would be finding fabrics for it which are already in the stash. Decisions, decisions!!

How about you? What kit do you own that could be your next project?

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One response to “your most valuable coin

  1. Karen G.

    Love that site! I haven’t seen it before. Many great charm quilts. My theme this year is “finsh what you already have started,” I’m running out of places to put all my fabric! I’m with you ME!

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