I have found some lovely blogs recently, such as Oh Fransson and Pretty Home that have some wonderful quilts and other decor items. I have been working on re-creating some of the things that I have found on them. I made a door stop for one bathroom door that refuses to stay open on its own. I need to make another two, for some other doors that tend to move around at the wrong time and slam in your face. Its a good use of fabric bits that I have lying around.
In that same vein, I have been making Dresden plates out of fabric scraps. I have a good start on black, red, purple and gold plates. Over the next little bit I'll add to the collection and see if I can get some nice quilts out of them. In the meantime, I used up some more fabric that I picked up in a grab bag at a quilt store in Abbotsford. I don't know who manufacturer is but the colors are pretty and the designs are nice to make a bright whimsical quilt. I teamed it with a Michael Miller fabric for the sash and borders and its pretty bright. I have a remnant of lavender Minkee fabric that I will use for the back and to make a little bag to put the finished quilt in. Here is a peak of the quilt top using a Oh Fransson pattern.
In the meantime I need to focus on trying to teach the Sunday school children about forgiveness. I don't want to make it just about saying sorry or being nice to someone after they hurt you because its about more than that. Corrie TenBloom told a great story about forgiveness when she met her captor from a concentration camp. She speaks of the struggle internally with the self. How does one explain that to 5 year olds? I am hoping the spirit will provide some inspiration.