Monday, December 22, 2014

I had an Epiphany

Sometimes we dream......
We dream of all the quilts we would create if only REAL LIFE......yes, if only REAL LIFE wouldn't get in the way!!! 


I'm not going to have a lot quilts to show for 2014 when I sit down to write my New Year's blog post this year. REAL LIFE just kept getting the way. Pondering this thought is when I had my epiphany......

It's out of life that quilts flow.


Lots of tears flowed as I created "Shifting Impressions".


There was rage in my grief, as I slashed a quilt and then started "Picking up the Pieces".

But in the midst of one's difficulties there is usually some sunshine. 


My four, precious rays of sunshine were very involved in the Christmas Cookie Bake....after the house was clean and ready for Christmas (you think I would know better!!!!).


After layer upon layer of icing....
Would you look at that spectacular batch of cookies!!! (gingerbread monsters...according to my grandson)

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!!


19 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Marianne, I know very well about dreaming because I do it all the time let us hope that in 2015 we will have more time to realize a part of our dreams!
    Myrto

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    1. That's my hope as well.....Merry Christmas.

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  2. I thought your quilts were beautiful this year and I understand "life getting in our way". Maybe, just maybe, we'll get a shot at creating our dreams in 2015!

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    1. Thanks Julie....and yes more quilting time would be wonderful.

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  3. Happy Christmas to you too and looking forward to hopefully seeing more of you in Blogland next year!! Quilt on.....

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  4. Perfectly timed epiphanations. May your New Year be full of the happiest quilts ever.

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  5. Merry Christmas and let your memories warm your heart this coming New Year....I definitely see the tears in that piece...hugs and healing thoughts, Julierose

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  6. The gingerbread monsters are a delight! They make me smile.

    I know about dealing with grief through creativity. Quilting and creating is truly a coping mechanism at times .
    I wish you peace and joy for the Christmas season and throughout the coming years.

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  7. Have a Merry Christmas and lovely holiday!

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  8. Have a wonderful holiday season!

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  9. Blessings to you and your family :)

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    1. Thanks, Colleen....Happy New Year to you as well.

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  10. Family is what it's all about! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  11. Life and art are intertwined and it is our art (and our grandkids) that keep us sane in the midst of the intermittent tears. Wishing you the very best for a sparkling, happy 2015.

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  12. I agree Marianne. I feel as though I'm most creafve when I am the most busy! I get more and better ideas from doing things. The 8nly problem is , as you pointed out, I don't necessarily have time to act on said ideas! Oh well, I guess we need challenges i our lives...

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  13. your cork floors look wonderful, as does your quilt you slashed. I should try that someday, but it's scary! Happy New Year!

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  14. It puzzles me that this suddenly shows up in my mail. Am I missing something as its now may the 18th 2016.

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