Thursday thought

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

–Woodrow Wilson (as quoted by Bud Selig during his eulogy of Ron Santo, 12/10/2010)

Vintage Mosaic in Purple

Not long after completing Vintage Mosaic in Blue, we needed to figure out a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law. Quilting to the rescue! I had a relatively short period of time to complete the quilt, and with my husband’s help, I found a variety of reproduced vintage plaids and chose a shade of purple that worked well as a neutral within the quilt.

Finished quilt top, VMiP

The finished size on this one was about 45″ square, so it makes for cozy throw.

Thursday thought

I’ve learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.

–Bob Collins, late WGN radio host, during last broadcast on 2/8/2000