Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Baskets and Small Houses

I have to admit that last week was kind of a tough one so not much got accomplished. With that said I am going to show a picture of an older finished project. This is a Jan Patek pattern entitled Jane’s Baskets. I had so much fun making this quilt as I loved making the different baskets, the appliqué was large pieces so that part was easy and I really don’t work in blue’s much and I really liked the end result of this one. This one hung in my old house for awhile and I hate that thought that it is now folded up on a shelf. I used to tell the guys I work with that one of my goals when I retired was to live in an 800 – 1200 square foot house as I was tired of having a big house. Well I am now living with 2 kids in an 1100 square foot house and it is possible. I think if I was to have a smaller house permanently it would be nice to have it built to my specifications as organization is definitely the key to a smaller home.

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” - Anna Freud