Thursday, April 8, 2010

Serenity.......

- a disposition free from stress or emotion
- the absence of mental stress or anxiety

That's the definition of serenity! I can hear George's father saying "Serenity Now" in my mind (if you didn't catch that, it's from Seinfeld).
What's so funny about the definition of Serenity is that I am the complete opposite of it - disposition free from stress or emotion - Who is free from that, please tell me your secret?
-the absence of mental stress or anxiety - that's laughable, if you know me. My father has been telling me to "Breathe Judi, just breathe" for years! Crazy I know, you wouldn't think it if you met me, but I am a little anxious and stressed out, not because my life is stressful or anything, but I worry about everything! And like my mom always says "you will find something to worry about if you don't have anything right now" so true!

So, in hopes that I will one day achieve "serenity" I have decided to name my quilt Serenity! It's a goal to be there someday!

I got the binding done, wish I would have hired out, but glad that I can say I made the whole quilt (thanks mom and clint) so it's done, I have entered it into the HMQS show - wish me luck.

Oh, and come to the HMQS show because it would be fun, I am going to have a booth there, so come and say hi! Would love to meet you all!

Thanks to everyone who left all your wonderful comments, thanks so much for the positive feedback! I live for it! I wish I could have gotten back to everyone. To answer some questions - I used Highlights from Superior Threads for the thread, and about 7,000 yards of it.

21 comments:

beewitchinstitchin said...

Absolutely stunning!

Sherry said...

Just beautiful I'm glad you did it all your self. Lots od luck at the HMQS show I'm sure your going well there.

Amy said...

Lovely! Best of luck.

Barb said...

Your quilt is absoutely beautiful.....

My husband says that if I don't have something to worry about or feel guilty about something then I am not happy.....somewhere there has to be a balance.

Good luck!!

Jandi said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I feel more serene just looking at it! Good luck and I will see you at the HMQS.

Puddle of Grace said...

Stunning! God has given you a special gift! I am glad you were able to do the binding... Your daughter and hers will treasure this quilt for generations! Congratulations on such a precious quilt!
~Charlene

Tangos Trash and Treasures said...

Awesome!! Good luck at the show!

Madammeke Ongeduld said...

that is one of the most beautiful plaid i have see

Seams Sew Together said...

I Wish you the best of Luck, you are so inspiring to me, I am a new Longarm quilter. Thanks so much.

vivian said...

Gorgeous quilt! I used to love to watch Seinfield every week-still miss it!

Nedra said...

I predict you will be a winner at HMQS. Have a wonderful time!

PattyBYoung said...

I just saw that Seinfeld again for about the 10th time...I love it! Your quilt is so beautiful, and I love looking at your photos...please keep posting.
Thank you, Patty

Miss Jean said...

I'm glad you entered it. You'll win a prize for sure!

Micki said...

Your quilt is incredible...the machine quilting is just so pretty!
Micki

Harmony Hopes Studio said...

I think the fairies helped you made this extraordinary piece.

Fleurette said...

Stunningly beautiful quilt. That's a lot of work - something to treasure for generations. Its a WINNER!

JayTee said...

Wow!! It really pops!! It is beautiful. It's a winner!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness......this was a drawing in March?
How do you have the time for this and 3 little kids too?

I would vote for this quilt to be best of show.......what absolutely lovely details......Beautiful job!

Happy Sewing

Glaukos said...

Can't wait to see this at the quilt show. When you mentioned you were sending it off, I was hoping it was going to HMQS. Its so beautiful, and I know pictures never do justice, so I really can't wait to see it in person!!!

Beth said...

Serentiy Now! Love Seinfeld and LOVE. Love. LOVE the quilt. It's a beaut Jude.

Jana said...

Loved meeting you at the HMQS today! And was wonderful seeing this quilt in person! Wowie!