With the start of a new year, most of us, myself included, want to make improvements on ourselves. We try to eat better, exercise more and we encourage ourselves to be better people.

Some of us have read other blogs where that person is going to focus on a one word goal to better themselves.  I like that idea and decided to adopt the same philosophy, I just needed to decide what that would be.   After avoiding what I didn’t want to be true, I decided this year to focus on the word “Bravery”.  Now we all know what this word means but I’m going to pin point it to me and my life. No this doesn’t mean I’m going sky diving or taking up extreme sports.  To me this means learning to be comfortable using the word “No”.  This also means I’m going to encourage myself to do things that are outside my comfort zone.  This year I want to push myself to be brave enough to pursue publishing a few quilt patterns.  Phhhew! I said it!   For some people this might seem an easy thing to do but I’m terrified of rejection!  Thank goodness Hubby has a level head on his shoulders and asked “What could be the worse thing that could happen? No one buy yours patterns? So what, you don’t need this to put food on the table so lighten up and just let it play out.”

So that’s my plan, I’m just going to let it play out.  I’m not going to push myself and make this a chore but I’m no longer going to hide those ideas in a folder telling myself that it’s a silly idea because what’s the worst thing that could happen?  I find that no out there likes what I like?  If that’s the case I would still be true to myself because I did something I enjoyed doing and that is all that matters.  Though it would be great to fund my fabric addition!

So that’s my New Year’s resolution, 2016 will be the year of Bravery!


How many of you received coloring books for Christmas?

How many of you saw the great ideas for quilting?

Funny part?  I mocked these books when I first saw them months ago.  I was heard to say, “I’m too old to color”.

Well never say never because I was inspired and this is what came about.

Now to wait for a grand baby, sigh
Technically last years last finish
The creative bug doesn’t always work with fabric

The soft glow in a cold winter day.  Wish those candles produced heat!

Take care my Friends!



5 thoughts on “Bravery

  1. Nice post about chosing your word for the year. You have already begun to use bravery by sharing with us here! Thanks for the photos of your coloring book inspired quilting. Now I am inspired to give it a try.


    1. I shall! Thank you for the encouragement.
      For the record these are enlarged copies for a book, I did not draw these. I may have embellished a bit but these are not my designs.


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