Great Expectations

Tell us about one thing (or more) that you promised yourself you’d accomplish by the end of the year. How would you feel once you do? What if you don’t?

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My goal has always been to be a better reader.  In college I wanted to read the assigned books with discernment, but ended up skimming to find required information.  I made good grades, so continued that “skimming” habit far too long.  Now my goal is to read more and genuinely search into what I read–dig deeper and mine the gold nuggets.  This would especially apply to my Scripture reading.

A domestic goal is to finish a quilt for each of my children and grandchildren–surely not all of them this year, but at least one a year.  Most quilters quilt so their offspring have a remembrance of them, but my quilts are geared to a specific need the receiver has or to a specific memory.  I have been trying to make the patterns fit the person so that they would be timeless.  A sample of my work and philosophy may be found here:

http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Johnson/Edna/Elizabeth/1939/quilting.html

If I am blessed with good health, I hope to continue my present schedule, following my husband everywhere.  It is easy to see that human lifespan is limited and life is too short to miss a minute with my mate.

4 thoughts on “Great Expectations

    1. As the years move forward, my hands are less capable, but maybe the grandchildren will understand. Today I bought the batting for three quilts, one of which is the one called “Palace Windows” you viewed on the link. The scenes of India show through a window frame from the “Stonehenge” series–somewhat mixed histories, but nice together in the cloth reproductions.

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