here’s a fun one for me – I just almost never get to see a quilt in it’s own home. I had only a week to make this, and got kind of frustrated – had to rip out 11 lines of quilting (not much fun!) but it was so worth it when I gave it to my friend at the Christmas party on Friday. She likes the quilt, but more than that she understood that the gift was more than some fabric and thread and her appreciation was obvious, immediate and sincere. It was worth every redone stitch, every early morning and late night just to see her smile and to have that shared moment. I am thankful for my friends, my family, my job, my health and for being able to make pretty, practical things for the people who remind me that even though life is sometimes hard, confusing or depressing, I do have a lot to be thankful for.