Monday, November 12, 2012

Lifes challenges.

Life has thrown me a few curve balls
 these past few weeks,
 and l have taken some time to come to grips
 with them and the future implications.
Life will change and evolve,
 but never be the same again.
There will be good time and bad times.
 There will be laughter and tears.
l pray for strength, courage and wisdom,
 when those around me don't.
Life is a challenge, and l think l am prepared now.
l took some time out this weekend to sew at Sorrento with my dear sewing pals.
They give me so much strength. Sewing is a balm for my heart.
l gave that machine a fair working out.
 Catching up on promised birthday quilts that have been
 patiently waiting till after our recent exhibition.
l completed 2, then gave myself permission to make a quilt for myself.
There are still 4 more birthday quilts waiting.
l hope to get back to my machine again soon!
A bright spark on the weekend was seeing this on a blog.
My first ever quilt to be published  in  Quiltmania
And  l made the front cover!!
Life has funny ways of giving us highs and lows!
Thanks to those dear friends who checked up on me.
Thanks for visiting.


  1. Linda, I send you my best wishes for the strength that you will need to get through a difficult time. You so generously share your talents and provide inspiration to me. I wish you peace and contentment.

  2. Glad you were able to enjoy time with friends this weekend. Congratulations on the cover photo; you quilts are beautiful. Sending all good thought your way.

  3. So sorry life is throwing you a curve ball. Yes, ups and downs, that's for sure. Your cover quilt is a beauty! Congratulations!!

  4. Wonderful cover quilt - well done! Hope things look brighter soon.
    All the best
    Hilda Every Stitch

  5. I will keep you in my prayers for strength and courage. Take good care of yourself. Congratulations on the cover.

  6. congrats on the cover's beautiful!

    hope there aren't too many ups and downs...just a long road with gentle curves.
    hugs to you.

  7. It sounds like you've been on a journey - hang in there. So glad you have something that brings you joy. And congrats on being in that awesome magazine and making the cover!!!

  8. I'm sending my love to you. I think life is a curve ball and we just have to learn how to cope best with it. I am pleased you had some time away to recharge the batteries and a big CONGRATULATIONS! on making the cover of Quiltmania. xxx

  9. Sorry you're going through troubled times. Praying for strength, courage and wisdom along with obeying God's will is certainly the best you can do! Hoping for peaceful times soon. Congrats on your Quiltmania cover quilt, what an honor! Glad you have close friends to give you support.

  10. I'm so sorry to hear that life has taken a not-so-nice turn for you lately. Hope it is a short spell, and will be much better very soon.
    Your quilt on the cover looks beautiful, and it is fun to share in the success of a blogging friend!

  11. Congratulations on making the cover Linda. How exciting for you.

  12. goodluck with what ever part life is taking you.......

    congrats on the cover.....

  13. Sorry to hear that life has changed direction on you, sometimes it's just one step at a time, regardless of our age. Take care of yourself.
    Congrats on being a cover girl, I'm glad you got to spend some time with your sewing buddies, quilting was my salvation during some tough times.

  14. Sad to hear you are also facing life challenges. Take care of yourself. Last Saturday I received my copy of quilt mania. It was great to see your quilt on the cover as well as the pattern inside. The most amazing realization when looking at the quilt was that I can say I know her :)

  15. The cover looks fabulous with such a wonderful quilt. I have always found much inspiration and enjoyment when visiting your blog and hope life does not throw too many obstacles in your path. Thinking of you in FNQ.

  16. Dear Linda, I send my love to you and hope for you it's soon going better. Congratulations with the cover you made for Quiltmania ! When I saw the cover, I immediately thought of you, so it does'nt suprise me at all that it's from your hand. By the way; my "Aussie" quilttop is finished, so I'm going to quilt it very soon. Check on my blog ! Whish you all the best, hugs from Margreet

  17. Of course I can't remember which 'big' name it was who said that you never get more on your plate then you can chew. I do hope he was right and I wish you all the courage and strenght you need to see if he was.
    And congratulations on making the cover!

  18. Firstly congratulations on making the front cover of Quiltmania.

    Whatever life is going to throw at you remember your family and friends from around the world will be with you that includes me.

    Sending you hugs.
    P.S I take it I didn't win the raffle quilt? How much did you raise?

  19. Congratulations on the cover! You deserve it for all you do.
    Whatever challenges you are facing, I wish you courage and strength!

  20. A Quiltmania cover - what a coup! Congratulations Linda!! I'm certain that you are pinching yourself. And may you find much peace and resolve in dealing with your recent challenges; life is a complicated mix of joy and pain at times, but you always seem to live it to the fullest.

  21. Congratulations for making the cover of Quilt Mania. I hope I see this issue in my local store.
    Take Care.

  22. Wishing you all the very best Linda, take care and lots of hugs. It is very exciting to be on the cover of Quiltmania!!!

  23. Linda ,please take care ,and allow yourself to take the time that will be needed
    I love your quilt on the front,looks great!!!!!!
    Big hug and kisses I send to you from the Netherlands

  24. Congratulations cover girl! Now I must read on to see what has happened to you.

    Happy Sewing

  25. May you find the strength & stamina to get you thru the down times. Wishing you happier times in the days & months ahead.
    How exciting to have your quilt featured on the front cover of the best quilt mag in the world.

  26. Hope things get a bit better each day. Tuck a copy of Quiltmania in your bag and carry it with you so you can change your focus from time to time. Congratulations on making the front cover. Take care.

  27. Congratulations on your Quiltmania cover!! Very exciting and you totally deserve it. I wish I could see your quilt in person but I did enjoy getting a peek at your red and white purchase in Houston last year. So sorry you are facing some challenges right after you put so much into your exhibition. Sending lots of prayers and positive vibes your way. I hope life gives us a chance to meet in person again sometime.

  28. Congratulations on being a Quiltmania cover girl. That is exciting. I hope that you have strength and support from family and friends as you face the challenges ahead.

  29. My thoughts are with you during this challenging time. Congrats on the cover of Quiltmania, the quilt looks gorgeous. On my way out to get a copy. Ann

  30. Wishing you the best and so sorry for you !
    Congratulations for the cover if quilt mania , the picture is great !!
    Have a nice day .

  31. Linda, I think I know how you feel, there's been many challenges with my family too. My mum's health is not good at all, & I've had to face some health challenges of my own.
    Your quilt looks amazing on the cover, I'm a subscriber to Quiltmania so I should recieve my copy soon. I love it when extremely talented Aussies make it in what I call 'global magazines' a big CONGRATULATIONS to you
    And don't forget I knew you before you were famous !

    ps((hugs)) ((hugs)) for U !

  32. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Congratulations on your front cover - it looks amazing! Big hugs xx

  33. I just got my issue yesterday and was so happy to see that!

  34. Firstly, congratulations on being a covergirl!! I recently subscribed and just got my copy in the mail.
    Sorry to hear of the bad times, but I know that sewing is indeed a balm for the soul.
    Take care.


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