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My friend Melissa made three beautiful quilts for her three kids this Christmas.  Hop on over to her blog and check them out!

She is hosting a linky party for handmade gifts given this holiday season.  I gave two large quilts for Christmas and was very proud of finishing them on time.  I, too, had the “am I crazy?!” moments, especially on Christmas Eve as I was frantically binding.

I know these are repeats from a previous post but I wanted to show how fun it was for me to see them open them and appreciate them.  So worth the hundreds of handstitches in the last-minute binding LOL. 

The first was the scrappy star queen sized quilt for my mom:

Three Reasons

I am thrilled to start a new year.  There are lots of wonderful things to look forward to.  The most important ones are these:

Lately some people have been giving bloggers a hard time about including their “personal” lives on their blogs.  To that I give a big middle finger.  I feel like I have an extended family of friends all over the world because of the intimacy of online friendships.  If people didn’t include personal bits in their online story, I would instead feel like I had an extended professional community around the world.  The difference between professional relationships and true friendships is the personal information we share:  vulnerability, failures in addition to successes, and the most personal reasons why we do the things we do.

These are my Three Reasons.