Monthly Archives: March 2015

Creating : Hexagon Quilt

English Paper Piecing Hexagon Quilt | www.mikaelabeth.com  I started this hexagon quilt in January 2011 when we had an unplanned extended holiday in Toowoomba with our family due to major floods and not able to drive home. Out of character for myself I didn’t bring enough projects to keep my hands busy for while we were away (I’ve learnt my lesson, always prepared with projects to keep me busy wherever we go). So armed with inspiration from pinterest and my sisters hexagon quilt, I raided my Mum’s fabric stash and started cutting, tacking and sewing together tiny ½” hexagons. English Paper Piecing Hexagon Quilt | www.mikaelabeth.com  These hexagonal shaped pieces of fabric have never been far away, alway got some ready to stitch in my handbag as you just never can tell when you have 5 minutes to fill (although they seem to be getting few and far between now with a busy baby to occupy those moments).English Paper Piecing Hexagon Quilt | www.mikaelabeth.com  So far I have made 40 hexagon flowers with a white border and 43 without, that’s a total of 2,297 individual ½” hexagons hand stitched together. I haven’t decided what size I’m going to make the finished quilt yet, at the moment I’m thinking a queen bed topper would be nice, but until then I’ll just keep making little hexagons. English Paper Piecing Hexagon Quilt | www.mikaelabeth.com  English Paper Piecing Hexagon Quilt | www.mikaelabeth.com

Ups and downs

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Everything occurs in cycles. In times of perceived prosperity, you’ll feel elated, optimistic, and complacent, and you’ll tend to focus on lower priorities. You’ll commonly stop doing the things that brought you there, and the demand for your product or time will drop off while your supply goes up. In times of perceived austerity, you’ll feel depressed, pessimistic, and impatient. Then you’ll become creative, go back to the basics, and act purposefully once again. As your demand goes back up and your supply goes down, you return to the prosperity side of the cycle. It’s a circle, and money dips are an essential part of it until you develop discipline. So embrace the cycle—the ups and downs—but moderate them. When you start to feel prosperous and elated, that’s the time to get back on focus. When you’re at your peak, do what you’d normally do at your bottom. When you’re at your bottom, do what you’d normally do at your peak. When you’re up, act as if you were down; and when you’re down, act as if you were up. Neutralize the swings and keep growing. – Dr John Demartini