This is either my last finish of 2014 or my first finish of 2015, you pick! This is for my grandson who is due in March. My daughter, Caitlin's pregnancy is flying by.... easy for me to say.
Here's the back. I just did simple allover quilting on it because I am hoping this is loved and dragged around the house.
I also made some sweet little bibs. I made the plaid one because her husband Jim is mad about plaid! I am not worried about showing these ahead of time because she doesn't read my blog. Her shower is coming up soon and I am excited for her to see these.
|Birthday present from my husband|
I was shocked, horrified and deeply saddened when I read some statistics about books and reading on a blog called Flea Chic. You can click on it or I will summarize....it will make you want to cry!
33% of high school graduates never read another book the rest of their lives
42% of college graduates never read another book after college (this is really shocking!)
57% of new books are not read to completion
70% of adults in the US have not been in a bookstore in the last 5 years (maybe because of Amazon?)
80% of US families did not read or buy a book last year (I am hopeful they went to the library for the last part)
This one I love ....reading one hour per day in your chosen field will make you an international expert in 7 years! I will declare myself an international quilting expert! Chuckle chuckle....
Seriously though, this is a pretty sad state of affairs, has our short attention span gotten this bad? I recently had someone (an adult) tell me there was a certain book they wouldn't read because it was over 300 pages long! If it's a good book I want it to be 700 pages long or longer! Oh this is very disheartening.
So a few weeks ago I had lunch with my friend Judie, we talked about all sorts of things and nothing at all. One of the things we did talk about that I want to share with you is, let's make 2015 a year in which we are nice to ourselves. Not just every once in a while but every single day. It can be extravagant or simple but just 1 thing every day. Maybe it's 15 minutes of sewing, taking time to do that workout because you are doing for everyone else, buying that cute pair of earrings in Target that don't cost a lot but make you happy to wear, or to make me happy, READ A BOOK!
So think about it. I am going to occasionally tell you what I did that day and would love to hear what you are doing. Today I gave myself a little squirt of perfume after my shower and think I will be doing that every day, what am I saving it for?