I’ve been tossing and turning at night. Losing sleep (seriously). I promised to post photos from all you mystery quilt sleuths who have been so thoughtful and taken the time to email or send me photos of your finished tops and/or quilts. You’ve all been really terrific about sending the files to me, and the quilts are all gorgeous! I’ve admired each and every one. They give me warm fuzzies all over. I can’t wait to share them with you all.
But there is an itty, bitty problem. Ok, not so itty bitty.
The reason I’ve been up at night is because as time passed and I sorted through throngs of daily inbox email, I (oops!) lost track of some of the information — important stuff, such as the name of the maker and which quilt belongs to whom. (I hope my high school English teacher or my AQS editor, Linda, aren’t reading this because I’m sure they’d have a real issue with my grammar structure in that last sentence. Yikes…)
As the photo attachments would arrive in my inbox, I thought I was doing a good job of gathering information and “filing” it in my folders for use later on. But this past week as I tried to put this blog post together, I realized there are some photos I simply can’t find in my electronic file folders. Missing. Vanished. Gone. Or at least hiding really well. Filed somewhere in that great cyberspace……well, space. And some of the files proved to be too large to upload to the blog. I lost track of the names on a few of them. The perfectionist in me is just having a cow right now because I so sincerely want to give proper credit where credit is due! But rather than list the names of some and leave others out, I opted to show the quilts below without identification. Let these gorgeous creations speak for themselves says I.
Today is a new day. The sun is up and shining brightly. And there’s something niggling in my brain telling me that life is sometimes messy and chaotic. It’s OK to goof up. Happens to the best of us, right? As our pastor told us in church yesterday, our lives are but a “breath” in the scheme of the God’s timing. So, I’m letting go of holding on to my perfectionist ways. (Well, at least when it comes to this virtual quilt show. But the concept is good for other areas of my life, too. I get it.)
I want each and every one of you to know I appreciate you taking the time to send me photos of your quilts — they are bright spots of happiness in my email inbox each time I receive one. I promise to do a better job of keeping track of names and quilts from now on. I hope you’ll forgive me for not listing the maker’s name with each quilt. And if you did send me a photo and it’s not posted, well then….would you consider sending it to me again? I’ll get it up on this blog posting quick as can be. In the meantime, enjoy the eye candy and appreciate all the love and care each maker put into her quilt. Each quilt is a thing of beauty, a joy forever, and a timeless creation of love!