Showers of Blessing

No, it's not raining here at the moment and yes, I feel I have been showered with so many blessings - a wonderful husband and family, living in a little bit of paradise, and time to indulge my stitching passions - to name a few.

However, "Showers of Blessing" is the name of my latest design to be released. It's in the wonderful Country Threads magazine, Vol 12 Issue 12.




As a child, I always loved umbrellas and dreamed of the day when I would own my own pretty one and not have to wear a dull not-very-flattering raincoat.  My mother, on the other hand, thought they were such a nuisance, a hindrance and quite possibly a dangerous weapon!  Her feelings didn't pass down to me and so this mini quilt indulges my passion for the umbrella!


Of course, the title does have a double meaning and the wording on the blocks remind me of all the wonderful blessings we have received.


It's a bit hard to pick which block is my favourite but I do love the umbrella on this one:


It will be easy to find the issue of Country Threads as my project is on the front cover!!!


And I've had some extra special blessings this week.  My new computer arrived!  I was dreading setting up e-mails, internet, networks, and learning a new operating system.  However, it has been relatively painless, is all operating beautifully, and it's happily talking to its fellow computers in our home and to the web. Even my super old programme that I use for designing my templates worked first time without a hitch!  Just love the new technology!

It's also been a week for catching up with some friends from way back.  Some came to visit, another phoned, and another sent an e-mail - all lovely people who have been a blessing to us in the past.  It is so wonderful to have great friends!

I hope you too can count some of your blessings this week.

Happy stitching!
Val

16 comments:

Vickie said...

Another gorgeous design Val, well done..your umbrellas are so cute, cheers Vickie

quilterliz said...

G'day Val. That quilt is just beautiful. I love Country Threads magazine. It is one of my favorites. I will eagerly await it to see your pattern. It looks stunning. I am thinking of getting a new computer and dread all the setup involved. Take care.Liz...

StitchinByTheLake said...

Val I love this pattern - the umbrellas are so sweet and the colors are perfect. I don't often find that magazine here but I'll be on the lookout for it this week and maybe I'll be lucky enough to run across it. If not, perhaps I'll find it on the web. Congratulations on a wonderful new pattern! blessings, marlene

grammajudyb said...

I love your new mini quilt. Hope I can find a copy of the magazine here in Wyoming. I'm sure gonna try.

Teresa in Music City said...

Congratulations on the new design - it is just lovely! There is just something delightful about walking in a light rain under an umbrella - a feeling of being protected, provided for... reminds me of what God does for us of course, as it obviously does you too :*)

Sewing Momma said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful pattern. Enjoy your blessings.

Allie said...

*SWOON* Oh Val this is so so lovely - how I wish I could get that magazine here! The seashore block is my favorite, but it sure is hard to pick, they are just gorgeous.

I'm so glad your new computer is being friendly to you - they can be so intimidating, lol!

Corina said...

It looks great!

Christine M said...

Your umbrella quilt is gorgeous Val. I've just finished reading my copy of Country Threads and it was my favourite in the magazine.

Linda said...

Blessings abound! Your design skills are definitely a blessing. Such a pretty project. Congratulations!

Susan said...

All so lovely!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Just a wonderful quilt!

desertskyquilts said...

So glad the computer is working well, and all your favorite programs still work on it! Love that quilt! I will be looking for the magazine at the store this week.

Michelle May said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations! I looooooooooove it! Will have to get a copy of the magazine!

Jude said...

My twin GD`s would love that quilt as they are mad about umbrellas.

CĂ©line said...

Congrualations, i love your job.