Back in August Moda started a year long Frivol program. Surely you have heard of them by now. There are 3 months left. Still plenty of time to collect!
I was honored to have my first line, Eliza's Indigo, selected for Frivol 3. A super cute tin, which holds fabric, two patterns, a pocket notebook and a quote.
Different Frivols have different goodies inside, a good reason to collect! I have now opened 2, One I keep pristine and the other I'll be packing with little sewing necessities,
This is the cute extra 'maker' block.
The pattern for it is on the other side of the card. The card that says...
I love quotes. This one has spoken to me since May of 2000. Why then? My daughter Rachel, quoted these words in her salutatorian speech. Along with a few other quotes, she eloquently spoke that evening, held our attention and left all the moms in the stadium without a dry eye. Of course her focus was on leaving the familiarity of high school and going away to college, starting a journey toward adulthood and a career.
Just two years later, those words came back to mind as I was diagnosed with breast cancer. "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Since then I've applied it to everything and certainly my journeys...treatment, quilting, caring for my parents and more.
Whether a physical journey, or a spiritual journey, there is always a first step. Without that step, we stand still. When we stand still we don't grow, we don't experience, and we don't have fun. So we need more frivolity! More antique quilts to buy! More fabric, more brown transferware or blue or wooden boxes and carriers or TINS,,, Collecting make me happy.
Need to start a journey, or are you one one? So my advice: take a deep breath and take that step. There is always something to be learned. And maybe have some fun along the way. Journeys take different paths and don't have a time limit either. Nor, a set course.
This was in the doctors office yesterday. Routine bloodwork. They have a nice inspiration board... full of quotes!
Be inspired. Be brave. Try something new. There is always a new quilt make!!! and fabric to collect!!!
My friend Annette posted this on Instagram, and I reposted. She made the little quilt pattern in my tin. So cute!
Most everything I do has a purpose. A reason.
There is frivolity in playing with my granddaughter.
Madison and Minnie Mouse, and boxes from United Notions in the background. LOL. In our pajamas, most of the day. Totally Frivolous!
When was the last time you did something just for fun? Tell me a frivolity of yours in a comment, or simply a comment on this post and I'll send a Frivol to a lucky winner, or two, or three. Chances to win end at midnight Monday April 11 Texas time.
Visit other Moda designers, Minick and Simpson, Brenda Riddle, American Jane, just to name a few, as we celebrate Frivols. You will see postings on Instagram and Facebook too. Look for hastags. #modafrivolousfriday and #modafrivols
Until next time~