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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Come On, Get Happy!

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a book by Gretchen Rubin.

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the start of a happy quilt by me.

I started reading this book, and then started sewing this quilt - and I can see there is a connection. The book is about finding happy. Just that, happy. We can all be a little happier - me being no exception. The book is a guide to bringing more simple joy into your life - and there is a blog for more motivation too. My April resolutions started with ::

1. listening to less angry music
2. more walking

Sounds pretty simple right?

I started quilting along with a quilt along, and realized that my blocks have little in the way of method, but lots in the way of fun - the colors and prints make me feel good - because I have been feeling good. Darling Heather Ross prints in the middle of shiny, happy strips. I am hopeful that working on this quilt will float me merrily into warm weather - til then I will focus on other ways to keep "happy "going - like walking and giving up heavy metal. How about you?

12 Comments:

Blogger bockstark.knits said...

that quilt is so awesome!!! you are multi-talented!

4:41 AM  
Blogger amberlee said...

Those blocks are happy indeed! I'll have to check out this book. Let's see I think I could stand to listen to a bit less news and walk more as well. And go to bed earlier!

8:04 AM  
Blogger Kari said...

I love your quilt. I guess I need to add another pattern to my to do list.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Hilary said...

I've just started reading that book, too! I've read the author's blog for some time and one of my favorite pieces of advice she's given is to act how you want to feel. Smile and act cheerful to others, and you'll start to feel happy! Totally works.

I love your quilt! It *is* happy!

10:04 AM  
Blogger mle said...

Your quilt is coming along so nicely! I really need to get my hands on some of that Munki Munki!

1:23 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

The book sounds neat, and the squares look wonderfully cheerful and happy!

3:31 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

Such a simple yet awesome concept. More and more, I find myself being drawn to the upbeat and cutting the negative out of my life.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

happy is good!

1:04 AM  
Blogger t does wool said...

what a great quilt that will be...love the fabrics you have chosen~~

5:02 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Oh my happy!! Just love the quilt! And now have to check out the book and blog too!

12:38 AM  
Blogger Marit said...

Lovely quilt blocks ; ) Playing with my Heater Ross and Munki Munki makes me pretty happy too...
Have fun finishing this one!

2:51 PM  
OpenID lulubloom said...

Wow, I love how your quilt as you go quilt is coming along. It's perfect.

I do hope that it brings you some happiness... I can't imagine having to cope with what you have going on. Sending you lots of positive thoughts.

8:21 PM  

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