Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday ReFraming

Reframing is a way of viewing and experiencing events, ideas, concepts and emotions to find more positive alternatives.
This is what my weekend consisted of. Last Friday we found out one of our employees was going to be gone this week, when you only have 5 to start with, you really miss one! I'm the fill-in. I wasn't happy about it. I had fun plans for this week. Then we left for the weekend, unplugged and rested and hiked and played cards and chilled. 
 This isn't much of a view but we were at 5700'. 
 We thought we were going to a campground, but it wasn't. Only a makeshift hunting spot. Very beautiful, right by a little creek.
We were surrounded by amazing old ponderosa pine trees. Nothing like getting perspective.
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I came home to find the sweet little basket block on the right in my mail from Roxanne. It was precious. Thank you Roxanne.

 I went to add it to the other one she had mailed to me awhile back and it had this lovely reminder on it from JuliAnn.
I don't want life's curves to make me grumpy. I want to accept them with grace and love and move forward in a more gentle way. (nobody will ever accuse me of being gentle!) This is what life is giving me for now.

Here is my little quilt I stitched on this weekend. (I now have the binding attached) 
I added this later to my post. It is complete!



Here is a little kit for one of my blog readers. Everything is included except the binding. It is just a reminder for me that we need to be kind, gentle, accepting and loving of one another.

Leave a comment with your best quilt name for the little quilt and I'll post a winner next Monday.

Have a lovely and gentle week.

70 comments:

  1. Call it Gentlework or Serena to remind you of your resolve to move forward in a gentle way.

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  2. Call it "Simply Square". As always thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.
    Janet mudd4chewee@gmail.com

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  3. "Peace Through Piecing", "Peace By Quilting", "Past, Present, Future", "Humble Peace"--love that kit......

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  4. Vintage Love. I love your colors. It is pure and simple.

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  5. Perspective.

    I love your photos looking up into the trees . . . and how we respond is SO much a matter of perspective (which is fragile and so easy to lose on bad/busy/frustrating days).

    Also like ReFraming as a name for the quilt.

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  6. After seeing that gorgeous ponderosa and then your little quilt, Shimmering Light, or The Light on High comes to mind.

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  7. I have been up this morning, doing some reading and thinking about how to hold on to those moments of peace and pause that have come this summer. So easy to get pulled off course when life jumbles up. I keep thinking about what you said this summer - we need to hold on to love in all things. Hope your week goes well.

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  8. First of all...thank you Lori !
    And I will call it "Gentle Lori"... because it's from you quite simply !

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  9. Why "Reframing" of course! Looks like you had a wonderful, peaceful weekend. Hang on to those memories.

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  10. Love your camping spot. I would name the little quilt "Ponderosa 9Patch". Hugs

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  11. "Perspective"... I love the little quilt, and the wonderful pictures of your camping spot and hike. Whenever you see it, it will bring back wonderful memories! Thanks for sharing!.

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  12. Wonderful post!
    "Life in Pieces!" ...in a good way!

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  13. Wonderful post!
    "Life in Pieces!" ...in a good way!

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  14. Thanks for this post, Lori. I'm going through a bit of a challenging time myself. Your comment about not wanting life's curves make you grumpy really spoke to me. Thanks for the reminder.

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  15. Your camping was a beautiful respite after a stressful week. Thank you for sharing the perspective. And my name suggestions is "It's the Little Things..."

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  16. Love that basket block! Your little nine patch quilt is a nice size project to work on when time is short. I am sorry that you have to work when fun was planned. That's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes.

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  17. Such a timely post for me Lori. Our town just had a "Random Act of Kindness Day" on Sunday and the outpouring of kindness was amazing. I treasure my blogging friends and thanks to you I will try to be gentler and sweeter today (not easy on a Monday in the boatyard!). I adore your little quilt!

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  18. A little grace. Thanks for the uplifting post on this Monday morning!

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  19. How about a play on words. . .instead of "pieces of mine" you could call it "pieces of nine".

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  20. Sweet Memories; your quilt is beautiful and I like the quilt kit that you made.
    Thanks for your post this morning,
    Carole
    cyeon at videotron dot ca

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  21. Your little quilt is adorable. As a reminder to be kind, gentle, accepting and loving, I would name it "Benevolence."

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  22. Your lovely ninepatch reflects the natural environment you shared in your weekend photos. I could almost smell the evergreens. How about "Naturally Nines" for a name. Thanks for the chance to win. Ninepatches are a favorite of mine.

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  23. "Acceptance" was the name that came to mind.
    I love the thoughts in this post. You are very wise, my friend.
    Sorry your plans have to be canceled.
    Would love to win the little kit from you--you know me and "little". : )

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  24. Hi Lori. "Living with Grace" something I've been struggling with. I've been trying real hard to learn to go with the flow and not let things that I can't control, ruffle my feathers. I want more peace in my life and I think grace is a way.

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  25. How about 9 to 5? The usual work hours which we diligently fulfil so we can make little'll e quilts with five nine patches?

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  26. There have been some great name suggestions! I'd just call it "Gentleness" from your reminder to be kinder and gentler in life; we all need that reminder. Your weekend looked to be simply lovely and relaxing; I can almost smell that wonderful Central Oregon air!

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  27. Thanks for your gentle reminder to keep working at being the better me. My plans for fun got cancelled twice this summer. I handle one of them gracefully. Don't put me in the drawing - I'm taking today off to make an attempt at cleaning out some old project and tidying up so nothing new is permitted to cross the threshold. Thanks for the break and the pretty pictures.

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  28. I would call your little quilt "Grace". I love your photos, the outdoors looks so serene.

    Counting one's blessings can help a person ''reframe''...a loving husband with whom you share a business that is successful, a job where you are needed and wanted, your lovely trips this summer, and of course all your internet friends who love you! But of course, staying home and quilting sounds really fun too!

    love

    lizzy

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  29. Your post has been my MMM ( Monday Mornings Meanings), I need to remind myself to take the life in a simple way and in everything do the best I can.
    Gentle soul is my name for your cute quilt! Thank you for the giveaway.
    Rina, in Italy.

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  30. I don't know why but the word "Rendezvous" came to mind. Like looking forward to meeting someone special.

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  31. Fall Splendour, since we're nearing that time of year and there are so many browns and golds in your sweet little quilt.

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  32. Just lovely, I'd call it Bittersweet.

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  33. Lori,
    I love the "Pieces of Nine" (sherry) and want to add "Camping Time in 9. ". We HAD a camper, I hit my head to many times, Kudos to you and Hubby that you can cohabit in a camper, and with 2 dogs!! Beautiful Pictures.

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  34. Thanks for this reminder. I struggle with this and yet I know is so messed and fortunate. Lucky person who names your new piece.

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  35. Reframed would be lovely or Reclaimed Nines, something along those lines.

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  36. 9-patch wonder. I love camp sites like that. It's been too long since we have camped and we are thinking about selling our 5th wheel. At this point we would kind of like to have a truck camper again - they are great for going anywhere. But don't know if we will or not - our camping days might be over, sadly.

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  37. what about "This and That" Your handquilting stitches add lovely texture to it to go with those wonderful fabrics. A sweet little quilt :0)

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  38. I see Muddy Waters with the browns and blues. Don't mean to dampen the good vibes you are trying to muster up today. Need those too to navigate those muddy waters. Hope you have the most fantastic week!

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  39. Noughts and Crosses for your little quilt. Great quilt.

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  40. no comment for a quilt name. only understanding offered. i too struggle with living a life worthy. i fail. i fall flat on my face. with Grace we are lifted up. grumpily off to work tomorrow, day 2 post lovely Alaskan cruise with family. :)

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  41. Homespun this popped into my head so I'm going with it. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  42. Your pics make me want to go to the mountains again!! But family issues are keeping us close to home. Glad you got away a bit. Hmmm--names are difficult. I'll copy George Harrison and call it Arthur.

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  43. Unplanned and unplugged sounds great. A name...I'd say, "9's and patches" Have a great week!

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  44. Very lovely little quilt, as for the name, I will named it gem9 ;)

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  45. Friendships matters
    Thanks, Dee

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  46. "Jumnbled" is what I'd call it....mixed feelings of gentleness and the opposite...not quite there but working on it. Thanks for your honesty.

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  47. Reflection... Thank you, Love your Blog

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  48. Thank you for this thoughtful and honest post--I struggle with this too. It was a great idea to go camping! There were so many things you probably thought you should work on at home but getting away together was the best medicine. My little quilt name might be "Pines & Nines" though I liked several of the ones above better than that! The binding color change is wonderful! Glad you liked the new block--Barb Vedder inspired it. Have a wonderful week with unexpected blessings!

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  49. Crossroads with rest stops. Love it.

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  50. Sew glad you got a respite and green vistas.
    Your blog is most fun maybe " Luv my 9 Fiber Antiques"
    Thanks for you energies and inspirations.

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  51. Ponderosa Nines

    This is very vintage and a "make it do with what you have". Happy quilt

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  52. Lori, I always admire your fabric choices. Thank you for all of the inspiration that you provide with your blog!

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  53. Inspiring words for today! Thanks Lori. How about "Gentle Nines"? Love your little and your generosity.

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  54. Your quilt is beautiful and endearing! How about "Whispering Pines", in memory of your weekend?

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  55. Lovely sentiments from a lovely lady. Call it "Grace." Hope you have a peaceful and pieceful week!

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  56. Beautiful little quilt with so many tender sentiments. I'd call it "Suave Amigos" which means "Gentle Friends" in Spanish.

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  57. Just ...Simple,because I doesn`t have to be always so difficult and a lot of work to be gorgeous.
    It is in the small things.

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  58. My name suggestion for your little quilt is "Thinking of You". I am sure every time you see it, you will think of your friend!

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  59. What a lovely way to chill.. in nature, surrounded by those gorgeous towering trees;
    and a lovely surprise to greet you (on your return home), from a caring friend.
    My name suggestion for the quilt is 'Sugar & Spice' :))

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  60. good words! I am on the same way...

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  61. Potpourri ... a little bit of everything! I especially love the two-fabric binding.

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