Lately I see lightning quilts popping up everywhere. On flickr, on blogs, and when I did one of those searches to see what pictures of mine are on Pinterest (which, sadly, I've still not been able to join because I refuse on principle to have a Facebook account. Period.) the pictures that have been pinned the most are of my lightning quilts.
It's nice, and slightly funny to me. The funniness is mostly from how easy they are to make; so easy, in fact, that I almost feel guilty at how quickly they come together. As if a quilt so hastily made must have come about by some sort of cheating. But still. It's a very fun quilt. I particularly like this block arrangement I came across the other day by velvetdog76:
Anyway, all this to say that my first lightning quilt (made for my DQS11 partner) has been featured today over at Generation Q Magazine. Woot! Check it out (and all the other goodies on there, of which there are plenty).
Life around here is slowly settling back into the non-holiday groove, and I find myself getting more and more in the mood to create things for the sake of creating--no deadlines, no worrying if someone else will like or appreciate it--I just want to MAKE and DO and ENJOY. Which goes for a lot of things actually. I want to enjoy time with my kids. I want my workouts to be something fun and not just work. I want to look forward to each week rather than to count down the days till the next weekend. I'm not one for New Year's resolutions, but this is something that I think is a good thing to resolve to do: enjoy life, even on the hard days, even doing mundane chores or cleaning up the fiftieth mess off the kitchen floor. I want my life to be full of joy but that's something that requires work. Work and quite possibly an attitude adjustment. Ha.
Oh, and if all goes according to plan, I will be participating in my first sprint triathlon in June. So there.
What about you all? Any resolutions this year?