Before heading to bed the other night I took a look at this adorable quilted place mat of Amber's, and then the accompanying One Shabby Chick blog post.

celebrate wall hanging
I then went to sleep and had one of the very worst dreams I've ever had. The kind you *must* wake up from, but at the same time hate that you did wake up because now you'll remember the dream. I woke up, thankfully, and could easily tell you the majority of the creepy sad dream, but of course I know full well it was just a dream and has no basis in reality ... so no worries.

As I drifted back to sleep I started thinking/dreaming about making a wall hanging for a blank wall in my family room ... and what I dreamed of making was sort of similar to Amber's, but with the word "Celebrate" and a bird in the bottom right corner. I also dreamed of making a table runner for the dining room based on this mini quilt that I made for a swap in the fall of 2008 .. that's a post for another day.

celebrate wall hanging

I was so excited to wake up in the morning projects beckoning (because some dreams are meant to come true, right?)! And totally excited to try some new sewing techniques and ideas.

celebrate wall hanging

This little quilt / wall hanging was so much fun to make and it's exactly what I was hoping it would be - bright, happy, cheery, fun and simple.

Why "celebrate"? I honestly have no idea but there's so much to celebrate - life, family, love, just being - that I can't think of a more perfect word to have on the family room wall. Had I been given a choice I'd have chosen "love" or "family" or "believe" ... all of which are wonderful choices, but "celebrate" is, right now, quite perfect.

"Dream on it. Let your mind take you to places you would like to go, and then think about it and plan it and celebrate the possibilities. And don't listen to anyone who doesn't know how to dream." - Liza Minnelli

celebrate wall hanging ... with my "helper"
Some helper, huh? As always, he assumes the responsibility of "quilt comfort tester".

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2 Comment

  1. it's so cute - hope my blog post did not contribute in any way to your bad dream!! Love the doll quilt and praying you only have good dreams - I hate those bad ones that feel so real!

  2. Oh no Amber, it didn't contribute in any way to the bad dream! That was just a random stress related one. Thanks.