The Saddest Day of the Year

I have always felt that February 1 is one of the saddest days of the year. It is not because of the loss of a family member or big disaster or even a personal disappointment. The reason is that January is over.

Yes, January is smack in the middle of winter. Yes, January is often bitterly cold, rain soaked and covered in ice. Still, I love January. Not only is my birthday in January (how could I not like that??), but January holds lots of hope and promise for the coming year.

Then we get to February. February is still cold, bitterly cold and, hopefully, rain soaked, but the bloom is off the rose a bit in terms of the New Year. People have stopped going to the gym, started eating cookies and aren’t calling their mothers every week as they resolved.

So, what to do? I am posting a pic that I hope is inspirational to you. I saw those chairs on the retreat and just had to photograph them. After I cropped them, I wondered if I should use them as a banner. They have nothing to do with quiltmaking,but are very cheerful.

I am also making some changes to the blog, which I will describe in another Housekeeping post. Mainly, I am going to try to get back to posting more relevant quilt information more often.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

3 thoughts on “The Saddest Day of the Year”

  1. Yes, they would make an excellent banner for your blog, try it out! They are very similar structurally to the types of quilts you make, I think.

  2. I redid my blog about a year ago. I took out 99% of the comments that related to family or how I was feeling or “life schtuff.”

    I like looking at blogs for creative ideas, as you well know…I steal…um, borrow! some from you often. 😀 I’d like to think that some folks might be inspired by my blog too.

    Since inspiration and purdy colors and quilts and quilt related news and crafty ideas are what interests me most, that is what I want to provide to those who read my blog.

    I am not sure if that is what you’re going to try to do more on yours…I am just talking out loud to you, in order to hear myself think. hehehehehe

  3. I like reading about the quilting challenges, lessons learned, and getting inspiration from seeing pictures of what others have done. I am trying to do this in my blog. I have made one recent exception and put in one life related item but mostly I write about quilting.

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