What is a fairy tale?
"A story in which improbable events lead to a happy ending."
Thanks to Joan at MooseStash Quilting for organizing this Fairy Tale Blog Hop. I have been inspired by seeing all my quilting friends' fairy tale projects.
As a special thank you for those who visit, I am offering a free downloadable and printable fairy tales themed quilt planner and journal in PDF format. It will be available for free all summer long...if you know where to find it. You can find the link to it here hosted on my other blog about adding Disney magic to everyday life. This quilt planner and journal was created specially for this blog hop!
Me, Disney and Fairy Tales
One thing you need to know about me is that I am a huge Disney fan! If you have followed me for very long, this is not a surprise.
I am a huge Disney fan because I realize that sometimes we have to go through difficult times before we reach our happy ending. And Disney inspires me to keep moving forward through the tough times because the reward is coming. And once I've got that reward, more adventures come along to challenge me...leading to another magical ending.
Life seems to be one fairy tale after another after another after another. And I keep moving forward so I can see what's waiting for me at the end of each chapter. Life is not perfect...and that's okay because there are always good things to balance the difficult.
Quilting Fairy Tales
I realize that many of my quilting and other projects also mirror the definition of a fairy tale. So many times am I working on a project and something doesn't go quite right. I cut some fabric incorrectly and need to rethink the design. Or maybe the colors I chose don't quite work together, so I need to make some substitutions. But once the process is finished, the final project is just what was needed for someone at just the right time.
I've pulled together some pictures of my Disney projects for the Fairy Tale Blog Hop.
A Few Other Fairy Tale Projects
Fairy Tale Blog Hop Blogs
Monday (June 21st):
- Creatin' in the Sticks
- Samelia's Mum
- Kathleen McMusing
- Becky's Adventurers in Quilting and Traveling
- Vrooman's Quilts
- Food for Thought
Tuesday (June 22nd):
- Just Let Me Quilt
- Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
- Just Because Quilts
- Domestic Felicity
Thursday (June 24th):
Friday (June 25th):
As I mentioned before, I truly think that this journey of life is like a series of fairy tales. For each chapter of difficulties and challenge, we often get rewarded by our next happy ending. Then we are hit again with more challenges and adventures...and then hopefully another happy ending (no matter how brief it may be). I live for those happy times and fairy tales.
Each quilt finish, to me, is like a mini fairy tale ending. I enjoy seeing how fabrics and shapes have come together to create something that will give comfort to someone...and hopefully make them smile each time they use it.
May life be a never-ending fairy tale to all my quilting and stitching friends! Thanks for joining me!
Have a magical day!
P.S. Don't forget to download the free printable PDF fairy tales themed quilt journal and planner! Just click on the picture below for more information.