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Life is Hard

Life is Hard

LIFE IS HARD
©2015 Karen de la Durantaye

Stats
Size: 67.5” x 61.5” ~ Quilt
Techniques: Quilt First ~ Applique ~ Exposed Seams ~ Self-Binding
Number of Blocks: 56 • Number of Different Fonts Used: 31 • Time to Create: 153 hours
Began: 7-7-2014 ~ Completed: 3-25-2015

 

I had the idea for this quilt long before I got the chance to create it.  I began by making a list of some of the things that help me carry on, especially when the going gets tough.  I was amazed at how long the list became & that I was still adding to it all the way up to the completion of the quilt & beyond.  I have come to realize that it is a list without end, a list of much variety, from the utmost degree of seriousness to the seemingly impracticality of silliness.  Until I  created this quilt I never gave much thought to what it takes to live life. Life is hard, living takes...

MY LIST
Courage ~ Hope ~ Dreams ~ Grace ~ An Intimate Relationship With God ~ Patience ~ Resolve ~ Family ~ Love ~ Lots of Hugs ~ Perseverance ~ Laughter ~ Skill ~ Imagination ~ Wisdom ~ Determination ~ Trust ~ A Refuge in Which to Rest ~ Faith ~ A Rock to Stand On ~ Forgiveness ~ Mercy ~ Belief in Something ~ Determination ~ A Relentless Pursuit of God ~ Lots of Practice ~ A Nice Glass of Wine ~ A Sense of Wonder ~ Art ~ The Willingness to Surrender ~ The Need to Carry On ~ Positive Thinking ~ Heart ~ Encouragement ~ A Significant Other ~ A Hand to Hold ~ A Soft Place to Fall ~ A Sense of Adventure ~ All I Got ~ Compassion ~ Community ~ A  Helping Hand ~ Happy Places & Friendly Faces ~ A Smile  ~ Robust Enthusiasm ~ A Leap of Faith ~ Someone Who Understands ~ Someone to Listen ~ Unconditional Love ~ Divine Intervention ~ Quiet Contemplation ~ The Ability to Keep on Truckin’ ~ Reconciliation ~ Good Music ~ The Beauty of Nature~ Familiar Faces ~ Acceptance ~ Four-Legged Friends ~ Someone Who Cares ~ Loyal Companions ~ The Holy Spirit ~ Shelter From the Storm ~ Rainbows After the Storm ~ Lake Michigan Sunsets ~ Silly Sayings ~ Someone to Walk With ~ Quiet Places to Pray ~ The Willingness to Change ~ Love for Self ~ Love for Others ~ Knowing You Will be Okay ~ All of Me ~ Impossible Dreams ~ Instinct ~ Trusting My Intuition ~ Kindness ~ Gratitude ~ A Wonder of It All ~ An Appreciation of Simply Being ~ Being Myself ~ Funny Faces ~ Anything Chocolate ~ Sunny Days ~ Rainy Days ~ Corny Jokes ~ All My Strength ~ Discovery ~ A Sense That All is Well in the World ~ Playtime ~ Work ~ Moments to Treasure ~ A Sense of Humor ~ A Lifetime ~ A Slice of Cherry Pie ~ A Home Cooked Meal ~ Coloring Outside the Lines ~ A Deep Breathe ~ Getting Your Hands Dirty ~ All the Colors in the Crayon Box ~ Knowing Who I Am ~ A Pencil With a Big Eraser ~ Admitting I’m Wrong ~ A Purpose ~ Less Talk & More Listening ~ Saying I’m Sorry ~ Accepting an Apology ~ Setting Boundaries ~ Tearing Down Fences ~ Facing My Issues ~ A Life Preserver ~ Wearing a Seat Belt ~ Creating “Me” Time ~ Lots of Fabric & Thread ~ A Good Sewing Machine ~ Mud Pies ~ A Saving Grace ~ Lunch With a Good Friend ~ Lots of  Therapy ~ Unending “I Love You(s)” ~  An Unshakable Faith ~ A Soothing Cup of Tea ~ A Sincere Heart ~ Some Serious Silliness ~ A Firm Hand ~ A Gentle Touch ~ Wide Open Spaces ~ Focus ~ A Power Far Greater Than Mine ~ An Open Mind ~ Guts ~ Harmony ~ Common Sense ~ Respect ~ Some Soul Searching ~ Passion ~ Conviction ~ Resolve ~ Motivation ~ Resilience ~ Nourishment ~ Leaving the Past ~ Embracing the Future ~ Plenty of Rest ~ Less Talking & More Walking ~ Commitment ~ Pristine Wilderness ~ Looking Beyond Myself ~ The Universe ~ Jesus

Soli Deo Gloria

 

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