my life in the land down under

Two Ears


Yesterday I completed Block #8 of the Made With Love quilt from Wildcraft Farm.

The stitched word on the original pattern was ‘Love’ but as I have already used this on Block #5 (‘Love, Joy, Peace’), I’ve replaced it with ‘Listen’.

I have to admit this is something I personally need to work on. Its important to really listen to the other person – let them have their say and do your best to understand – rather than waiting for them to finish the sentence so you can jump in (or worse, not even waiting, but interrupting). As they say, we have two ears and only one mouth for a reason. Unfortunately my husband reads this blog and will be agreeing wholeheartedly!

Block #8 appliqué and stitchery

Appliquéd flower

Appliquéd hearts

Word for the day

Block #8 – centre part completed

Block #8 with borders

Complete with squaring-up borders

Listen, listen, listen! 🙂

The Quilt Project so far:

1 – Beginnings

2 – Quilting Lesson #1

3 – Attempts at Appliqué

4 – Words

5 – Quilting Lesson #2

6 – Words II – To The Bride & Groom

7 – Appliqué  Again

8 – Quilting Lesson #5 / Words III

9 – Quilting Lesson #6 / Words IV

10 – Out On My Own

11 – Quilt Project – Colour Choices

12 – The Next Step

13 – Slow and Steady (Wins the Race?)

14 – Showing Promise


Author: Janice

Married to a very lucky man (he sometimes agrees), I'm learning to be a better wife, homemaker, & step-mum to two adult children and their other halves. I enjoy thinking, writing, nature, travelling, reading, photography and other creative pursuits, and spending time with friends & family (not necessarily in that order). I work part-time with children & their families. I have too much stuff (working on that) and am not a morning person... that about covers it for now.

7 thoughts on “Two Ears

  1. I work with somebody who has the bad habit of speaking on top of me, frequently – it drives me completely nuts. Good on you for working on your listening. Wish my colleague would do the same. Mind you, I have my own areas to work on, as we all do 🙂

    • Yes, I would find that frustrating! I’m worst at listening when I’m upset and feel the need to defend myself; thankfully, that rarely happens at work. I think the answer for me is to keep calm and not take things personally. Thanks for commenting. 🙂

  2. This looks like an interesting sight for a quilt lover like me. Thanks for visiting my site. I’ll be following your site.

  3. Beautiful work. I absolutely love the word you’ve chosen. Thank you for popping by my own blog. It is greatly appreciated, especially from someone with your talent.

    Thank you,


    • Thanks Naia, but I’m just learning and didn’t think I was particularly talented!
      I also get lots of inspiration from other quilting blogs (which I’ve just started looking at recently) and the two quilt shows I’ve been to so far – some amazing work there!

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