The Free Motion Quilting Project: Oh Thank Cuteness

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Oh Thank Cuteness

Jake over at Generation Q has started a...well..what do you call it? Blog initiative? Post trend? Whatever it's called it's a series of posts focused on being thankful, and particularly dedicated to the cuteness of our lives. Here's the initial post just in case you'd like to write up a cutie post and share it with everyone too.

free motion quilting | Leah DayWhen it comes time to sit down to my Thanksgiving meal, I know I'm most grateful for my wonderful family.

I'm most thankful for my wonderful husband. He's my mentor, my counselor, my business partner, my shipping manager, my customer service personnel, my IT tech, my lover, my everything.

Working in the same office, sitting no more than 10 feet from each other all day EVERY day which isn't easy, but I can't imagine my life any other way. Josh and I weren't made for the 9 to 5 job. We aren't designed to have a boss or be a boss in a traditional way, so the luck of finding each other and seeing our potential cup overflows with thankfulness.

free motion quilting | Leah DayOf course, without Josh I would never have had James, my terrific kid. Super chatty, irresistibly sociable, full of energy, he is the starter of our conversations now. "Hey! This is Leah Day and Josh Day and I'm James Day, 4 and a half."

Everyone knows our names now. Everyone. Grocery store baggers, every waiter or waitress that comes to our table, even the post office clerks!

I'm constantly wishing for a video camera in my hand to capture his cutest moments. When he was around 2 he'd climb up on your lap, rub your cheek, touch your upper lip and lower lip and say "Beard. Mustache. Soul patch." It didn't matter whether you were a guy or a girl, everyone in James's book had a a beard, mustache, and soul patch!

free motion quilting | Leah DaySometimes we wonder how two severely introverted people could create such an extroverted child.

Watching James has taught me so many things: how to play and laugh at nothing and let go, let go, let go. How to stop worrying about what everyone else thinks and just have fun, even if it's walking down the isles of a grocery store.

I'm so incredibly thankful for my family. So happy they are apart of my life, so grateful to be apart of theirs.

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. Loved your "thankful" blog post, Leah. You do, indeed, have lots to be thankful for. I enjoy reading your blog posts and following along with your Free Motion Quilting Project (even if I don't always comment). I was able to purchase your 2 books here in Calgary and refer to them frequently. Keep creating and blogging. BTW, I use Safari (I'm a Mac lover) as my internet browser and don't have any issues.

  2. It is so true that we get a second chance at childhood when we have a child. When I was young, I was very shy, and I missed out on a lot because of it. After walking for 11 years beside my son - I'm not shy anymore, and I do stop to watch the bugs on the sidewalk - a boy's equal to smelling the roses !

  3. LOve it the way you tell your thanks to the universe...Love and Blessings


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