February has always been a special month for me. (It's my birthday month!) And for all of us, February is the time of year to celebrate the special loves in our lives.
For this new February, I am introducing a series of "Little Quilties". For February, for love, for you to celebrate with me this special month.
There will be a new Little Quilty every month. You might have caught a peek at other little quilties if you have followed my Facebook and Instagram Pages. You can count on these social media sites and the Bareroots website getting filled up with lots of new things!
For additional February fun, I have added a free download of this XOXO Love You Pillow. There are kits available for this sweet cushion. This will be up for only the month of February. Then it will be going into a new project book I am working on.
This February, I celebrate my loves.
I love sewing. I love my family and friends. I love the Sierra Nevada Mountains where I live. And I love so many of you who stitch and sew and have kept me in love with handwork. There has hardly been a day that goes by without an email, a Facebook post, an Instagram photo, a phone call, or a visit in my little shop in Bishop, CA, where I haven't felt the love and joy from a quilter or stitcher.
This February I share and remember my love.
My husbands birthday was a few days after mine. I remember fondly how we celebrated Valentines day, our anniversary and our birthdays in the same week. "Our Week", he called it. I lost him just a few days before our week was to begin three years ago.
This February brings a milestone in my life. I will celebrate the love I had been given. Use the love that has carried me through the past three years. And start this new website and blog at this most special time of the year.
I am ready to create new things again. Venture into a brand new February doing what I love, sewing!
Forever Happy Stitching,
Barri Sue Gaudet
2/2/2017 09:52:13 am
What a beautiful way to honor your love and your marriage. I have recently had a loss and have found that focusing on beautiful things and creativity helps with healing. I'm already a fan of Bareroots, now I'm excited about seeing your new creations! May God bless your new ventures.
2/2/2017 11:58:37 am
Thank you Rose Mary for reading and sharing your story.
LUZ KAREN MERCADO
3/30/2017 10:06:19 pm
ME ENCANTA TODO LE QUE USTEDES HACEN . YO COMPRE DOS POYECTOS DE USTEDES APENAS LOS VOY HACER.
3/30/2017 10:27:54 pm
Gracias Luz Karen!
5/30/2017 04:02:01 am
Hi Barri Sue, I am so delighted to meet you there with your beautiful mountains. I am in North Wales England and have tears in my eyes in finding your website and reading all about yourself and your husband. They are tears but good tears. Your designs are THE most beautiful I have ever seen and my body cells physically singing aloud with joy in finding you and your work. As I look through your site I can't believe it because it is all out of my head. Now you cannot get a more perfect complement than that. It is all so perfect. Can't wait to purchase goodies from your shop and follow you on Facebook. There are suppliers here who would adore your work. With love and gratitude to you, you wonderful Soul. X
8/3/2017 02:47:54 am
Barrie Sue, what a sweet name you have. I think you've been surrounded by love since the start. Your designs are precious and I enjoyed your story. I wish you continued love and success in all you do.
8/3/2017 06:50:46 am
2/19/2019 08:14:55 am
Hi Barri, Your story has touched my heart as I lost my husband four months ago. I completely understand your experience. I thought we’d be together till we were old....
Barri Sue Gaudet
2/20/2019 07:01:06 am
Dear Sweet Becca,
3/2/2020 11:08:23 pm
Hi Barri Sue,
3/9/2020 09:28:45 am
Thank you for your comment Barbara! Happy belated birthday! :) Whew! A whole year went by and never a new blog post. Please follow on Instagram and Facebook if you have accounts on either of these.
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Barri Sue Gaudet designer for Bareroots, stitcher, mom and grandma, friend, hiker, quilt and knitting shop owner, and now, blogger.