"Let today be the start of something new" Indeed today is a new beginning for Shades of the Past. We want to welcome you to our new E-commerce website. We are very excited to begin this new chapter in our quilting journey. As I shared with you on our Facebook page, due to health reasons, I have to simplify my life a bit. For the next 15 months or so, my blog post will sometimes be centered around the quote for the month out of my monthly planner. As mentioned on Facebook, my planner began with August 1st, the day following my heart attack. The quote for the month of August was "Change your thoughts...Change your Life" I already was aware that I had to make changes and by the end of August we were well aware that changes indeed had to happen. The September quote read: "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year". I was thankful that with the help of my husband, Lacey, and my Mom we were able to fulfill our September quilt show schedule that had looked a little gloomy. The quote reminded me that we need to take one day at a time and live it to its fullest as one never knows what tomorrow has in store for you. The October quote instructs "Don't worry, be happy" - sometimes easier said than done. It is not one of my favorite quotes but there is a lot of wisdom there if you really think about it. We wrapped up our fall quilt show schedule in Sioux Falls and enjoyed a beautiful ride home with fall colors surrounding us. God's beauty is truly everywhere and if we trust in him, the worry is lessened!! So now for November's quote: "Today sounds so much better than someday". It is perfect for our first blog post on our new site - today is the day and we are excited to share our website and works with you. We ask that you be patient with us if we should have glitches in it as computer technology is not my gift!! If you experience any issues, please drop us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.