here it is, 2012, a new year; 366 days or 8784 hours or 527,040 minutes or….you get the idea. As quilters, all these lovely minutes are tantalizing segments of quilting, sewing, binding, patching, appliquéing, designing, traveling, learning and socializing. Don’t forget, though, included in those segments are possibly (gulp) cooking and cleaning, driving, family nurturing, working, healing, refereeing, caregiving, and maybe even just surviving. When it’s put in that perspective, we are amazed we even got any quilting done at all. But reducing life into an efficiency task isn’t necessary. What is important is to make the best use of our time, be good stewards of those precious minutes, like we take care of others and planet earth.
the start of a new year is a time for
resolutions, hopes, plans, goals more quilting! I’ll throw the proverbial caution to the wind and carry on as usual, drooling over woven cotton and its color that calls this moth to its flames. I’ll still cut it up into little pieces and sew them back together, satisfying my creative soul like nothing else. You might think sheesh; this woman needs to get a life/job/husband/grandchildren, something to steer her off this over-zealous quilt fetish. Well, I do (sort of)/looking/happily divorced/not yet, but none of those things fill that little corner of quilty hunger. From the look around, though, I’ve plenty of company in that respect and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Not for a year/day/hour/minute!