Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Few Thoughts

*After church today I was chatting with a kindred quilter about the Hope Squared project. She asked me why quilting always makes her feel so good and I remembered a quote by Pablo Picasso, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Do you feel that way? Does the intensity of your family arguments, whining kids, and burned dinners fade a bit when you sit down to quilt? It does for me and I think that is why I crave at least a few minutes (or hours!) of quilting each day.

*Speaking of family arguments, I had one this week with a family member about Christmas plans. I was pretty riled up by the middle of the week and then, then I had a thought that drew me out of myself and into the world of a homeless family.
WHAT DOES A HOMELESS FAMILY DO FOR CHRISTMAS? All the things that I worry and fuss about for the month leading up to Christmas focus around my HOUSE or an event in my HOUSE or in a family member's HOUSE. What does a homeless child worry about around Christmas.....Just thinking about that this weekend.

I will leave you with a picture of 6 quilt tops numbered, stacked, and awaiting their time to become whole. Maybe today.

1 comment:

beth said...

I blogged about the quilt for your project today. Hope to quilt it soon and send it on its way!
thank you for sharing a few "wise" thoughts.