Would you believe it is snowing again today??? I know it is winter and snow is not uncommon but I am enjoying the peacefulness of it so much. It has been snowing since daylight and we have about an inch of new powder snow to add to what we received Christmas Eve (also about an inch). This type of weather inspires me with all kinds of projects…choosing one is the challenge!
I have a couple of paintings I want to do; I have fabric stashed for “five” (yes, five) quilt tops; indoor projects; seed catalogs to browse; everyday household chores; baking bread…the list goes on and on.
I completed a throw size quilt just before Christmas. I am embarrassed to say that I have been working on it off and on for just over four years. I’ve never taken that long to complete a quilt but I think that this was a “pondering” quilt. The colors remind me of my teen years in the 1970’s. My daughter has been wanting it ever since I purchased the fabric. I kept telling her it was my retro quilt and I would leave it to her in my will. She wasn’t looking forward to having to wait that long. 🙂
I enjoy quilting by hand. I never have enjoyed machine quilting. My grandma taught me how to make tiny stitches. I have made many quilts. The process of joining three layers; the process of binding them all together; even the thread, thimble and scissors; all of it bringing three together. A unifying of three unique and individual things to bring warmth and comfort. The unseen product of my love is woven into each and every quilt I make.
I cannot help but ponder how God has chosen to shape each of us into the unique individuals that we each are. Each one of us being a special design, a one of a kind creation with no two exactly alike.
So I made my daughter wait to open the “big” package last at Christmas. She didn’t have a clue what it could be. The look on her face when she pulled back the tissue paper was priceless. I thought she might cry. Needless to say, she was very surprised to receive the coveted quilt that she had desired, longed for, pleaded for. And all is well.
Blessings to you for a wonderful week. Debra