As usual, when I'm not playing with scraps of fabric, I'm playing with orphan blocks. It has gotten to the point where some quilter friends offer up their "trimmings" and parts of blocks. LOL..that's pretty bad..but for me it's a challenge that I enjoy. And it doesn't bother me what other people think. I reside here in my tiny corner of the world. I have chosen to have this small, little life. I like it that way. Trust me, I've run the bigger race. I've climbed the mountains, forded the rivers, and dug the tunnels. As the wife of a school administrator, daughter of a parent with cancer, mom to five adopted kids, foster mom to more newborns than I can remember, church member, community member, etc, etc, etc I know all about the "flow" of life in the fast lane. I've spoken out, spoken up and been counted.
And now I'm choosing again. And this is the road less traveled. I don'thave to impress or please anyone any more, unless I choose. If you want to say my time could be used more productively, making trophy quilts, or maybe quilts that would win awards...you are right. But I'd rather make 9 patches for babies of my daughters friends. I'd like to know that every baby has a snuggly quilt to love. And maybe they don't all have one, but I do my part and that's the best anyone can do. So if you are making the quilts, and doing the needlecraft things that make YOU happy, you understand. And if you aren't then you probably aren't happy with yours or mine, but that's not mine to change. I'm doing whatI love doing. And that dear blogger friends, is exactly what I will be doing again, in 2006.
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