Because when I'm not playing with scraps of fabric, I love to play with orphan blocks.They have got my 'number'. It has gotten to the point where some quilter friends give me their "trimmings" and parts of blocks. LOL..... for me it's a challenge I enjoy. And it doesn't bother me what other people think. I'm a 'leftovers' charity case..*G*
I'm here in my little corner of the world. I have chosen this very small, little life for this part of my journey. I like it that way. Trust me, I've run the bigger race. I've climbed the mountains, forded the rivers, and dug 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. Now I'm choosing again. And THIS is definitely the road less traveled except for my blogger friends *VBS*. I don'thave to impress or please anyone any more. If you want to say my time could be used productively, making trophy quilts, or maybe quilts that would win awards...you are right.
But I'd rather make quilts for babies. I'd love to know that every baby has a snuggly quilt to love. Maybe they don't all have one, but I'm doing my part.
If you are making the quilts, and doing the needlecraft things that make YOU happy, then you understand. And if you aren't, that's not mine to change. If I make 'my' quilts, then I'm doing whatI love. Sometimes I forget that. This Orphan Train Challenge has awaken that slumbering part, and gotten me moving again. Except it's too slow with those Yuletide blocks......
and right now that means digging out the BALANCE of my orphan blocks(lots of them) and having a different playtime....but I won't forget the Yuletide Orphans...promise!