Giving~This is a follow-up post to my previous one on the subject of Encouragement. This post is broken down into three sections. Here, I am living by my word to offer and give encouragement where it's needed. This table runner was beautifully quilted by Laura. She blogs over at Tanderwen Quilts and shows some of her amazing quilting prowess there on a regular basis. She has recently redone her blog and many of her readers lost track of her new address in the shuffle. You can follow her through the link above... this past summer she upgraded from a domestic machine to an APQS George; believe me, you don't want to miss out on seeing any of her gorgeous quilting... check it out; there's plenty more eye-candy where this came from!
|Free-pieced letters on Julie's design wall|
Another blogger friend, Quiltdivajulie, sent me an e-mail this morning with the following statement contained in it: YOU CAN DO IT!!! I had only yesterday commented on her blog about how much I wanted to make a quilt with some free-pieced letters like the ones pictured in her latest post. This was just the encouragement I needed this morning, someone having the confidence in my ability to try something new. Well, now you know... I'm going to have to try this! Thanks, Julie, for the encouragement!
I stopped by one of the "big box" fabric chain stores this week, I had a 50% off coupon and I needed a basic notion. It was there that I overheard the following conversation, if ever there was a need for encouragement it was in this instance. I wasn't in a position to comment, you'll understand; read on:
Little girl (age: 7 or so) to Mom (holding a pattern envelope): "Is there a dress in there"?
Mom: "No, only papers".
Little girl: "What kind of papers"?
Mom: "Paper pattern pieces, I'll make your dress from the pattern pieces. I need to cut it out".
Little girl: "How do you do that? Can I help"?
Mom: "No, it's for grown-ups".
Little girl: "Oh".
I hope this little girl will persist and ask the question again. They're both, Mom and daughter, missing out if she doesn't. Oh, how I hope and pray that my grandchildren will ask me to show them how to sew!
Life is Good!