As I wait for the part to arrive, I quilt some each day on "Masks" while catching up on recorded Masterpiece Theater episodes - quite pleasant. And as I study my cloth, searching out where to place my stitching lines, I consider that this process is not unlike my life right now: thinking I see a pattern, then losing it; diving in even though unsure, because it is the only way to make progress; focusing on an area until I can go no farther because of a barrier, then stepping back to see the larger picture; sometimes satisfied, sometimes seeing an error to be fixed. Sometimes I feel in charge, then just as quickly the job at hand takes on a life of its own. It's slow going, this hand stitching, this negotiating of life. Both take a lot of imagination, a lot of trust.
I am constantly finding connections and analogies between life and quilting. Sometimes the slowing down that you had to take brings on even deeper realities. Enjoy delving into your soul as you sew. ~Suzanne
I, too am finding that hand stitching, slowing down, just "observing" my cloth is a very slow process...love your work...Julierose
Thanks - it's nice to know that there are others out there that get the advantages of slowing down with your work. Now, if we could just add another 100 productive years to our lives... ;-)
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