Thursday, June 5, 2008

A Good Read

Insomnia has been my unwelcome friend all week so I am really glad that quilt magazines are arriving in the mail. I heart "Quilter's Home"! I wish it was a monthly magazine (hint to Mark!) I usually read it cover-to-cover more than once. It is informative, fun, and thought-provoking all wrapped up in a fabulously designed package.

My friend Becky always talks about things that "speak" to her-usually fabric. This magazine speaks to me, especially Mark's editorial letter "Mark My Word" in this issue.
He discusses exactly what quilting is for me--an escape from life's day-to-day stresses and the opportunity to focus on one tangible thing that I have control over. I can't halt global warming, save all the homeless pets, solve global hunger and poverty, stop the Bush administration from screwing up literally everything in the world, or figure out what I want to do in life, but I can cut, press, and sew fabric into something that is both beautiful and useful. Quilting is my therapy. I am focused, focused, focused when I am working on a project and I find solace in stepping out of my multi-tasking, hectic, running between two jobs, worrying, no-sleep life and finding peace in some piecing.

7 comments:

Silver Thimble Talk said...

Hope Gozmez is quickly on the mend. Good things this weekend SISTERS! See you Saturday right? You better be there.

Pat

Becky said...

AMEN sister. Quilting is the best stress reliever. It's funny how people who don't just don't understand how it could possibly be, but it is.

Kim West said...

I agree about quilting being therapy - I get cranky and depressed when I can't be around fabric....

Becky said...

You got that right. No matter how much I spend on my quilting therapy, it's still cheaper than medical therapy and better for me in the long run.

It's kinda scary being "quoted."

I'm reading the same magazine. Finished half of it this morning in a dentist' s waiting room:)

Simply This That and the Other... said...

You have summed up perfectly what I have been thinking for the past month or so. LOVE what you have said. Found your blog through Mark's, will be visiting often. ;o) ~jodi

Simply This That and the Other... said...

P.S. Would you mind if I quoted you on my blog and linked to yours?

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm feeling similar. I posted my quilt philosophy today. It must be in the air.