So, I clicked over to the Haven Circle page on flickr to look up the block tutorial and saw this:
|image from Jenny at downtosew.blogspot.com|
I clicked over to Jenny's blog post and read all about it. Talk about getting just what I needed to see. This quilt is headed to a Women's Shelter in Rochester, NY. If it is this cold in NC today, I can't imagine how cold it is in Rochester. I love that some woman, in a desperate situation, is going to wrap herself in this quilt and know that someone really cares. In a place where the norm is most certainly getting cast off items, there will be this item of exquisite beauty, not worn out and no longer wanted, but made just for her. And not just this quilt, but all the quilts made in the circles of do. Good Stitches, or the quilt drives many of us participate in when natural disasters strike, or on a regular basis for those in the hospital. Quilters are generous people, we literally wrap the world in love and kindness. Take a break from do. Good Stitches? No, thank you. I'll keep sewing away and spreading the love!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! To paraphrase my yoga teacher, being thankful is the easiest way to make a positive change because you always have something to be thankful for, even if it is merely the air you breathe.