In honor of our quilt block project Sue sent me this awesome book. It's Edyta Sitar's latest and she does a great job at getting to the heart of quilting. It even came with a CD of quilt patterns. Completely enjoyed it and I keep going back again and again to go over pages of the book. It's definitely not a "one time" read.
Before flying out to see my folks I had time for coffee at Barnes & Noble. I love that it's ok to read things before you purchase. I loaded up with books and magazines and narrowed down what I wanted to take on the airplane home to Louisiana. While I really don't buy into the Organic thing-- I loved this magazine. I don't hate me. I believe in taking care of the environment and eating right-- I just don't make my own compost. I love the pages and in November I love to read stories about what people feel about home. It's worth the purchase price to read about a home being priceless without costing a million bucks. What caught my eye was this article:
I've always said Quilting is not just something you do - it's something you are-- You find patterns in everyday life. You see color combinations in what ever you do. You find minutes --even seconds --to put needle and thread in your hand-- not necessarily hours. You know you're a quilter because when someone is happy or they're sad-- the first thing you think of is that they need a quilted something---- You may not have a chance to give it to them but you are positively convinced that a quilted object will capture the happiness for that person to hang onto or repair the sadness and loss that that person feels. I guess I read articles on the subject because I want someone to put on paper exactly what I feel. But realistically, it's something that everyone has to feel for themselves....
It's almost Sunday - Almost time for Packer Football - and Quilting.