Monday, October 5, 2009

And the Winner of the Galit Barak Giveaway Is...

Katherine who said:
"oh wow! such beautiful stuff and such a great story of how the artist came upon this skill! I think I should win this giveaway because I am getting married in a couple of weeks and I could always use more beautiful things for the wedding week!"

I have to admit that this makes me very happy because I happen to be in Katherine's wedding (though, disclaimer, the results were chosen by and I think every bride-to-be needs beautiful things like Galit's jewelry. Congrats Katherine!

The imagine above is a bit of my quilting that I'd been away from for too long. Summer definitely pulled me outside where I enjoyed riding my bike, eating meals outside, taking long walks, and spending time with new friends, but fall means I get to spend more time inside—with my quilting. I was recently trying to explain just what it is about quilting that means so much to me. To a non-quilter, or perhaps a non-crafter, making all of those tiny stitches by hand looks tedious. But to me, even though my large quilts can take longer than a year to complete, each of those stitches means I'm completely focused on the task at hand. And that at the end of however long I spend sewing, I can see my progress plainly before me. Those two qualities are very comforting to me.

Plus, I just love that such simple, repetitive stitches can, after months, make the loveliest quilts. For me, putting in the work—which is actually very zen taking all of this into consideration—is completely worth the time.

Those are just a few thoughts for you this Monday. I'm going to try to reinstate my 20 minutes of lunchtime quilting (which I attempted in the summer, but it soon fell by the wayside) to make some progress on my mom's wall hanging—no matter how busy my day might be!

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