April 19, 2011 § 13 Comments
The sun is shining. I got to sew with a new/old group of friends today. And my Scrappy Zig Zag quilt is half done! What could be better?
Today, I was gently and graciously initiated into a group of ladies that meet twice a month to quilt, sew, knit, or even upholster chairs. I am so excited to have someone to quilt with! I am so used to solitaire sewing at home. I tend to bounce around doing a million different things while I am at home. Laundry, cleaning, quilting, the Internet…. But today I spent 4 hours just sewing and finished the first half of my Scrappy Zig Zag quilt. Did you hear me squeal?
We also got to see an amazing movie last weekend with some friends, Soul Surfer. If you have a chance to see this… GO! It’s a true story about a surfer who looses her arm in a shark attack and her amazing comeback as a surfer. As some of our friends say… “you will get in touch with your emotions.” I can’t stop thinking about it.
Out of curiosity I went to look up more about this story on the Internet. And I read that the term “Soul Surfer” was coined in the 70’s to describe a talented surfer who surfs for the pure pleasure of it. I’m thinking there are some Soul Quilters out there too. (It makes me want to put on some bell-bottoms and say “peace, baby.”) It’s not the notoriety or the income, but the joy of pairing color and fabrics and making something useful. I think that’s why scrap quilts are so satisfying!