A year in progress…

15 Oct

Wow! 2017 has been a tough year….and it is not over yet.

Emotionally tough. Politically tough. Tough. Tough. Tough.

Hate and violence are present. Tragedies and catastrophes are rampant.

Things feel out of control. At least, out of my control.

I can march. I can post. I can rant, email, and make calls, but in the big picture, do I really have a chance of effecting some improvement? It doesn’t really feel like it.

So my goal for these troubling times is to focus on what I can affect. I can focus on making quilts. I can control the outcome. When I make a quilt, I control the design. I control the color palette. I can make a thing of beauty that will bring warmth and comfort to me, my family, my friends or even a complete stranger. This is my focus. This is my goal. The quilts I have created this year give me joy. So whatever turmoil and strife exists in the world, I have a happy place that allows me to clear my mind and focus on the good.

Quilting really is my therapy.

I wish you beauty, comfort and love.

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