Micro Vacation!

My place of work is having a “All you can eat Soup Lunch” to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  The menu is Potato Soup or 2X4 Soup, with all the fixings, desserts, and drinks.

I volunteered to make a “food run” this morning. We were a little short on carrots and ham.  I thought “micro vacation!” but then realized when I walked back into the office how badly I wanted to stay out.

It is beautiful today.  The sun is shining, there’s a breeze, birds were singing… just beautiful!

While I was out, I ran by the post office and gave the quilting book to Sandra.    She was pleasantly surprised and offered to pay for the book.  I denied payment and told her if she gets hooked on quilting, she’s going to love it and that the book had helped me out a lot when I started quilting.

It was nice… giving a smile to another.

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Thought for today:
This morning I received a quote in my email that I liked.
Death is more universal than life;
everyone dies but not everyone lives.
 ~ A. Sachs~
Are You Living?
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God bless and keep you,
Sonia

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Keeping Quilting Alive

Microsoft clip art

This afternoon I went to the post office, on my lunch break, to mail out the Valentine’s Day Giveaway winnings. 

The postal person behind the counter and I chatted away and got on the topic of quilting.  She asked me a few questions and then told me she is taking up quilting as a hobby.  She needs something to do outside of work to keep her brain active.  I thought she picked a good hobby for that.

She is completely a beginner.  I told her she could find a lot of basic information and tutorials on quilting on the Internet. 

I had to leave as another customer came in. 

I went home to finish my lunch break and as I sat there thinking about my conversation at the post office, a light went on inside my head.  

I have all kinds of books and magazines on quilting and such… why don’t I give one to her?

I didn’t have time to go through my books at lunch.  I did however go through them this evening and chose a book that helped me out a lot when I first started. 

The book:  ALL ABOUT QUILTING FROM A TO Z; from Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, Quiltmaker Magazine, and C&T Publishing.

I plan to stop by the post office on my lunch break tomorrow and give it to her.   It is, after all, a Quilter’s duty to share the craft and keep it alive. 

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 Thought for today
It was another beautiful day today.
Boy, it sure is hard to stay in the office a work!

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 Some of the quilts I’ve done in the past.
   
my first quilt for my hubby
1st quilt for my daughter
                      1st quilt for my son

 

first landscape          
tropical scene
Jewels

Tennessee quilt

Flannel and Fleece

Angels Among Us
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 In Closing
I’d like to quote Mary White of Texas.
“You can’t always change things.  Sometimes you don’t have no control over the way things go.  Hail ruins the crops or fire burns you out.  And then you’re just given so much to work with in a life and you have to do the best you can with what you got.  That’s what piecing is.  The material is passed on to you or is all you can afford to buy…that’s just what’s given to you.  Your fate.  But the way you put them together is your business.”   from a book titled, The Quilters-Women and Domestic Art by Patricia J. Cooper and Norma Bradley Allen.
God bless and keep you,
Sonia