I have always been a person who enjoyed the end result more than the process. I don't enjoy planting bulbs in the fall, but love the flowers next spring. I quickly tire of the sweater I'm knitting but love the baby sweater wrapped and ready to give. This way of thinking has often been true of my quilting as well.
As we have all been told, life is found in the process. So I have tried to slow the creative process down and enjoy each step. I've discovered that no matter how uncertain life may be, how difficult a situation I may find myself in, there is a certain comfort I find in quilting during those times. I can look at a pattern, choose some beautiful fabric, measure, cut and sew. While I'm working on my quilt, I have ample time for personal reflection.
While I sew, I can also be thinking through life issues, asking God for direction, making lists of the positives and negatives, figuring out what to do next. In the end, if I have followed the pattern correctly, I will have a quilt that I enjoy and just maybe I will have some peace in my soul that overflows into my life as well.
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