So this is the last of my quotes…Can you believe it? I can’t. I started this journey with this post, here.
So it’s been a year and half…which about right with my original intentions of making a quote a week…it didn’t exactly work out that way…but I did catch up and complete the task at the right time anyway. I do that sometimes,
These last 4 quotes are a bit longer than last weeks.
“To be creative it to let little pieces of your heart go and place them into each project that you make”
I can’t tell you how true this is. I have an issue with parting with many of my quilts because I want to be sure that whomever gets one will take care of it and treasure it. I also feel that way with my work…..it’s so difficult parting with some quilts that come my way…I know they aren’t my quilts….but a piece of me goes with them. I am so thankful for that. god has blessed me and I hope that those blessings multiply to everyone around me.
“Sometimes you have to die just a little inside in order to be reborn and rise again as a stronger and wiser version of you”
This can be taken in a spiritual sense or a more earthly sense. They are both important and valid. I have made a transformation in this last year physically and it hasn’t been without a fight or casualties. It’s amazing how when you start making good choices for yourself people around you don’t like it. But I am rising strong and becoming a better version of myself.
“We get so worried about being pretty. Let’s be pretty kind. Pretty funny. Pretty smart. Pretty strong.”
Our society tells us we have to be a certain version of beautiful and pretty. That’s basically all a woman is supposed to be. I HATE that philosophy. I think all of these other qualities are much more important and they get you a fuller richer life experience.
I saved this last “quote” for the end……this is a chorus from an OLD hymn that maybe most people know. I have to admit that I am terrible at memorizing songs. Seriously. I am. I am a terrible singer and the fact that I can’t remember words just solidifies the fact that I am not that type of “artist”. LOL I enjoy music and I love being in communal worship.
But this song has special meaning to me. I actually know the chorus of this song …which is a miracle in itself.
But a few years ago I went to Haiti on a mission. I Went right after hurricane Sandy. It was a difficult decision and I had a premonition before i left of some trouble ahead. I also had many people calling me and telling me not to go. I felt I was supposed to go and Rob felt I was to go as well. If he had any doubts I would have stayed.
Long story short…we did run into some troubles a few times in Haiti….but amidst some of the turbulence…we had 5 minutes to pray and thank God for our first set of troubles and giving us a window of opportunity to get out of our current situation. We were with locals who didn’t speak english & after we prayed we all started singing this song :how great thou art. They sang in their native tongue and we sang in english ….we were all in tune with one another and in sync. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced….and this is seared in my memory. So I wanted to capture this memory in my quote quilt.
All of my quotes are finished. I feel a pang of regret that these blocks are finished. I have enjoyed this process so much. I don’t think this will be my last quote quilt. I really don’t….I think it brought me so much joy on so many levels that I am going to have to think of another way to capture some.
I didn’t have an 8.5 x11 inch ruler to square them up …so I just called my local glass shop and asked them to cut one for me out of plexiglass. I could have used a ruler …but this was so much easier and it made that process very fast. Now I just have to decide how I am going to put them together. I will keep you posted on the process. 🙂
Have a great day!