Last night I took this picture as I was walking in from the shop.
I decided to go into the house and get the Nikon in hopes of getting a better picture, even though I still haven’t found my tripod. It took only a couple of minutes to go in and get the other camera and come out and this is what it looked like.
Have you ever thought about how much things change in such a short time? Things are constantly growing and changing. My hair doesn’t grow fast enough. Speck’s toenails grow too fast! If you’re a gardener, think of those first tomatoes. They’re just blooms, then they’re tiny little tomatoes. Then, hopefully they will be fat, juicy tomatoes! We don’t see them grow but they’re constantly growing.
Then I think back to my beginning quilting days. I only hand pieced and hand quilted. I thought anything done by machine was cheating. Then I decided if I pieced by machine but still hand quilted, no one would know I was “cheating”. I guess I cheat every day now!
As I’m unpacking and re-folding fabric, I keep saying “what was I thinking?” but I know my tastes have changed. I remember in probably 1996 or 1997 discovering Moda marbles and thinking how nice it would be to have one yard of every one of them. That was the beginning of my love affair with tone on tone fabrics.
Seems like some things change too quickly and some things never change. I’m reminded how quickly life passes and how important it is to enjoy as many moments as possible. There are going to be times it may seem impossible to find joy in a particular situation but hopefully, as we look back, we can at least see that we learned something positive from even the hardest trials through which we pass. Please find joy and share it! If you’re someone who has to look for joy, then get busy looking! It’s no fun to be a sad and negative person and it’s certainly no fun to be around a sad and negative person.
By the time you read this, most of today will have passed. I hope it was a good day for you and I hope when the day draws to an end, and you lay your head on the pillow, that you’re able to thank God for the blessings you have and that you’re able to look forward to tomorrow.