I have always enjoyed Bonnie Hunter's pics. You know the ones...taken from her car as she travels along. Sunrises, sunsets, trees, highways, byways... It's a fascinating look at her perspective in life, a snapshot of adventures we are all taking with her as we quilt!!
I was traveling home after spending Thursday, Friday and Saturday with my "posse" of Mountain Laurel Quilters at our fall retreat, and I had to pull out my camera and snap what was in front of my minivan!
Let me get a little closer so you can see...
Bonnie gets vistas; I get...
That would be the worst of my retreat this past weekend! :-D I got some much needed quilt therapy, working on some projects that have been lanquishing far too long (kinda like my blog!!)!
I finally got the alternate blocks pieced for Sam's Darlin' Hearts! I was able to put them up on the design wall when I got home. My wall is not quite big enough to hold all the blocks (and it's behind my sewing table, so I have to get an angle shot to capture the bottom. :-D)...but they are simply gorgeous.
I also pieced blocks for the Shiners View quilt that I found through Sarah's Confessions of a Fabric Addict blog. I love how the big prints play in this design!!
I "leader-ed and ender-ed" 1 1/2" squares for my Crabapples (one of Bonnie Hunter's
:-D), and just for funsies, also worked a little on a Tumbler quilt for which I've had a kit for at least a couple of years. These 5+" blocks make for easy piecing!! And wonderful scrappy, dark fabrics -- my usual pallette, unlike the other blocks I worked on during the weekend!
It's the most time I've spent on quilting since Sam passed away. It was much needed therapy!! Being around other quilters is always good for the soul!
And following a donkey all the way home was a reminder....
I need to be sure I'm following the right people!!
I don't mean the rich or famous, or government leaders, or ambitious or even influential people, or even people exactly like me...
But people who are positive. People I want to emulate because they are excellent quilters, excellent designers, excellent people. People who have HEART!!
Paul writes, "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ" (1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV). Jesus said, "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand" (John 10:27-28 NIV).
I pray I'll be someone who always follows the right Person -- so that if others find themselves behind me, they won't be jerking out their camera to capture a jackass in all her glory!! :-D