Thursday, 1 August 2013


Its official - I do not have a fabric stash anymore.

Does that make me a bad quilter?

I have tubs on tubs of scraps, but only two pieces that measure more than 1/2 a yard. And let's face it, what am I going to make out of aqua and putty solids?

No stash isn't much of a problem for me. It's not like I have a ton of free sewing time right now, and what little I have is split between commissions and sewing a diaper stash for The Little. Who's birth story I have yet to finish writing.

No stash means no Special Little Quilts. Can't sew what you don't have.

I feel selfish sewing just for me. By this point in the year I've usually sewn three Special Little Quilts. I've done none. That's both a good thing (thank God no one I know needed one) and bad thing. Bad because I've been sitting on one of my only gifts - sewing for people in need.

My other gift is sitting in my closet collecting dust. Poor little viola. As soon as The Little can make it through a church service without needing Mama though, he's coming out of the closet again.

But back to Special Little Quilts. I want to step up my game. I don't just want to sew for friends. I want to support local families and let them know they are loved - that they and their child are not forgotten. 

So, I presented a request to the Family Ministry at church to start a quilt ministry. Tomorrow, they'll review it and let me know whether or not it'll move forward. I'm nervous. Not that I won't get the approval for the funds, but that there will only be lukewarm interest at church.

The sewing crowd are, shall we say, mature. Of an age where many of them think they've paid their dues and it's time for them to retire. There are a few whippersnappers like me who sew and could quilt but I want to have the mature AND young women involved. Something like this should span generations.

I've been praying my brains out; not that the ministry gets approved per say, but that God's will is done and we send so much glory to him that Heaven just shines. This church could and should be a beacon of light to the local community. Whether we're sewing quilts for the babyloss families or something else comes up, there's no one who should retire, no matter what age. 

Its ok, even required, to take a break and rest from time to time. To slow down and focus on you, but we should never stop doing for others. 

I suppose this turned into more of a complaint than a post, so to end on a positive note, have a gander at my fluffy-butted Little. 

Ain't she cute?

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