Thursday, September 6, 2012


I guess I haven't sewed for a long time.  When I went to the store yesterday to buy fabric for the backing of two small table toppers, I couldn't believe the price!  Two yards of the cheapest, most simple, plain colored material I could find cost $10.00!  One spool of thread was almost $3.00.  And that was just so I could finish a project that only cost me pennies to begin with.  Remember that sale we went to last winter where we could stuff a whole plastic grocery bag full of remnants for a mere $3.00?  Julie, those two beautiful quilts you're making for your two beautiful granddaughters must have cost a mint, because I know you do everything well and aren't nearly as chintzy as I am.  I've quilted now for 11 years and am beginning to wonder why I buy fabric, cut it into small pieces, only to sew it all back together again.  Oh!  Because the end product is a fantastic piece of art and I enjoy the process?  OK.  I understand now.  Just had to write-it-through so I could unravel my motives.  Isn't quilting fun?  Judy


  1. Speaking of writing: We need to report that our editors are reading our manuscript through this month, checking spelling and format. We also need to report that we have a new title for our book: A Journey of Letters. How does that grab you!

  2. I used to be amazed that one could take flat material and cut it up and sew it together and make a dress--not at all flat, kind of 3-D-ish. Look what God made out of dirt!

  3. Dear Anonymous, We love your comment. Creating makes us think of God and his amazing imagination too. Judy and Julie