I've always envisioned myself as this rolling stone. I have been uprooted countless times, as a child and now as a military spouse. Whenever it's time to move, I even have visions of myself as this unbreakable boulder (a feminine one!) rolling into a new town and just rolling in the town for the few years, then rolling out with extra rolling little rocks following after me like ducks.
Cliche as it may seem, I even subscribed to that whole not-collecting-moss theory.
What I didn't realize is that I am a very porous boulder, and that I have this sticky substance around me, called sappiness and attachment that somehow, despite all of the rolling I have been doing, has gathered a little bit of moss wherever I have been. And while I am not hindered in my rolling (after all, I still am. Rolling, that is), I am, indeed, covered with moss. Completely.
And. What's so bad about moss? Moss is living, breathing. It is soft, cushioning my travels. It will grow over time, nurture and keep me warm. It colors me happy. Gives me texture. Protects me from elements.
Because even feminine boulders need love and companionship, and not just from her immediate boulder/rocks. And if she can take a little bit of everyone wherever she goes, she will never be lonely.
Just completed, a quilt for a sweet friend who is about to have her first baby...M is a gal who I met almost 10 years ago at Officer Basic Course...and we clicked so hard the first time we spoke to one another. She is good Moss for sure. Whenever we talk, we always have "stories". :0)
A little Kaufman, Michael Miller, Pagianelli, my favorites. I'm really loving green this summer.
This is Crib-Sized, with a pieced backing and pieced binding. I was really committed in working with the remnants I had on hand.
And stippled once again. I am really getting the hang of listening to my machine and getting more even stitches. My next challenge is to be able to quilt through within some kind of uniform distance...in some areas my stippling is so wonderfully near and close, and in other areas, one can tell that my mind was wandering haha.
Made with love - so hopefully, that will be enough.
Thanks so much friends for being here.