Gratitude is always a good practice, so it’s especially nice to have a holiday specifically dedicated to thanksgiving. Here are 10 reasons I’m thankful for quilting:
- Every project is a new learning experience. Even if it is, sometimes, “another *%@!! learning experience” 🙂
- There is no failure. Projects that don’t turn out as planned can be recycled into something. (It may take a while to figure out what.)
- Friends. Quilting is a great way to meet interesting people and make new friends. I love making friends online, too, even though I may never meet them in person. It’s such fun that people from 3000 miles away follow my blog and I follow theirs.
- Quilting is a great creative outlet, whether or not I choose to be an “artist”.
- Gifts. I’ve made quilts, placemats, table runners, potholders, and bags to give to friends.
- Opportunity to give to the community. I make quilts for Ronald McDonald house.
- Color! Who doesn’t love playing with all the beautiful fabrics?
- Socializing: it’s great to get together and work on a project with friends.
- Being alone: it’s equally great to spend a quiet day alone in my studio
- Problem solving: Many projects present problems that need to be solved, and I love the challenge.
What are you thankful for?