Friday, 1 January 2010

Bread and Jam

The turning of the year sets me musing on life's meaning and thinking about how quilting fits into my life. In these frugal times, I couldn't really call it 'the icing on the cake!' But I could say, in all earnestness, that for me quilting is the jam on the bread of my life.

Like most people, my life is busy. I run a large family and a small business and my quilting fits in around the edges of these things. So I'm grateful for the tools and materials that help me to make the most of my time and energy. Quilting gives scope to my imagination, compels me to create things beautiful and useful and connects me with others. It gives me the satisfaction that comes from working with my hands. Quilting nurtures my soul.

As I write this post, the fragrance of my husband's freshly baked bread is wafting through the house. Life is good - I'm glad for all of it, the bread and the jam.

3 comments:

Angie said...

What a lovely sentiment regarding quilting as the jam in our lives. I always enjoy reading your blog Marthe. The best to you and your family this coming year.

Joan Drennen said...

We have loved reading your posts and seeing how quilting is beautifully set into the landscape of your family life.
Your quilting videos communicate with ease and beauty the effectiveness of the tools you use.
Thank you for your inspiration though we are just beginning to sew! (The kids' teacher is a fabulous quilter!)
Love and Blessings in the New Year,
Joan

Trudi said...

As always Martha, your words are equally as beautiful as your quilting! Glad to see that's blackcurrent jam! My Fave!!!