Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Making a Difference
I was deeply moved by the entire Presidential Inauguration yesterday. And I can only hope and pray that good people will listen to other good people's hearts... and not allow dark thoughts, dark and unkind language, and dark, and mob building purposes to get in the way of good we can ALL do in this world, today.
I spent the day, as I always do..watching our President's Inaugural Ceremonies and celebrating Martin Luther King Day by participating in "Make a Difference" projects. I worked on some "frog quilting" for charitable quilting projects. What others see as 'good enough' to give away, is not always as how I see as 'good enough' to give away.
While I am no longer (thank goodness!) a perfectionist, I am willing to redo anothers work that they, or someone else may throw or give away onto a free cycle fabric table, in order for it to live a better life with someone who will love it when it is reclaimed and redone, repaired, or completed. So, I collect a lot of leftover fabric, quilting blocks, or even unfinished quilting pieces, and turn them bit by bit into completed ones to give away.
For me, I try my best when I am sewing for charitable causes..not give away my worst to charity when it's not 'good enough to keep' nor being deliberately sloppy on the other hand ;And I think that sums up the day, the energy, and the purpose of doing good in this world that each of us needs to embrace. If we all try our best to work together, to make things better..... than we can and we will make a difference...in our own lives and in other people's lives and in, and for, this world we live in.
Pins to fabric, pedal to the metal..full speed with care, and conscious awareness ahead!
Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska and all of her AAQI Quilting. Sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join in the Liberated Quilting Challenge and make or donate small art quilts to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!