I wrote a blog post (click here to read it) about how much I am enjoying my hand quilting these days and would benefit from seeing other quilt bloggers who are doing some hand work.
And then I came across this inspiring creature while out walking by the river. This is a snapping turtle, and I watched her while she slowly dug a hole on the gravel path, deposited her eggs, and walked away. I have been thinking about her all week because she worked so hard, her job took so long, and she never gave up...just worked faithfully until her mission was complete. And then she walked away, having confidence that she had done her best, and having faith in the outcome.
It is a process quite similar to hand quilting. I just work away until I am finished - at the speed of a turtle.
Slowly but happily...
making it up as I go along, trying my best, never knowing how it will turn out, but compelled to continue.
What about you? Are you hand quilting/hand stitching this week?
I invite you to sign up for this inaugural hand work link up, and share the link to your blogpost here...