"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women."
I have been blessed in having a job for almost 20 years where I have the privilege of working with the most amazing women. In this small group of women each one is 100% committed to our work, to helping other women, and not only our clients, but each other. They have been there for me in ways I cannot even think about without crying, and are one of the amazing blessings in my life for which I am thankful every day.
Every year the parents of one of the social workers offer us the use of their Northern Ontario cottage for a weekend retreat. They get everything ready for us, even though they are in their 80's now, including chopping the wood and preparing the fireplace so that when we arrive it is warm and cozy.
We talk and talk and talk, and heal some of the pain from the work we do, and we also have lots of fun together.
However, not a single one of these wonderful women are quilters or crafty in any way. I don't hold that against them! LOL! I stitch away the entire weekend, and they always express interest in what I am making.
How all of this is quilt related is...
the quilt that I have been hand quilting for the last month (click here to see it) has decided that it wants to be gifted to these most generous cottage owners, who share their peaceful setting with us each year. This quilt tells me it is very excited to be able to live at the cottage and hopes to have a long life keeping this wonderful family warm.
Now I am totally stoked to finish up the quilting. My plan is to hand quilt every night this week for an hour before bed, and I might even have it done in a week or two, depending how how my skin holds up.
What are you stitching by hand this week?
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