Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I'm a Six
I am a 6. A pretty consistent 6 really. Well, except when I'm a 5.5. I used to be a 10. I know some people who are 12s and once I even saw a 14.
This is a whole cloth pillow in the making (it's not really blue - that's a shadow). Part of my problem is arthritis in my hands which results in very little strength. And part of the problem is that I prefer not using a hoop of any kind because of the arthritis (see previous sentence). Hoops make my hands hurt worse. When you use a hoop you can rock the needle and get smaller stitches. If you don't use a hoop you pretty much have to do a running stitch. I like doing the running stitch, really like it a lot actually. It's relaxing and I don't have to think about it. And I guess I don't really mind being a 6 too very much. After all it's not about the numbers, right? It's about the process. If I say that often enough maybe I won't think about the fact that I'm a 6 these days. I can't hand quilt large quilts any more either because of the weight of the quilt. I'm more than okay with that because I'm enjoying the machine quilting but on the other hand, there are some quilt tops that really cry out for hand quilting. Sometimes the aging process makes me shake my head in frustration and sometimes it makes me laugh out loud at the things I have to do to compensate for what I can't do any more. Being a 6 makes me do both. I bet when I get to Heaven I'll be a 20!!!!