Quilt Memories For Hard Times.

Posted Sat, Jan 15 2011 7:17 PM by Mary Fons

When I was growing up, there were books everywhere. I'm a reader, born to a family of readers. This was one book we had.

Do you remember it? Good ol' Tomie dePaola. 

It's funny. I'm so happy these days about Quilty launching and all the exciting things I'm doing in my career, but other areas of my life are full of stress and bad news. I came across a picture of this book recently and I got pretty sad. Things are so simple when we're little. They're supposed to be, anyway. I know not everyone has this experience. But for me, for awhile, it was pretty easy: eat, sleep, play, read, poop. Love. 

Today, if you so feel inclined, give someone a hug for me. And if you are further inclined, sew a bit. I think that energy out in the universe would probably do some good. And if you're not done inclining and you have the ability to read a book to a child, give that a shot. 

I'm sure they would love that.


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Sunday, January 16, 2011 10:31 AM by Teresa

You have already had more than your share of rough times, so here's my Internet hug.

I hope life is good soon.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011 12:41 PM by jammygrammy

I've followed your other blog for years.  Consider yourself hugged by me, too!  And I'll sew today, and I'll hug my grandsons if I see them today.  Praying for better days for you.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:20 PM by Valerie

I hope that whatever stresses you are having that they go away soon. That is one of the reasons why I love to do handwork it is such a stress reliever. I also have a cup of hot chocolate in the quiet of the morning just to relax and have thoughts to yourself. Find what works for you and try to do that every day even if it is just for five minutes. It helps a lot. In the meantime here are some (((hugs))). I can't wait for the new epsiodes to come out for love of quilting! I saw some of the descriptions on fons and porter and can't wait!

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:47 AM by Stephanie

What a great idea. Hugs for everyone. A random "hug" of human kindness.

 Ya know what the worst part about "stress" is? It takes away your ability to "dream." Worry replaces imagination and before you know it, you're lost in an abyss of hopelessness. That's why I quilt. Quilting is the only thing I have found that will shift my focus.

  God bless!