it just seemed like michael would have so much more fun if we each took a hand and skated along side:) he's just so cheek-pinching cute!! but the second i put my first foot on the ice i was down!! oh yes, but that wasn't good enough for me. i had to fall two more times before i could be satisfied with a break to the left radius located just behind the wrist THAT I USE TO QUILT WITH!!! i knew i broke it -- that sick feeling you get in your stomach and the strange numbness of a hanging limb that refuses to obey simple commands. still i didn't get off the rink for another two more rounds -- at least until everyone stopped looking at me:) hahahahaha.
well, all i can say is the studio is stangely silent and will continue to be so for the next 6-8 weeks:( no humming of well oiled machines or the laughter of women making merry as they design and sew their favorite creations. instead of cutting mats on the table there is a gigsaw puzzle with over 1000 pieces in a pattern of random quilts to work on (forshadowing christmas gift from my son -- who knew???) but wait . . . i don't need MY hands to continue this amazing ministry that is not to be denied:) because i have a team . . . a team of women who have joined in with me for a greater purpose -- to quilt it forward in 2011!! and valerie from the UK, bless her dear, sweet heart has already finished her first throw-sized quilt of 2011 and put it in the mail. (you HAVE to check out her photo blog at http://blog.bellabag.co.uk/). it is her and sunny, from maryland in the US, who sent a precious baby-sized quilt already quilted and bound that will inspire us to make a fresh start in 2011. together we will quilt as sisters for the cause of women in bondage to traffiking, to the orphaned child, to the poor and homeless, and to the widow and the aged. please join us in this amazing journey!! from wherever you are . . . . by hand or machine . . . . in your jammies or your heels . . . . MOVING FORWARD WITH YOUR ONE-ARMED FEARLESS (OR JUST STUPID) LEADER!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!
ps . . . i put some new quilt blogs on the right. all of these bloggers have contributed something to our projects. check out their sites and see what else they are up to just for fun:)