This is the day to start a small quilt
project. Buy a kit; ask a friend; or visit a
group that quilts.
Of course, you are citing all the reasons you
can’t find the time to quilt. First came
Thanksgiving with all its food, football, and
friends. Immediately after that, Christmas! Gift
buying, crafting and decorating start now.
Unless you’re like my sister-in-law who always
waited until Christmas Eve to do everything.
Now there are plays and pageants to rehearse;
musical presentations to perfect; Christmas
dinner theater and light shows to attend. Don’t
forget cards to address and invitations to send
out. Your days are already getting hectic; your
nerves are beginning to "jingle." You
must continue the family’s non-holiday
activities— chauffeuring, school conferences,
Stop! Sit down; breathe deeply and exercise
your brain. What does the time between
Thanksgiving and January 10 mean to you? Each of
you will have your own priorities and are so
busy that you can’t appreciate and enjoy what
the season offers. Whether it is secular or
religious, you should be able to enjoy the
holidays and not be stressed out to the max.
Today is the day to start a quilting project!
There is a therapeutic side to quilting with
each stitch following another according to a
plan. Each piece of fabric also has a defined
order in a pattern. If cutting and piecing does
not appeal to you, there are some
"panel" fabrics that you can quilt.
Fabric store personnel will help you with
When the holiday music gets monotonous; the
ball game’s whistle screeches at you, and the
bantering of siblings turns to shouting—it’s
time to sit down, pick up your little project
and begin stitching. Don’t set a time
deadline. That would ruin the magic. Just quilt.
Happy Holidays to you all.