A New Thing

Ecclesiastes 1:10   Is there a thing of which it is said, “See, this is new”? It has already been, in the ages before us.

A little after Christmas last year, I took interest in something new.  A new hobby.  Not new to the world, as the wise king of Ecclesiastes tells us, but new to me.  I started quilting.  There are a few ladies in the congregation that gather on Thursday afternoons to quilt in the lower hall of the church.  I couldn’t stay in my office, writing, or reading, or any of that other stuff that a minister is supposed to do when in the office.  The creative process occurring beneath my feet pulled to0 strongly, so I joined them.  At first I cross stitched, my first love.  As time progressed I was bitten by the quilt bug, compounded by the temptation of rapidly accumulating a stash as the local fabric store was closing and all their fabric was available at very reasonable prices.

I couldn’t have picked a more difficult project for my first attempt.  I didn’t have the knowledge of how the corners would stretch out of square because of sewing such small pieces on the bias.  Persistence and a new sewing machine eventually brought success.  I gave the finished project to my sister for her birthday.  I’m well satisfied with the way it turned out.  It was enough to get me hooked on a new hobby.  One which my husband is willing to indulge, likely more so if I managed to complete his quilt…