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Lamott is an unstoppable storyteller, whether writing about church-going with a sullen adolescent or reconciling with her late mother. She rages against the Iraq war but takes comfort from her sage-like Presbyterian minister, who says faith is not about how we feel it is about how we live. … Rule 1 We are all family. Rule 2 You reap exactly what you sow, that is, you cannot grow tulips from zucchini seeds. Rule 3 Try to breathe every few minutes or so. Rule 4 It helps beyond words to plant bulbs in the dark of winter. Rule 5 It is immoral to hit first.
Anne Lamott

Breaking the Cardinal Rule

“But if you do not obey these commands, declares the LORD, I swear by myself that this palace will become a ruin.”  Jeremiah 22:5

When I was first drawn into the joy of quilting, I was told the following.  “You can have three projects on the go at one time.  One of the stages of being cut, one being pieced, and one being quilted.”  So I confess things are piling up, because I have birthdays, an ordination, a UFO because I have been unable to locate someone who does long arm quilting, a project the quilting group is working on for donation to a local women’s shelter, and banners for the church to complete for the beginning of ordinary time following Easter.  This is my current work space.  It may be difficult to see, but there are three projects represented here on the go.

I am in the process of binding one birthday quilt.  I am close to working within the rules again.  The ordination stole only needs another 12-18 inches, and the women’s shelter quilt is progressing quickly.

March 10 is far enough away, right?