I was extremely discouraged this morning when I woke up. As I walked downstairs to grab a cup of coffee the thoughts of defeat ran through my head. "What was I thinking? I'm not any good at this! I'm a damn graphic designer that likes to make quilt tops - not some sort of quilter." And then she looked at me, Bernie, with a slight sadness and she said, "You're not going to leave me like this are you? A quilt all shoved up in my grill - let's talk about this." I took my first sip of coffee and ripped Bo's quilt from her and put it on the ground. OK - let's figure this out.
Then I checked my email and facebook. People are actually interested in this! Not just the ones that are getting quilts but people I have never met! Offering advice and encouragement, so I can't quit.
I received a message from Bo this morning that brought me to tears, good tears and with that message came determination. I want people to know that they matter.
What you wrote is, I think, the nicest thing that anyone has every said about me. You captured that time in life so well – the camaraderie, the mutual bewilderment at the priorities set by others around us. It’s just so thoughtful and amazing. Thank you for saying such things.
I started quilt #4 today and I'm not going to listen to the doubters anymore. Bernie and I are back together.