“How much piecin' a quilt's like living a life...The Lord sends us the pieces, but we can cut 'em out and put 'em together pretty much to suit ourselves...”
I have no idea to whom I should give credit for the quote, but it made me smile to read it. Hope you do too!! So many times I've looked at some fabric, just sure as can be as to what I'm going to do with it. Never seems to turn out that way, though, as along the way ideas germinate, grow, and I find myself chasing another rabbit. That's a favorite expression of mine ... "chasing rabbits" ... it covers the crazy directions my thoughts go when I least expect them. If you've ever chased a rabbit, you'll understand the analogy. I think the reference to our "free will" is a good one though. The Lord does give us the pieces we need for our lives, but what we do with them is entirely up to us. And that can backfire.
I still think as a whole, we tend to over analyze things, from soup to nuts. Including quilts. And most assuredly, we over analyze our lives. Everything we've been given is really very simple! Unfortunately it is in our nature to complicate. So along the lines of what I said yesterday, and this delightful quote for today, SIMPLIFY!!! ... and enjoy the book links....
Found some interesting books today on Barnes and Noble, sharing them with you, below.