Monday, May 11, 2009

My Tapestry Life

Remember the words to Carole King's Tapestry?
It begins like this:

My Life Has Been A Tapestry of Rich & Royal hue,
An Everlasting Vision, of the Ever Changing view.
A Wondrous woven Magic in bits of Blue & Gold
A tapestry to see and feel, impossible to hold.

I often think about this. How true for me anyway.

Tapestries form beautiful patterns and pictures.

I feel the same about quilts.
Pieces of different materials pieced together to form a beautiful pattern. I love quilts and have always used them as bedspreads and blankets. We wear them down, they get tattered and torn. Although Sergio things they get holey, I think it adds character. Love shines through.

I have added another "project" to my plate. I plan on taking the bags of baby and toddler clothes that belonged to Emily and Annie, the ones I could never part with, and turn them into quilts. Actually, the plan is, to create three Christmas skirts out of them. One for Emily, one for Annie, and one for me. I have had this plan for several years. Just never the time or energy to pursue it. With Annie leaving in the Fall for college, I think the time is right. Cool, huh? I am looking forward and will post you when I get started this fall.

Maybe it will be therapeutic?


Reya Mellicker said...

When I get up and do anything (as opposed to sitting on my couch and worrying) it is always therapeutic. Sounds like a great project.

Sending love.

Linda said...

I think this would be a wonderful project! :-)

Our lives surely are a tapestry. Nice post.


Anonymous said...

I remember listening to this "cassette tape" on our famous bus trip to Colorado with Young Life. Not sure if it was the first or second summer but was 1980 or 1981 summer camp. I know we remember the funky stuff about that experience and this song brought it all back.