Sunday, October 5, 2008

The simplicity of quilting

It has been a quiet weekend due to being unwell but it has been productive, despite sitting quietly. I have been moving on with my quilting, it has been very enjoyable and relaxing. The children have been watching David Copperfield, a beautiful adaptation of Dicken's novel. I'm loving Maggie Smith as Betsie Trotwood, she is simply masterful in her role!

I've discovered something else. Quilting is very conducive to quiet, meaningful time. While I sit in the lounge to quilt, the Miraculous Medal Mobile is a gentle, slowly turning reminder to me...and I find myself saying as I sew, "Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee."

So in a way, there are prayers threaded through the stitching, for all the intentions on my mobile. This is a lovely discovery for me.

3 comments:

Purpleflowerpatch said...

You're right about the meditative mood of quilting - it slows me down and every stitch becomes a prayer. I'm thrilled you now have this craft to add to your beautiful talents!
I agree about Maggie Smith, she is brilliant as Betsy!

Mary Ellen Barrett said...

May I say that your quilt is so very lovely and inspirational. I think you have an heirloom in the making there. Please keep us updated on your progress.

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

That's so beautiful about your Miraculous Medal mobile, Anne!