What do you do when facing adversity? It is tempting to give up, to run in the opposite direction. I tend to double my efforts and muscle my way through. We all face adversity and face it often, though in various degrees. The adversity can be health issues, family or community issues, financial troubles, global situations or just plan situational issues.
Thread Painting Sue
Speaking of situational issues, doesn’t Sue look positively relaxed in this artwork I am creating? It is an interpretation of a photo taken of her by her husband. Sue was sitting on a beach on a small, uninhabited island several miles off the coast near Boston. They had stopped there to forage for berries. The plan was to spend an enjoyable few hours and then head back home. Instead just about everything that could go wrong, did. The short version is they were stuck on the island overnight, with dropping temperatures and a wild rain storm. Fortunately, they made it home the next day thanks to a passing fishing boat and the Coast Guard.
Several readers of my blog have asked who is Sue? She was my college roommate. What I admire about Sue is her determination, her pull up her sleeves attitude and her willingness to face adversity. What I love about the picture and why I asked for permission to interpret it, is just how content Sue looks. If I hadn’t shared the story you would have no idea that their nightmare on the island had already begun.
The 2024 Rainbow Scrap Challenge is officially here. It’s a joy to see the different approaches everyone who takes up the challenge uses. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do this year, so I turned to Pinterest, last fall and started collecting inspirational rainbow scrap images. I’m not sure if this counts as adversity, but it will definitely be a challenge. I’ve decided to make a queen size quilt for our bedroom this year. Consequently, I need 255 blocks. That adds up to 510 string pieced HST. What was I thinking? Was I even thinking?
Hurrah! I finished the last of the 34 of the dark green triangles are finished! Therefore, I am able to work ahead and begin adding the first black strip of the black and white central sections.
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