This has been a week of missed exits, thoughts and ideas. My thoughts have been all a jumble and my attention span even worse. I think it is the pressure of graduation preparations that someone has no interest in participating in. S. has no time for such common social practices as senior pictures, ordering invitations and such. I'm blessed with her goofy antics every time the camera comes out, and I have to say that I think that her announcements will be a true reflection of her personality. Why, oh, why do I allow the pressure of traditional photos haunt me? They would certainly not reflect the spirit that she contains, and what reason would I have in trying to normalize her? We are each meant to stand out, but it is so easy to forget that and opt to be a part of the crowd. I am so thankful that she demands to remain true to herself. Let's embrace the spotlight that we have been granted, shine our light, lighting the way for others, maybe we, too, will become more secure in my own uniqueness.
This little quilt rather resembles my paths lately. I started the string balls as part of another project and then fell in love with them on this piece of Kona Crush fabric. Love the texture! It is hand quilted with a hand dyed thread and big stitches.
Here's to embracing each moment!