Monday, June 8, 2009
Quilting Bee #12 !!!!
"Beach Quilt" by Emma How
Wow folks...a dozen...wow!!! It seems we may have some light rain today, so we are back inside for out time together today. But... the windows have been thrown open so we can hear the rain tip tapping on the metal roof and splashing in the puddles under the window. I do love the sound of the rain. I have a mix of things for you to snack on this morning... some lovely cheese and warm rolls, egg sandwiches - homemade mind you on the warmer, some homemade muffins, blueberry and almond poppy seed yummmmm & some wonderful melon chunks. As always a lovely selection of teas and coffee. I have racked a lovely summery quilt just because it fun!! A good reason for most anything. Cause it's fun!
I thought I might return to the main theme of Quilting Bees today...who we are here. In the last twelve weeks we have covered some light and some more serious topics. I want to thank each and every one of you for popping in and joining me, some of you every week!! Some of you have even posted my Bee Badge on your blogs. Every time I see one my heart smiles - well I smile all over - but you know what I mean!! I'm touched, thank you! I am still constantly amazed at what I see here.
I read an article the other day about the dangers of blogging. Well there is that, you do have to take a bit of care with what you share, content and personal information. But honestly.. isn't that life in the real world also, when you meet someone new, or interact with others at work or anywhere really? If you are always closed to others around you here or in the non internet world, how do you grow? Don't get me wrong, we have reason to take care with information, we do not have to share everything! I think most of us know what to keep to ourselves online, personal or financial information wise. Some things are better held close to the chest. Honestly it angers me that in this day and age, folks cannot share their belief system or sexual orientation without fear of persecution - but I'll save that for another post.
So.... what do we share here? So very much!! I often get asked why I blog. I think the concept is muddled by trashing blogs where people rant about work or other subject matter. Not so much here. What an amazing group of folks are here on Blogger. Honestly the diversity never fails to amaze me! Here in the community people are allowed to be themselves! With all of our faults and amazing gifts right there for the sharing. I have met oh... maybe 100 new folks since I wrote the first Quilting Bee and my feeling have not changed. This is a deeply supportive community of people. I said women in the first post, well... because only women were following me then. I do have a few brave guys following my blog now, how fun is that! I am still stunned everyday by what I read here, people supporting up each other through illness and sad event in their lives, big and small. Doing happy dances for folks with things to celebrate. Encouraging up folks life work and & gifts. May I just say...I am astounded by the talent I see here - every day! Sometimes by folks that do not even realize their gifted!! I watch folks here who have so much on their own plates, offering encouragement and guidance to others ...WOW folks! I have been blessed with all of these sweet gifts from you all. What do I get here on the blogs... blessed every day. Please share with us what you find here in the blogs!
So on our twelfth meeting let me just say... you all amaze me and I feel honored to know each and every one of you. Thank you for letting fly here in this amazing group of Quilters. Like in times past where women sat and supported each other up over a quilting rack, we meet here on these blogs for the same wonderful purpose, to share and care for each other. I hope you will join me for another twelve Quilting Bees. Hugs and Namaste, Sarah