Sometimes Empty is good!
Do you make time for empty—some “down time” or “just for me” time—waiting to be filled with the joy of new experiences and new friends! Leaving some empty time in your routine is just an opportunity to put something good into your life!
Sharon is feeling good because her project box is empty! She and her sister Mary always come to our retreats with multiple boxes of projects and manage to go home with stacks of finished tote bags, cloth books, and small quilts to share with friends and family. Their friends must each have a custom tote bag for every outfit--I want to be on their friend list! Busy lady Valerie made time in her schedule for her first retreat and brought several projects—she happily contemplates their completion. Mom and daughter, Anne and Theresa, share some bonding time--creating together and celebrating with us a major health milestone.
Emptying out some of the UFO’s in our closets is a good thing—and no, you don’t even have to finish them! Laura brought a project that had stopped her and is now confidently on her way to the finish line, but not all projects have to be completed! Consider what you have learned from the experience. If you have lost interest, feel free to donate an unfinished project to your local quilt guild for completion. Guilds are eager to have quilts to complete for their charity projects, and there is always a need at the women’s shelters for these loving gifts. Emptying your closet is a great way to fill another person’s life!
Let’s hear it for EMPTY!