We are all master of something, though sometimes we are too coy or modest to claim the title. Writer, quilter, parent, horseman...something. Whether a lifetime project or something we can do in an hour, that mastery will show through because we can't not be a master.
That said, I'm reminded by this card there is always something new to tackle and the next thing I want to master is machine quilting. Some samples by fellow Washington women: Elizabeth Spannring Karen McTavish
My cancer surgery is next Wednesday; regardless how that goes, by Friday or Saturday I will be at the MQX show being held in Portland for the first time. I can hardly wait to walk amongst the master works and be awed, inspired, energized. (edited to add 10/22/11, I did arise and walk and other than fresh air it was pointless. This was a market for long arm machines with precious few quilts which were stuck in the back and displayed on the most gruesome soul sucking green background you could imagine. 0 stars unless you were looking to test drive a machine or take a class)
Methinks it is a token of healthy and gentle characteristics, when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1864
The cards open previously closed doors to my own heart with their merciless quest for the truth, nothing but the truth. They flay the soul and make me say thank you afterward. Each hour spent with my cards is a new lesson to be learned. Viva la Journey.