My thought was to make some mug rugs, maybe a few snack mats or such. Little did I know what I would find when I did.
I don't believe in coincidences. I use to, but age has given me a different view. I believe things happen for a reason. People enter your life when you need them, and each act sends ripples though the universe that return to you in some way. This fabric entered my life at this time because I needed to read all the wonderful words written on it. Now, I need to share them and pass them on.
Be Yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.
Take Chances. Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Be Spontaneous. All growth is a leap in the dark, an unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
Let Go. We must be willing to let go of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Be Unstoppable. Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice in the corner saying I'll try again tomorrow.
Be Legendary. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a dream--realize it. Life is love, enjoy it.
These are my favorites, and I have claimed one for my 2017 focus. I want a larger banner than last year.
Now it is two days later......I began writing this post and life reared its head to stall me.....in the form of my brother who needed some TLC attention after some out patient surgery. (Why do they call it that...surgery is surgery. You cut anything in my body, you invade my space and send my life into a tail spin.) He is better now and I am thankful for that. I am doing better too and looking forward to stitch removal on Monday. But I digress and on to my point.
Remember I said those ripples come back to you in some way.
Insight: I believe things happen for a reason. People enter your life when you need them, and each act sends ripples though the universe that return to you in some way.
One of my ripples returned yesterday morning in an email. I am getting a wonderful get well/birthday gift next week, and just in time to use the technique on my focus banner. I do hope you are intrigued, and will return to see what focus I chose and what I want to do with it.
I want to use several but one must do......hummmmm, that leaves a lot of bits of fabric to share. I know a couple of people I intend to palm off a sentiment to, but that leaves enough to offer up a gift to a few followers. So seven followers---lucky 7---- will get picked from the comments and I will send a bit of fabric with sentiment to you. Comment on this post between now and Monday the 12th. I will pick 7 on Tuesday. Tell me your focus sentiment for 2017, if you have one. Be sure your email is included in comment if you are a "no reply blogger". Now....go sew. Happy stitching.