I'm now clocking in at more than a year in progress with this quilt. Part of me loves it, part of me feels trapped by it. And part of me knows my bad attitude has a lot to do with the snotty cold I just caught in the dead of summer. Bleh!
So for the last two I haven't been feeling well enough to get on the machine, so I've turned again to hand piecing hexies on my red chaise lounge in front of the window. This is now, officially, my favorite place to sit and stitch in the house:
|Perfect spot in the sun, and I can watch the chickens peck around the yard from the window. Perfect!|
What I find fascinating about these talks is how far they range in topic from changing the world through guerrilla gardening in South Central LA, to the incomplete image we get from supermodels, to how to prepare for Alzehiemers disease.
Listening to these talks is fun and entertaining, but behind the scenes, I feel my brain chewing on these ideas. I love listening to the TED radio hour, which combines several TED talks into an hour long program with extra interviews with the speakers. It's so fascinating to learn even more about these people and how their lives have changed, or what more they have learned after giving their speech.
So if you're looking for something to listen to while you're quilting, consider downloading the TED or NPR app to your tablet or phone, or you can download episodes singly to any MP3 player or burn a CD.
What I love the most after listening to several talks in a row is the pervasive optimism that each speaker brings to their talk. Everyone is excited and happy to share, and even if what they are sharing is a relatively depressing subject, they still manage to end with a positive note of hope.
Overall I can sum it up to this: change is possible. I can't think of a more positive message!
So what have you been up to this week? Let's dig into some gorgeous quilting!
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