Why do we wait until Thanksgiving to say thanks? I guess we wait to be thankful for the same reason that we depend on the first of the year to awaken our resolve. This has been an amazing year, and I have much for which I am thankful.
I am thankful for my husband, who continues to encourage me to pursue quilting full time and who cheers the loudest when good things happen.
I’m thankful for the most supportive circle of friends anyone could want. We celebrate accomplishments, recognize milestones, and share the passage of time. We laugh together and we make stuff together. And while I may choose to spend time alone, I never feel alone. They are amazing people.
I am thankful for my clients, past and present. They have trusted me to create art for them that merges their wishes with my vision. I am thankful for the clients who are patient and who recognize that you cannot rush art. And I am thankful for the clients who are happy enough with their finished quilts that they want to share them with the world.
I am thankful for my students. I treasure the time we spend together. I am awed and inspired by their work and their energy.
I am thankful for the people who hire me…to lecture, to teach, to present workshops, to write articles. They make it possible for me to continue doing what I love.
This has been an amazing, wonderful year. Last year at this time I would never have predicted that this year would have been so filled with opportunity and joy.
Oh, and why this picture? (My husband took this shot last year while preparing a message for his fantasy football league.) I’m thankful for the tradition of Thanksgiving, for the reminder to say thanks. And I’m thankful for the football games that allow me time in the studio.
Last, I’m thankful that you took the time to read my blog. I appreciate it.