“And what is the use of a book…without pictures or conversation?”

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the riverbank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversation?”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll, 1865

Now, first of all, let me get one thing straight.  I like books.  Like a lot.  As in, I have hundreds of books, which I consider to be an impressive collection for someone in their twenties.  In today’s world of e-readers and iPads, it’s easy to forget about the simple pleasure of reading a good book.  So, as I was reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, I began to draw a parallel from Alice’s adventures to my own adventures in learning the art of quilting.

There are times when pieces are a too small or too large, times when you become as mad as a hatter, or you’re running late for a very important date (thanks to the distraction quilting can provide).  Like Alice, my adventures in fabricland have had their ups and downs.

So,  just as you would snuggle up with a good book on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I encourage you to read on and learn about my own adventures in fabricland…I know I sure will! Certainly, there’s to be a lot of pictures and a lot of conversation along the way too!

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