We now find ourselves with the potential for a complete change in direction for our future. We don't know what the future looks like. We have yet to see that picture. I cannot reveal the details that brought us to this point of life, but I can say that the past several weeks have involved lots of waiting. Waiting as other people did their jobs and made decisions regarding our situation. The next step has been taken and we now wait... again.
If you really know me you KNOW that I LOVE to spend time in my sewing room creating, sewing, and quilting. I use the time as therapy. But the last few weeks rocked me so badly that I could not even muster up the energy to make it into my sewing room, let alone create something in there.
In the past there have been times when I would comment on the amount of discarded pieces of fabric or paper in the trash can in my sewing room. It has been used as a sort of gauge as to whether it was a "good" week or a "sad" week. This past Tuesday as Dave and I gathered up the garbage to take out my comment was "Oh, this was a REALLY pathetic week." (There was one discarded tissue.) He looked me in the eyes and said, "It is time. Get back in there and create. You need to make a quilt and it needs to represent something about time in the desert."
I thought about it... I thought about the past weeks and the amount of time we both have spent in prayer, study and in Scripture. There were several key scripture verses that we have clung to in this desperate time. I went to my stash. I pulled out a fat quarter that had Scriptures of hope printed on them. I then went and pulled out fabric that represented the mono-chromatic colors of the dessert. This is what came about...