stress relief


I don’t write much here about what I do in service to my church– partly because I don’t want to be all, “Look how nice I am,” because a lot of what I do should be kept confidential, and also because I’m not in this position because I campaigned or earned it, but because I was asked to and feel like that’s what Heavenly Father needs me to do. But, the load is getting heavy and today has been a crappy day.

We have a welfare system which is amazing a very inspired, and so as Relief Society President it is part of my job to assess the needs of people in our ward and help order the food and stuff they need. A truck comes from the Bishop’s Storehouse in Columbus every other Tuesday. Anyway, I sent one of my counselors to the truck devlivery today because I wasn’t feeling up to lifting and loading, and 8 families’ orders weren’t on the truck! I started writing this in frustration and bewilderment, not knowing what to do, but now we’ve figured out that there wasn’t enough postage on the order forms, that they didn’t get there in time, but that copies of them have been found, people can head up to Columbus to get the missing food and it will all be okay.

As I was sitting here near tears because 8 families were going to have to be without food and it was probably somehow my fault, my e-mail inbox dinged and I had a message from Denyse to make me smile.

I wasn’t sure it was okay to post pictures of her new fabirc line, but she said it was just fine to start the buzz. The fabrics she designed are so fun– with her great color sense and vintage charm. Here’s the picture I took at her studio:


But even better is the picture she just sent me of “Flea Market Fantasy”


I sure can’t wait to get my hands on those browns and blues, how ’bout you guys?! Okay, the orangey yellows and greens are great too… Keep your eyes peeled in the quilt stores this spring/ summer :)

7 thoughts on “stress relief

  1. I just stumbled upon your website and had to say that it is absolutely beautiful. The Denise Schmidt workshop looks like so much fun and all the projects you made from the book turned out so cute, and your books are lovely. You’ve got some serious talent there. I’m currently chugging away through the big zig in secret and boy are those zigs getting tiresome. Anyway I just wanted to say hi and say you are my new quilting hero.

  2. Hi! I took a pretty good picture of you and Denyse! What a great day we had. Denyse was beautiful and inspiring and it was nice to share a work table with you. Lots of fun was had, and now I’m going to make some of the projects from the book. I can do this.

  3. I’m so excited to see the prints will be in a selection of colors! Thanks for sharing so much about your trip.

    And I’m glad things worked out for the most part with the Bishop’s Storehouse. It such a blessing to so many people.

  4. Aaaawww. Honey, I’ve been there. No – I’m there. I’m RS President, too, and I don’t talk about it, either. We’re too far from a storehouse (4 hours) to use it much, but in a way I’m lucky – it’s cheaper to just go get groceries.

    Thanks for showing the Denise Schmydt fabrics! They’re wonderful!

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