“I cannot count my day complete ’til needle, thread and fabric meet.” Taking time to relax and quilt on my baby quilts should be part of my daily routine.
Mental health in one stitch, or two or more is what this quote is telling me. Since most of my day was spent on the doing what I have enjoyed for 38 years. The one that pays the bills, that is teaching of our young men and women in 5th grade.
Yet by the end of my day of school yesterday, I knew for sure two very important lessons that this teacher had forgotten. One, I had worn the wrong shoes. The other, I needed to go to bed earlier. Since 5th graders tend to have a lot of energy and to be effective in the classroom as a teacher, you need to be able to be ahead of them, not merely keeping up with your students.
Therefore, my hand quilting on my baby quilts, when I sat down at the end of the day, was a great consolation and relaxation. My day was complete.