If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ Dalai Lama
This towel was going to be a gift for the kind woman, Cheryl Wilfong, who introduced me to meditation at a time when I needed it most. She shared her skill and loving kindness each morning and afternoon with a small group of appreciative vacationers.
I began to stitch. The colors looked great, I had used 2 layers of stabilizer on the bottom and solvy on the top, and I was smiling when I took my hoop from the machine. That is, until I began to tear the stabilizer from the back of the towel. One of them was a CUTAWAY! If I tugged and pulled, I could get some of it from around the back of the block, but there was no getting the stabilizer from between the words and letters. Sigh.
So I will keep this towel, and do another for Cheryl. I may revise it a little. I will be reminded of Katherine Graham's quotation from a previous post. And I will think back to my morning meditations, where I concentrate and attempt to be mindful of the moment. Maybe I can learn to slow down, not multitask and hurry, and be mindful of what I am doing in the moments seated in front of my Bernina!