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Quilting Is "Sew" Good for the Soul

Welcome to my turn on the Hope Quilts blog hop.  Thanks to Sarah Marcina from The Quilted Diary for coming up with such a great theme and hosting this event.  She will also be hosting a Hope For Tomorrow quilt along in January, so make sure to check that out on her website   www.quilted-diary.com . Life is full of difficulties and heartaches.  We all know that all too well, and this year especially has made that reality front and center for most of us.  The challenge is to not be consumed by the bad things, but to remember that life is also full of good things.  We have to find ways to deal with the stress and lift our spirits to keep looking ahead.  There are a couple of ways that I cope with tough times.  One is that I pour out my hurts and concerns to God in prayer.  No one understands me and comforts me like the Lord does!  He has not only pulled me through hard times, but He has used those hard times to make me a better person.  The other way I cope is to sit at my sewing machine

Hope Quilts blog hop

It's a new month (is it really December already??) and there's a new blog hop going on this month that I think you will really enjoy.  The theme is "Hope Quilts" and it's all about special quilt projects that have helped individuals get through difficult circumstances.   As quilters, we know how therapeutic working on a quilt can be.  Research has shown that quilting lifts our mood, exercises our minds, provides social interaction and makes us feel productive.  It teaches us new skills and motivates us to keep learning.  It also gives us a way to help and comfort others.  There's something so wonderful about giving one of your lovingly made quilts to a grateful recipient.  Quilting is definitely a work of heart! Each of the bloggers in this blog hop will be sharing their own special stories about the quilts they have made that have special significance to them.  It will be an encouraging and uplifting time that will hopefully inspire you on your own quilting j