…where it aligns you with people, things and situations that match the energy you put out. The more you improve yourself and raise your vibration, the more you will see things that are beneficial to your well being.”
No one seems to know who actually said the above, most magically thoughtful, words (please speak up if you do!) – but they speak absolute volumes to me every time I read them!
For those that have followed me for a minute or two, you may remember a post I shared last fall following my visit to Quilt Market in Houston (it would really help if you scooted over to that post to scroll down to the applicables near the end so you can follow where I’m headed here). The long and short of it is that it was a recap post about market; all the things I’d seen, fabrics I’d order for our shop, and most importantly – the people that crossed my path, or rather aligned with my path so that it – my path – well, evolved in a way it may not have.
Are you amply befuddled in a ‘what the heck is she talking about?’ sort of way? Good. That means I’ve got your attention!
Dancing with books aside, I have learned that my best path – be it as a mom, a wife, a crafter/quilter/maker of bunnies/shop owner, or just simply a girl in this great big world – is one where there is some sense of meaning and goodness surrounding the things I do every day.
In other words, I don’t like just doing what I need to do to raise kids, be a wife or earn an income; I like for there to be some subtext to the story – that matters and gives meaning to this life. I seem to need meaning. So when I met Carrie Bloomston last fall at Market and spent time in her magical little Dreamer Collection booth,
…it wasn’t just the kind-hearted girl nor the bright GORGEOUSNESS of the fabric that has affected my path. It was the bees too. See them there in her paintings and fabric in the photo? See the little tear-drop-shaped bamboo thingy there on the table? That’s a Mason Bee house – and if you took a sec to skim my recap post, you’ll know a little more about what I’ve learned over the months since Fall Quilt Market: Bee populations worldwide are declining at alarming rates due to pesticide use, parasites, and climate change. They need our help!
Oh – and this! I also want to share my latest finished quilt project.
Lastly, Dreamer is now available in Serendipity Woods Shop and in honor of bees and the aforementioned need to matter in this big world we call our home, we’re proud to announce that we’ll be contributing 10% of the profits from ALL Dreamer fabrics in our shop to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Say it with me, dear Woodsians: Save the Bees! Sophie and I promise to keep you posted with how our bee care progresses 🙂