Wednesday, May 26, 2010
World MS Day : National MS Society
I'm using today as a holiday...no cleaning or worrying about stuff that needs to be done (like fixing the fence out back or getting the cats to the vet for their shots due next week.) Today I am going to put some music on and rev up the sewing machine...who cares about finished I just want to see fabric flying!
Within my own quilting group here in Augusta there are two of us with MS and at least three who have family members with the disease. Online there are several of us who both quilt and manage the daily "aggravations and challenges" of being a fiber artist with a disease that tries to take away movement, vision, and energy....I've compared it to sitting down to quilt with the wrong prescription sunglasses on after running a summer marathon. But we do it (and many do it really, really well!)
So here is to the quilters with MS who keep on stitching and all those around them that helping them to keep the pieces together!