Today I was reading an article about gathering. It was specificly about how members of my church - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints gather twice a year to received council from our leaders in Utah. The next time that I will be watching and listening and gathering to here this council is this coming weekend.
As he was describing gathering he use hobbies. I think that is very true of quilting. We gather pieces of fabric that we think with look nice together to make a finished quilt. The process is gathering - fabric, patterns, pieces, blocks.
The same is true of our friends. We want to gather them around us. To share fun things with. To support us in times of woe.
I like this term - gathering. I had never thought about it in quite this way. Especially the gathering of friends, where they be family, co-workers, quilting friends, or church friends. They definitely make me a better person.