Let your journey begin into a little corner of the world that I call "Quiltie's".              Enjoy!


                            I awoke early, as I often did, just before the sunrise, to walk by the
                            ocean's edge and greet the new day.  As I moved through the misty
                            dawn, I focused on a faint, far away motion.  I saw a youth bending
                            and reaching and flailing arms, dancing on the beach, no doubt, in
                            celebration of the perfect day soon to begin.

                            As I approached, I sadly realized the youth was not dancing to the
                            day, but rather bending to sift through the debris left by the night's
                            tide, stopping now and then to pick up a starfish, and then standing,
                            to heave it back into the sea.  I asked the youth the purpose of the
                            effort.  "The tide has washed the starfish onto the beach; they  
                            cannot return by themselves," the youth replied.  "When the sun
                            rises, they will die, unless I throw them back to the sea."  As the
                            youth explained, I surveyed the vast expanse of beach, stretching
                            in both directions beyond my sight. Starfish littered the shore in  
                            numbers beyond calculation.  The hopelessness of the youth's plan 
                            became clear to me and I countered, "But there are more starfish on
                            the beach than you can ever save before the sun is up.  Surely you
                            cannot expect to make a difference."  The youth paused briefly to
                            consider my words, bent to pick up a starfish, and threw it as far as
                            possible. Turning to me, the youth simply said, "I made a difference
                            to that one."

                                    and that is the way of my world .....

                                                making the world a better place ...

                                                                            one quilt at a time ...

                            Making the world a better place  -  The Fishy Quilt

                            Here's another great quilt story!   Check out Vivien's Story

                            Make a Scrappy String Quilt!  
                                        It's easy!  Honest!  Scrappy String Quilt Instructions

                            I've added a new story - My Quilt

                            Going to do some Holiday Shopping?  Here's a look at how we do it in Idaho.
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