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My Favorite Things

by

Mark Tiedeman of Quilter's Paradise


Remember all of those great songs from the classic "Sound of Music"? One of the most popular is "My Favorite Things" as it conjures up a delightful mix of images, sounds, tastes and feelings that playfully arouse the senses and imagination. We can't help but feel warm and happy as we listen to the song. I've often heard quilters say "Quilting is my therapy" (or a similar variation), and so, with a little wordsmithing, here's the quilter's version of "My Favorite Things" ...

  Quilts on a bed, on a couch or a cradle
Hung on the wall or in use on a table
Snug in a quilt by a fire crackling
These are a few of my favorite things

Fondling the fabric and hunting for treasures
Seeking unique things and delightful pleasures
Going to quilt shops all day on a fling
These are a few of my favorite things

When the pins prick
When the thread breaks
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

Perfect cut pieces and concurring colors
Sewing that glides as my needle works wonders
Retreats with friends and no phones that can ring
These are a few of my favorite things

Late night sew sessions and searching through stashes
Unfinished objects that bloom 'fore I crashes
Gifts for my friends and the love that they'll bring
These are a few of my favorite things

When the pins prick
When the thread breaks
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad
 

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