My mum taught us not to make a scene in front of others. She used terms like‘don’t hang your dirty washing in public’ and ‘mind your Ps and Qs’. I often wondered what she meant. Understanding eventually came to me the other day when I was busy creating. (You mums out there take heart – kids eventually learn from all your nagging – it just may take many years).
Wise mother predicted what my favourite pastime would be. All along, she was teaching me that instead of venting my frustrations yelling in public I could divert that energy into Patchwork and Quilting!
So I have been happily hanging my laundry for view and not minding my Ps and Qs. This is how:
Selected some picture fabrics and hung them out on the line
Found various trimmings and selvedges with appropriate words to express myself
Sorted my home ready for stitching
Imagined myself carefree and in a tropical location
Disregarded mother’s warnings not to go into the woods today because there may be bears