Tomorrow is a new journey for me. After leaving my friends and family in the Vancouver/Portland area, I felt like a small collapse in my life. The first few months were hard to get by, missing my friends on a daily basis and wishing if I could only just attend a single guild meeting, I would be good for a moment.
Although I still miss my beloved friends, that moment has surpassed me; just now! This moment, as I think about all the things I have accomplished just since being here in Bakersfield. The new found respect I have for people as well as myself for that matter.
Tomorrow starts a new chapter, our first official guild meeting! We have met the locals, held a meet and greet and after much hard work, and the help of our local quilt shops, as well as a few online friends like Meg and Jen. We have done it! My email is exploding with people here in Bakersfield excited about our group, excited about meeting us, and excited about modern quilting. Some emails that were received tonight just by some locals that I have never met, have brought me to tears (with Joy of course) It's truly is amazing how quilting can bring a community together. I am so proud to be a part of this, and I think God brought me here for a reason. Some days I may not understand that reason, but I know it was well thought out before I got here.
Happy Sewing My Friends