Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Simple Things

We have a small but thriving Amish community in our area.  It's not unusual to see them in their horse drawn buggies on the roads and in town.  While the adults are not very sociable (due to their religious training I suppose) their children are adorable and often make eye contact with you and flash big smiles.  Kids are kids are kids!  Their lifestyle would feel like hardship to me....I hope they are finding peace and joy in their beliefs and chosen way of life.....the simple life.  Our Amish neighbors add charm and diversity to our community and they are very welcome here.

Have you ever noticed that the simple things in life are often the most enjoyable and memorable....sleeping in on the weekend ~ an unexpected hug ~ friendly pets ~ butterflies ~ a rainbow ~ fireflies in the dark ~ a new magazine ~ ice cold watermelon ~ laughter ~ a hot bath ~ music ~ a handwritten letter ~ old friends ~ blowing bubbles ~ fireworks ~ ~ ~ I could go on and on.

Speaking of simple, the quilt I'm sharing with you today is nothing if not simple.  It's a twin size 4-point star made of feed sacks.  In places you can see black stamping on the underside of the white fabric.  Each block has blue floral sashing and there are no outside borders.  It is hand quilted and the back side and binding are solid white sack material.  It must have been used as a summer quilt because it's quilt light.  This was made by Grammy Rose.

Wherever you are I wish you a day filled with Peace & Plenty and an abundance of the simple things.

Blessings, Barb

1 comment:

  1. I love the Amish...we visit Berlin, Ohio several times a year and also Lancaster, PA occasionally...I love reading Amish novels...I sometimes yearn for that simple life...thanks again for sharing, Carol