Encouragement for the Sewing Room


The last couple of days have been rough ones. I could have sworn that today Monday had come back to haunt me. Machines have been having problems projects aren’t working quite like they’re supposed to. All in all I left the sewing room this afternoon a little discouraged. I know I’m not the only quilter who has days like this. I have always loved poetry and it’s one of the things I turn to when I have times like this. I found one this evening called You Mustn’t Quit that I’d like to share for anyone who may need a little pick-up.

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest! if you must – but never quit

Life is queer, with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won if he’d stuck it out
Stick to your task, though the pace seems slow –
You may succeed with one more blow

Success is failure turned inside out –
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt –
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.

I hope that someone can get the same encouragement out of this that I have. Sometimes you just need to keep yourself going until you get it right. I’ll try again tomorrow and hope that I have something to share with all of you by the end of it. Who knows I might just break out a new project to cheer myself up. I have a Joel Dewberry design roll that I’ve been hearing calling out to me the last week or so.


About jsoosay

I have been working with all kinds of needlework projects for 10 years. I'm always looking for inspiration and new ideas to try out. Quilting is my favorite medium for my creativity but I like to take time for various other forms of needlework.

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