Sunday, March 4, 2012


“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.” 
Leap Day every four years has a special place in my "decade plus" diary. It has a whole page and there are only three entries. Leap Day 2012, however, was not a great day for me. I learned that our beloved local quilt shop partners, Jim Helms and Bob Silverman, had left The Joyful Quilter for the adventures of caring for family and for whatever the quilting universe has in store for them. Susan Pettengill, store owner, continues to bring all that The Joyful Quilter is and has always been to the area with, yes, JOY!