Karma soothes the soul…

I am beside myself in awe of how things work out sometimes.  Let me tell you about my day yesterday to illustrate:

First of all, Luke Haynes came to our guild on Thursday night and showed some of his quilts, and I found out he was teaching a class on Saturday.  I wanted to go, then another friend of mine said she was going and so I REALLY wanted to go.  However, I have to be “good” right now with the money because of some big tax bills, so I decided not to take the class.

Friday night I received a phone call from another friend who also really wanted to go to that class.  She suffers from PTSD and other anxiety issues (which I can TOTALLY relate with) and didn’t want to go to the class alone, so she offered me a ticket if I would go with her.  I took her up on it knowing I can return the favor somehow later in the year.

So I was able to take a class I was truly interested in with good friends, and got to hang out and sew with Luke all day in a gorgeous light-filled studio.  It was fabulous.  We learned a fun technique of piecing together an interesting top from old clothing to serve as a background for some imagery that will be appliqued on top before quilting.  Working with Luke and getting his perspective on quilting was so fun and super inspiring! Here’s a picture of him at work… thanks to Brandy for the photo.

Luke Haynes Teaching at Modern Domestic  

 Here is the piece I made… and the sun shining on it -can’t explain enough how we love the sun here in Portland.  I love how it came out so far:

To finish my story…  I had a blast spending the day with my new friends!!  For lunch three of us went to a great little lunch spot called Helsers and I had smoked salmon hash… it was super tasty, but I couldn’t finish it.  So I put it in a to go box and was carrying it back to Modern Domestic thinking to myself “I can’t bring this smelly salmon into that gorgeous sewing studio” and just as I was thinking it, a homeless woman asked us for spare change.  I had just spent the rest of my cash, so I didn’t… but asked her if she was hungry.  She said the only thing she was hungry for was salmon and potatoes!!!!    We could hardly believe it.

Then later that night when I was home and sleeping, a drunk homeless man came to our door and was ringing the doorbell at 4:30am.  My husband went down and instead of getting angry about being awakened, he gave the man a blanket when he asked for one.

I know it’s not a huge deal to most, but since I can’t do much financially at times ~ it makes me feel so good when we can help someone in need!!  Especially when others are so kind in sharing with me. 

4 Replies to “Karma soothes the soul…”

  1. A very inspiring day, it sounds like, Gail! So glad you were able to take the class, and how awesome of you to pass along your good fortune to others in turn. A total class act!

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