I wanted to take pictures so y’all could see where I’m coming from but decided everyone would think I was the cigarette smoking, alcoholic quilter.
Well, that’s not too far from the truth. I am what people refer to when they say a character. I am as far from conventional as they come. My DD and I were driving and she pointed to a woman and said “she looks like a quilter”. So I asked, Do I look like a quilter? She said no?? What does that mean? How do you “look like a quilter? She said you either do or you don’t.
I mentioned at a guild meeting that quilting keeps me out of the bars, and cuts into my drinking time. Okay, probably not a smart tactic to win friends and influence people especially not in front of a hundred or so women and holding the microphone. But come on, it was funny!
I use humor to deflect questions. I have Spinal Cerebellar Ataxia and so it’s difficult to walk and my speech is halting. It’s also hard to keep a train of thought going.
But boy can I quilt! So what if I don’t “look like a quilter”!