Yesterday was gorgeous. The sunroom was full of light and warmth and all my planned activities were shelved to enjoy this. In January you bank sunny days.
Today the sun shone in my mind when I visited briefly a house in which there is love and caring and comfort. So I will consider that an applique on life. Events are like appliques on a quilt. You take a background that is simple and put bright pictures on it. You stitch them in and they become an integral part of your quilt and your life.
Think of your quilt as a story. It has a beginning; it has a middle full of events of cutting, sewing, planning, ripping, changing. And it has an end where a kitty just might enjoy the January sunshine as much as the quilt creator. So it is not such a dull, grey day after all with yesterday's banked sunshine and Italian beef stew in the oven and rosemary bread in the machine.