It can be over whelming when one discovers that their hobby has become a god to them. It takes over and wants you to put everything and everyone else aside. Quilting has almost become that god to me, but I realized what was happening and have looked with a new eyes at my priorities to God, Family, Others and yes Hobbies (mainly quilting). We can try and justify the numbers of hours we spend on our hobbies, well I am making gifts, saving us money. How about this one, it is keeping me busy and out of trouble. All the while the things we should be doing are brushed aside for the sake of our god, the hobby. I know my Heavenly Father gave me the talent for hand appliqué, but how I use that talent should be to glorify my Heavenly Father not myself. I do not plan on giving up on appliqué or hand quilting but I do plan on putting it back into it’s proper place in my life. I pray that the quilts I make will show God’s love, beauty and warmth. I have had plenty of time in the last week to reflect on this. This week and next week I will be pampering my right wrist, I have a touch of tendinitis.