There are some great quotes about patience. I was surprised to find there is more to the title of today’s post:
“Patience is a virtue, Possess it if you can, Seldom found in woman, Never found in man.”
“All good things come to he who waits.”
“The secret of patience is doing something else in the meanwhile.”
“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.”
“Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.” (This one explains me to a "T" - ask Mr. Squash - LOL)
Where is this leading, you ask? This past Saturday while at the Squash House I needed a little break. There is one quilt shop in town, so I thought I would practice some more retail therapy. The first thing I saw when walking in the door were charm packs of Wonderland. Thanks to this great post by Stephanie, I just had to have some - and two popped into my basket!
I wandered around some more and found a half-inch Clover Bias Tape maker. I’d misplaced mine some time ago and my local shops always seem to be out of them. Nothing else really appealed to me (well, there were LOTS of things, but why buy something big only to pack it away again), so I stepped up to the counter to pay. I waited, and waited, and waited for someone to take my money, but no one came. The one employee was helping someone in the back pick out a vacuum cleaner bag. So I started looking a little closer around the checkout counter and on the wall behind I saw a small sign that said "All Bernina Feet and Accessories 50% Off”. Holy smokes - my patience DID pay off! The selection was small, but there were two feet I wanted - the 7 groove pintuck foot and the wide gathering foot! Anyone who owns a Bernina knows how expensive the feet can be!
I’ll leave you today with another photo from Bennington Lake. This is especiallly for Pam who commented yesterday that she hadn’t seen an Osprey for years - this is one of two who were fishing for dinner over the lake. Click on the photo for a better look.