That was the way mauma had lived her whole life.
She used to say, you got to figure out which end of
the needle you're gon be, the one that's fastened to the
thread or the end that pierces the cloth.
from The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd
(a very wonderful read)
P.S. Submitting my laurel wreath applique to the umbrellaprints
trimmings challenge was tricky business for me, requiring courage.
I was surprised and quite tickled to discover that it scored an
honorable mention from the judge.
You may read about it here.