There is a Japanese phrase that I like a lot "Okagesamade". It means
"I am what I am because of you."
Japanese will use it when speaking about accomplishments or results or small successes in life.
I am what I am because of you.
Sometimes I think I should put this as my header for this blog. I am a quilter because of other bloggers that I have visited and who visit me. True, I have quilted a lot longer than I've blogged but because of Anne and Colleen I've made bazaar quilts. Because of Tonya I've relaxed about piecing and discovered the world of wonky. Because of Bonnie I have boxes of Leaders and Enders. Because of Elaine my machine quilting has developed.
Hmm... I could start naming all my blog friends here... Julia, Shasta, Allie, Annie, Brenda Lou and "Joe" all have inspired me, encouraged me, given to me, taught me. And and I am what I am not just in quilting. My thoughts flitter to what Mrs. Goodneedle, Nancy, Callie and Meggie write about. My prayers are for Rae Ann, June and Pat.
I am what I am because of you. Thank you.