Okay it was really two things.
First, Valori Wells was sitting in her booth of beautiful fabrics. At that moment she was alone. I thought what the heck. I went over, introduced myself and said I’d been “stalking” her no following her for years. Valori laughed. Following her is more to the point. I chatted with her for a bit and I visited one more time before I had to leave on Saturday. Meeting quilters that I’ve admired for years: highlight of the trip.
And I’m redirecting my personal image statement from short, fat quilter and quoting Kelly Ann. I’m fun sized! And this is brought on by this: I’m walking along one aisle. Two younger (oh dear me, yes I said it!) women were talking about how one needs to lose weight in her face and the other in her ass.
I don’t know if it was lack of sleep, tired of women deriding themselves, overwhelmed by the last few days or what. But I turned around and said, “you stop that right now, you’re beautiful just the way you are.”
Body image is something we all deal with. Our self-image is something we all deal with and many of us have a negative self-image. I like being fun-sized.