A new friend was helping me, and our conversation came to quilts, as usual in my life. She had a box of pieces she cut out 20 years ago when going through a very hard time in her life. It became a chore to work on it so she boxed it and stashed it. While moving recently, she found the pieces. She asked if I would like to have it and finish it myself. I gladly accepted her gift. Upon obtaining the box, it was a beautiful array of colors and fabrics to a double wedding ring quilt. I laid it all out and found that I could make 2 small ones, one for me and one for her. I proceeded to assemble the arcs she had begun many years ago. I finished it and took it to her, she almost cried. I told her bad times can still bring something good!! She loves the quilt and now I can finish mine. Moral of story? Never give up on something you started.