The song “My way” was originally written and composed as “Comme d’Habitude” (“As Usual”) by Jacques Revaux and Gilles Thibault. Canadian singer Paul Anka re-wrote the original French song for Frank Sinatra, subtly altering the melodic structure and changing the lyrics to become “My Way” thus becoming the classic we know today.
With what has happened to this song since its inception - the changes in melodic structure, lyrics and meaning – is reminiscent to the journey that many a beginner embarks on with their first quilt. Toward the end of last year Bev, Ellie (absent in the photo), Kath and Jodie each began such a journey with their beginner quilt project created by Sarah Ashford. They were given the same pattern and fabric range with the tuition being facilitated by the same person each time they met. Each has seen this activity as a form of artistic self-expression enabling them to confidently acknowledge and publicly sing “I did it my way!”