Both of my kids leave for Nashville, TN today for a week. They are competing on the national level of FCCLA – Family, Communities, and Career Leaders of America. They are representing Michigan. Who cares how well they do??? They are going to have a ball. It’s great that they are going together with their teacher because with Eric leaving for college in 6 weeks. It should be packed with lots of fun memories. They are so close; Chelsey is really going to miss him this fall.
I’m left home alone with just Don …. And Ransom…That’s not so bad either.
Time to change quilts around again.
This one will hang in the kitchen/breakfast area. When I saw the pattern at Thimbleberries club I thought—ugly quilt, I’m going to pass. But I saw a friend with it and it reminded me of summers at my Grandmother’s. It kinda spoke to me so I had to make it. She was a neat lady. She always kept a vinyl tablecloth on the kitchen table that looked just like the print of big red flowers in the border.
They grew watermelons, and she canned and froze every vegetable under the rainbow. I think of her every time I look at it. Hey – she quilted too.
So what makes you pick out a quilt pattern? Is it because of a season, a holiday, or a technique you want to practice?
I guess because I don’t get to quilt a lot, it always this sacred process of what the quilt means or what it reminds me of. Since I only get to quilt in little ‘spurts’, it’s got to have meaning to carry me over to completion.
1. Evening drives with Don.
3. Sprinklers watering the lawn
4. Cinnamon Jelly beans