Wednesday, May 02, 2007
I wanted to take a picture to prove to myself and everyone else that I’ve been quilting. It’s not completed, but it’s progress. OK, the first thing most people would do is look at the top of the screen, to check and see whose journal this is because this photo is definitely not the ‘typical’ quilt for me. It’s from the first quilt shop I ever went to, the Country Peddler in Minneapolis. It’s since closed, but if you’re like me you always remember that first quilt shop. They had a quilt similar to this one, sitting in a corner next to a watering can. Definitely patchwork, but the quilt was simply squares joined together. The fabrics were mostly small floral and there was a bin to purchase 5 inch squares. Every square reminded me of my grandmother. She always wore what she called “dusters” in the morning for breakfast and doing the morning chores. They were light cotton robes, but she never called them robes--- they were dusters. In the winter, they were heavier and she called them housecoats. The squares could have been patterns right out of those dusters, I just loved them.
What will I do with this quilt?—I’m finally finishing it (it’s been pieced for about 10 years) and thought about using it as a palette for my Sunday school kids for bible stories, and then there’s always the porch swing on the back porch, we’re still having chilly days. I’ll take the low 60’s instead of below freezing we were having a month ago.
What’s been going on? We had a fun visit with my MIL and SIL. There’s never enough time to do the things you want to do. Eric will be home for the summer on Friday. Can you believe he’s got a year behind him already? The summer job for him is waiting “in the wings”.
Don’s a black belt in Tae kwon do and he’s helping test some high school kids for their black belts tonight--- that’s probably why I got a few stitches in. Chelsey‘s battling a cold and pouring it into the school books, catching up from missing classes, not always easy.
Lots of “number crunching” at work, but it keeps my mind from wandering and it seems like I get to come home sooner…..
Lunch with Chelsey
Hugs in the afternoon