Many times I feel sorry for myself in my loneliness and become envious of many of my friends who still have their spouses and/or also have wonderful relationships with their children and grandchildren. I feel for the most part that I'm way down on the priority lists of my boys (and so often mothers don't have as close a relationship with their sons as they do with their daughters) and that makes me sad. But I try to stop and think about what I have to be grateful for. I do have a home, warmth and shelter from the weather. I have food and clothes and really all that I need. But those things cannot take the place of a spouse, one that you love and know is always there for you, someone who'll drop everything and go wherever it is you want to go. I need to remember all that I've had and all that I still have and give thanks with a grateful heart.
I was going to refold this one as I was pretty sure it was getting badly creased and I was right. But instead of just refolding, I decided to hang it for awhile because I LOVE it. I knew I'd done it a number of years ago but didn't think it was THAT long!!! 2007! I made this one for one of our guild quilt shows as our challenge had to do with Dear Jane blocks. It was magnificently quilted by Susan Corbett but pretty sure it didn't win a ribbon. Hopefully after it's hung awhile, some of those creases will disappear and THEN I will wrap it on one of those swim noodles.
I saw this somewhere on the internet and fell in love!! So naturally I had to make my very own. Of course it's not going to be finished in time to use it for THIS fall season but maybe I'll remember to use it for the next (we'll see how all that works out).
I'm pretty sure it will look much better after pressing! LOL
Still, VERY SLOWLY, making progress on the Quilts of Valor. Work is to start in the morning on my master bath renovation so I've been working on getting everything cleared outta there. Trying to squeeze as much as possible into the other bathroom has taken a great deal of effort. Thank heavens that one isn't used for much except a spare so there wasn't a lot of extra stuff in there. But it doesn't have major cabinet space like the master has. Oh well, max of 3 weeks I'm told so should be OK.
But I DID manage to get one of the QOV's all sewn together. It's not pressed nor does it have a backing yet but that's OK, the top is now at flimsy stage.
If you've read my blog for any length of time, you know how many of these I've made but most were in civil war repro fabrics for Home of the Brave quilts. I had almost enough of these blocks to make two like this. Now I need to get busy and make 3 more blocks so I can put another one of these together. This one wound up about 68" x 82". Now ON TO THE NEXT!!! :-)