We were fortunate enough to live next door to my Mother's parents. I loved them both and often found myself wandering over to their home to listen to some stories and sip on a 'coke a cola' (what I called it and still do). Grandpa could tell stories about the wild west and gun slingers and murders and all kinds of fascinating tales. Of course, Grandma would raise her eyebrow and say "Gordon! Tell a nice story" and he would. :)
When he passed, I claimed one of his flannel shirts. I wore it and hugged it and cried into the sleeves. When Grandma passed years later, I claimed one of her shirts/jackets. I often think of them and pull my memories close to my heart. They were magic.
I've worn Grandpa's shirt for so long that it has become frail. I stopped wearing it a decade or so ago, but i still pull it out every so often. Grandma's shirt is made of a heavy synthetic material and so I still wear her jacket in the fall and winter months. However, now that I've begun quilting, I'm trying to bring myself to cut up the shirts so that I can make a quilt. I know that it will prolong the life of the material, but it will be hard to separate the fibers. So, here they lie until I can find the perfect pattern that will blend the two shirts into one beautiful quilt.
Dresden CharityI've also been working on my Dresden Charity quilt. I only need to add sashing and then quilt it and it will be ready to send to a Charity. I still don't know which Charity yet? Do you have any favorites? I have to admit, I think the Dresden pattern is my favorite. Dresdens take me a long time to make, but I LOVE each step and they always turn out so pretty.
|My daughter picked purple for the sashing! I love it. :)|
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