"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Monday, May 4, 2009
I would love to say this is a quilt I made since most of my quilts are works -in-progress at the moment but this is such a treasure to me I had to share it with you. This antique quilt dates back to the late 1920's and was pieced by my dear hubby's grandmother. When I came into the family the quilt top was just sitting in a box in a closet at my mother-in-law's. I wasn't a quilter but had friends who were and I knew it had to be finished; I finished piecing the outside border and did the sandwiching with the batting and backing. This alone took quite awhile for me to do; next it was taken, to Tennessee, to a cousins home who was a very experienced quilter. She did a beautiful job on it. Once again it was sent back to my mil's and stayed there until about 5 years ago when she gave it to me. Back when I first got the quilt and worked on it I wasn't into the retro 20's fabrics but now I just love it. It has hung on the wall here in the basement and I know eventually I will have a special spot for it. The colors are still very bright and it is is wonderful shape; in fact when I originally given it 5 yrs ago, it was displayed at our county quilt show in Ca. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I would love to say that the reason I haven't been doing daily posts is because of our wonderful, warm spring weather has kept me outside but that isn't the case. We've just been getting back into our daily routine of running errands and such and I really haven't given to much thought about posting. I had hoped to be back on a normal schedule by now but alas today I need to appear for jury duty. In our county a person usually only serves for one day or at the very most three days~in any case I am quite happy to serve in this way; I just wish we didn't have to be to the courthouse by 8:00am because now I have to think about the 30 min. drive and add time in for traffic. By that statement alone you can tell we are very used to our retired life.
I hope you are having wonderful weather and the beauty of springtime has graced your area. Have a blessed day.
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 37 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 38 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.