You may recall that I have been waiting somewhat patiently for our sweet Hanna to arrive. Her projected date of arrival was May 6th. Her Daddy's birthday is May 8th and he had hoped that she might be willing to share his day. I had secretly hoped that she might arrive a little early... like April 29th to share the day with MY Dad, even though he has been celebrating his birthday in heaven for the past 8 years.
Why have I not mentioned her grand arrival??? How could it possibly slip my mind??? All I can say is I have NO idea, other than it seems that every waking moment of my time at home has been devoted to quilting.
Which is exactly what I had on my agenda for yesterday afternoon... Mother's Day. Dave and I took a walk after I sandwiched and marked the custom t-shirt quilt for my friend Sue. Upon our return we saw a car full of kids running toward us from the driveway. Heather and the entire crew made the 1-1/2 hour drive to surprise me. My heart was absolutely bursting with joy!
I continue to move forward, though it may seem slow at times because I am bouncing back and forth on quilts. I keep reminding myself that I really am moving forward, on multiple projects, not just one!
Do you see that t-shirt quilt with the Marines block on it? That's the Remembering Papa Ray quilt... My custom labels arrived on Friday and it is ready to be washed and delivered to a baby shower on Saturday... of course, I will be passing through Pueblo so another visit with Heather and the grands will be necessary.
My friend Sue will be at that same shower and that is why my goal for the week is finishing the TOPS quilt. During The Inquiring Quilter's Saturday Sew-in I was able to get the sashing strips done and border on. If you haven't joined her virtual sew-in sessions, you are missing out. Each week she encourages interaction by offering questions for people to answer. The topics range from seasonal quilts, to family; from favorite techniques to holiday celebrations. Participants from around the world join in. Check it out!
If there is any time left after finishing this one I will quilt the little cowboy quilt for my customer.
One reader questioned what was in the alternating blocks... those are cowboy boots with a hat resting on top of them. 👢
How did you spend your Mother's Day?
Some of the most recent Mother's Days have been some of the hardest for me. Dave and I (nor my parents) have never really celebrated "hallmark holidays" and I certainly don't go out of the way to make the day special in celebrating my own Mom on just one day. I won't go into detail about all of this because I don't want to dwell on them or bring anyone down. I But THIS one? This one almost made up for the roughest ones I have had and sent them running into the shadows.
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