Every once in a while, your path in life crosses with someone else and the 30 minutes or so that you visit with them, about once a year, they impact your life in a positive way.
Ten years ago, a guy was walking past our house with his son and our new puppy attempted to tag along on their walk. They brought her back and we struck up a conversation with him. Tony... Tony the truck driver is how Dave has referred to him over the years. (Yes, we do know his last name.) Tony is an interesting guy and we always enjoy when he stops by, which is usually about once a year.
Tony added us to his Christmas card/letter mailing list a few years ago, and we have gotten to know him and his (large) family... They live in Waco, TX and he is a mover. He and one of his youngest sons were in the area and they came by last night. Our conversations have grown longer and they are still just as enjoyable as the first one was. Each one of his children that have accompanied him on his visits is just as pleasant to be around.
Interesting circumstances that allowed our paths to cross. Knowing that Tony is a Christian brother is what makes our time together so enjoyable. We met him when we were wandering in a deep valley and just beginning to navigate our way on a new path. Dave had just recently left his position as professor of gunsmithing and we were working on improvements to the former-barn-turned-shop where Nolan Quality Customs is now housed. He has watched the growth of our business and has prayed for us, just as we pray for him. Tony has a light that seems to shine through... And Dave and I are well aware of the source of that Light.
This week's mini-quilt ~ #20/52 ~ was supposed to be a Cathedral Window... my experiment, again, didn't quite turn out as I had planned, (that is what happens when you don't follow a pattern, lol) but what's not to love about a stained-glass window? The chain stitching really helped to redefine the windows.
We are off camping... there was a small change in our plans because of rain, so we chose a different location. I'll be finishing another block for our Camping Journal quilt. Specifically, a stained-glass window block to represent our visit to the Cathedral in Beaumont, Texas during our spring camping trip.
I have selected several fabrics that were dyed using the eco-printing method.
I'll likely revisit the Cathedral Window mini quilt idea in the near future using a different method...
This brings us to Sew & Tell ~ May 22, 2023... This week's randomly selected feature is Cheree from The Morning Latte where she shared her progress on the "Opening Day" quilt.
It is now your turn! Join Sew & Tell... the link will be open through Friday evening.
Let your light shine bright and keep piecing!
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PS... I don't think I ever shared the cross I made with shells and driftwood! It is on display on our back patio. ♱