Friday, March 06, 2015
Turns out it was the final layout, with just one or two blocks moved about. I'd posted the temporary pic on Facebook and a friend made reference to a certain popular book-into-movie and that suggested a name for this quilt. The blocks, 90 of them, finish at 6" and the border is four inches. The inspiration came from a block my friend Jan put up on Pinterest. I used some Australian fabrics I'd picked up at City Quilter back in November, some grays I'd been collecting for no particular reason, a couple of other odd things like the aqua typewriter, and a dash of Kaffe.
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Friday, March 06, 2015
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
We were friends -- really good friends -- for more than forty years. Then something happened that ended it, and there's no going back. We both know that. So there's been no contact, not even Christmas cards, for a long time. It has been nearly four years since I last saw her, and I've no idea what is going on in her life.
That last may not be true for her. I have reason to think that every now and again she pops into my blog and looks around. If I'm right, here's a message for her:
I miss you. Our shattered relationship cannot be repaired, but that doesn't mean I've forgotten the good times, the laughter, the dinners, the books, the stories, and especially the laughter. I miss you and your wonderful husband and I hope you are both well. I always appreciated your wit and your wisdom. I hope your children are still making you proud and that your grandchildren are filling your life with joy.
You have a birthday this month and if my often faulty math is actually correct, it's a major one. I hope it is a happy one. I hope you are traveling and sewing and cooking and laughing. Perhaps we'll run into each other somewhere; if that happens, I'll say -- honestly -- "It's so good to see you." I'd like to hope you feel the same.
Oh, and hug your people. You never know, do you?
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 04, 2015