He's always been one of my favorites of the Good Guys' kids. Once, when he was about eight, he said to his mom, "Mrs. S. is almost as funny as Robin Williams!" How could I not be smitten with Ben? He's the same age as my Tom and for a while played the 'cello. He grew up in our church and was his mom's right-hand man as she produced the annual Festival of Santa Lucia during Advent. He's awfully cute, very bright, and has been highly successful in his career with a major company. He's a star.
And then he met Mia. Obviously I don't know her very well. But she must be a star in her own right to have caught Ben's attention. Ben and Mia are to be married in New England this autumn.
A few years back we had a swap that Carolyn suggested. We used black and batik fabric and made 12" Sawtooth Star blocks. But instead of using a plain six-inch square for the center, we picked blocks that we liked and made them in six-inch size. I liked the blocks so much that I'm thinking of doing this swap again, only using white for the background.
Anyway, when I got the top together, it was right around the time that Ben and Mia were getting serious about each other. And I just somehow was convinced that they would be permanent. And designated this quilt for them.
So, much happiness young friends. And thanks again, Ben, for that lovely compliment way back when . . . .