Triangle Quilt

Cara’s post on summer goals last week got me thinking about some goals I might have for the summer. I don’t have a full list like Cara does, but I did think of a few things that I’d like to get done.

One of the things I’d like to do is make a quilt and hand-quilt it. At my job, I make quilt tops all day long, but I don’t do the actual quilting. I’ve made two tshirt quilts at home, but I used my machine to quilt them both. I love the look of hand-quilted quilts. They take time and patience and dedication. I’m generally not good at discipline or following through on projects, so I’d like to challenge myself to actually hand-quilt a (small) quilt this summer.

Gramman’s 90th Birthday Letter

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When my mom was widowed at the heartbreaking age of 34, my grandparents stepped in to make sure the three of us were well taken care of. We were living in Arkansas, and they were just across the Mississippi River in Tennessee. It was about an hour and a half drive, but they traveled it often. They came not just for the holidays and sporting events, but to chop down trees and clean out gutters. They loved us and served us well.