Monday, July 21, 2014

July 21

And I thought June went by fast ?   Unreal how fast this month went.  I really want time to slow down..... I can't keep up.  Remember that saying "The faster I go, the behinder I get."  How true.

I went to a visitation today to say good-bye to a long time family friend.  Ruth celebrated her 100th birthday last February.  I had known this lady all my life.  I remember her coming to visit my grandmother, they would visit and have a little lunch and coffee.  I even remember her mother. (I really am not that old, I just have a good memory of things that took place 50 plus years ago.)
I remember going to her apartment a few years ago... I went to see a quilt that she had pieced the Dresden plates many years before.. And she was working on sewing them onto blocks it to get it finished... She didn't know it at the time, but her daughter-in-law was going to quilt it and surprise her with it at a birthday party.
That quilt was there today and the story about that quilt -it was 40 years in the making- was written in her hand writing telling the story of that quilt.
In recent years I have come to know her daughter, and 2 of her daughter-in-laws. I see them from time to time because 2 of them are quilters.... amazing how quilting weaves it's way into our lives and into our memories.

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