This past weekend two of my grandchildren came to stay with me, Noah is nearly 11 and Sophia is 6. I love to see them because soon they will grow too old for their “Nana.” Although, the children gave me a small handmade item last year to prove that will NEVER happen.
When Sophia was a baby I designed this cheerful and bright quilt for her. The white background is free-motion quilted in pink thread with lots of daisy-like flowers. It still hangs on her bedroom wall.
When Noah was just a “little guy” I made this Noah’s Ark quilt for him. It was one of the very first quilts I ever made. The animals and Noah are all done with piecing. I thought I’d never finish it. Some of the animals have corded tails that hang down and the giraffe has a 3D mane. His quilt is safely tucked away in the closet. I understand. While it served its purpose many years ago, I think Noah needs a quilt for an “older guy” now.
And last, but never least, is this twin size quilt I made for Haley who is now 8 years old. It was my first large size quilt and first appliqued quilt. The hearts are free-motion quilted with feathers in a heart motif and the background is stippled. While the colors look muted in this old photo, it is bright and cheerful as well. The border is a lovely floral with gold etchings. Her quilt has been washed often and loved much. I would like to see her have a new quilt as well.
But, alas, my last little grandson, Max, who is nearly five has never had a quilt made for him. I need to put this on my high priority list.
However, I suppose I should finish that wedding quilt that I have been working on first. Perhaps I should quit that full-time job I have and really retire. I have enough fabric in my stash to quilt at least until I am 102 years old!! Isn’t that a wonderful thought? Hmmm.
I will have to think about that. Last night I had dinner with a friend who also works full-time and she really inspires me with all the artwork she accomplishes. She is amazing; I don’t know how she does it. We had so much fun. Maybe with the economy, I’ll just work a little longer and try to fit more in to my days, like Marjorie.