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Saturday, August 30, 2008
Three's a Charm!
Do you feel like you are making progress? Are you excited about the possibilities? So far the "guess ahead-ers" Aren't guessing out loud too much about what they think this is going to be! Maybe they are too busy still sewing their 388 half square triangles into 96 pinwheels *evil laugh* :cD
HERE is PART 3!
I love this picture up between the rows of tobacco! Again, look at the colors! the blue blue sky, the dark loamy earth, the yellow and green of the stalks reaching upward towards the sun. I am just so in love with color and how it plays everywhere around us. Earth doesn't tell us what colors are "in style" or "gone out" It shows us that all color goes together, and creation rejoices in the beauty of it!
And speaking of creation rejoicing, LOOK! I am enjoying the fruits of my non-labor. My PEARS! They are the bumpiest weirdest looking pears, but the meat is sweet and crisp and juicy, DELICIOUS! Is there anything better than a freshly sliced still crisp pear (don't like them mealy) sprinkled with cinnamon? I have a full tree of lumpy bumpy tough on the outside pears, and I'll do my best to eat each one!
I think there is a lesson in that. How many of us feel like lumpy-bumpy pears on the outside ourselves? However, look at the fruit on the INSIDE! GLORIOUS! Yes, Mrs Goodneedle, Life IS Good....yummy too. We all might be lumpy-bumpy pears on the outside, but what is important is the treasure within.
There are treasures in this quilt too. I want to share this one with you! See that pink/purple light square in the upper left of the 4 patch? That is a piece of the fabric from the dress I made for my 2nd date with DH. I bought it at a Ben Franklin in Meridian, Idaho in May,1981. We were engaged on July 4, 1981, and married on Aug 28, 1981. We celebrated our 27th anniversary this past Thursday.
I think all that is left of that fabric has been cut into 2" squares. Every once in a while I will unearth one as I am digging through that bin while grabbing things for leaders & enders. It's not a "pretty" fabric. It certainly wasn't top of the line, or quilt shop quality then, but it has a story. And 27 years later, here it is in my Old Tobacco Road quilt.
Maybe you have a piece of fabric that has a special memory for you. Maybe this is the time to dig it out, and piece even just ONE SQUARE into your quilt...to remind you of where you were when, and just how far you've come.
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 8:13 PM