Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Story of the lost quilts

I put two quilts on etsy today, click on quilt to be taken to etsy. I made this full quilt last year and had it machine quilted before moving cross country. I put my quilts in large black plastic bags to keep them clean in my move. When I unpacked I found 4 quilts missing. I gave my daughter some large clear bags that was in another black plastic bag. About two months later she called me and said "guess what I found"? She had looked in bag and found this cat quilt. My husband and son then went thorough every black plastic bag in the garage and did not find my other quilts. We finally figured out that they was either taken to the trash or given to a charity in our haste to get packed and move. Moral of story: do not put your quilts in black garbage bags for any reason.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Memorial Day Heroes.

I made this card yesterday in memory of our military. It is made with vintage drawings from WW II. Every year I buy a red poppy and usually put them in a jar in the house. Over the years I have lost them are the kids played with them and now they are gone. Two years ago I started to put them on the visor of my car. I now have two. I like looking at them in remembrance of our brave men and women when I pull down my sun visor and see the beautiful red poppies. I got the habit of buying Memorial Day poppies from my grandmother and parents who always bought a poppy each year when I was growing up. My grandmother would wear hers proudly on her dress for several days. I heard many stories about WWI and WWII and hope that one day our children will not have to hear stories of wars are even have to be in them. A beautiful poem by Moina Michael, “We cherish too, The Poppy red. That grows on fields where valor led. It seems to signal to the sky. That blood of heroes never die“.