Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Ever since I found out we are going to have a little one around here soon, I have been interested in learning to quilt. I remember growing up that my sister had a beautiful Cathedral Window quilt and I remember lying on the bed looking at all the individual ‘windows’. We would try to figure out what some of them were as they were just scraps of material or we would just lay there and talk about them. I don’t remember now what was said, but the memory of doing this is fresh in my mind. I would love to be able to make one of those…someday. I have to learn how to sew first. J
There is a group of women at church that do quilting every third Tuesday. That is today so I went over to check it out. They don’t really give lessons, but they do make quilts. The quilts they make are for babies that are born with special needs. Some have cancer, some are preemies and some are born with addictions. It is heartbreaking to think about it, but what they are doing is so special and kind.

I have decided to join this group and will be going over to learn and enjoy their fellowship. My initial intent was to learn all about quilting, but after spending some time with the ladies, I want to learn from them. Just learn whatever I can because a lot of their knowledge gets lost down the line. I am sure these women have lots of stories to tell. I was there for a while this morning and have already observed so many different personalities! It was wonderful! I can’t wait to jump back in.


  1. Congrats on the soon to be arriving new prince! I didn't know you could get wild pulmaira in FL. That is so cool. I bought one at a garden show and it came up really nice here in NJ. btw, I lived in Tampa on Fletcher for 1.5 : ).

  2. Congrats on the wee one! I think you will love quilting. I quilted for years and now do mostly spinning, knitting and some weaving.

    Thanks for the visit to my farm. I think part of the trick with keeping the birds away is we have 7 apples all in fruit the same time as the little plum. I think the birds get their fill of the apples and leave the plum alone. Also the plum is somewhat sheltered by larger trees in the vicinity.

    Have you tried tying foil strips to your tree? About 1 inch wide and a foot to two long. They dance in the breeze and reflect the sun. They seem to work well here in California.



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