The pattern for Spoken For is finished! The fabric is in the shop! The patterns will be in the shop this afternoon! Kits are being made as we speak!
This poor quilt was derailed multiple times when I had to stop working on it to finish something else, or do something else, or be somewhere else. While I was down for the count with the issue with my leg, I finished writing the pattern.
The fabric is Elizabeth's Dowry designed by Karen Styles for Marcus Fabrics.
The crocheted bedspread on the guest room bed is about 100 years old. It is in beautiful shape. I've kept is packed away for years.....but why? Why not use it? Who am I saving it for? Every time I walk by this bedroom, I smile when I see this antique bedspread which was made by my Grandmother's friend, Nellie Welsh.
When I was growing up, we used to visit Nellie in her home in Paradise, CA. I remember a very dark house with the shades pulled down low....rather depressing. She always served us tea and cookies. As Nellie aged, she could no longer live in her own place, and moved to a small nursing home just down the street from our Grandmother. Her room was so small, she gave away all of the treasures she made throughout her life to our Mother and Grandmother. She had no children, no living husband, no one to pass them down to. I do remember a crotchety old brother who scared me. I don't know whatever happened to him.
I appreciate each and every stitch Nellie made. I hope she knows that.
On another note, my living room is piled to the gills with 'stuff' to take to the 3-day quilt show in Folsom, CA this weekend. The Lucy and Ethel caravan heads out tomorrow morning through rain, sleet, and snow with our vehicles full of goodies. My staff of gracious volunteers is going to meet us there. I couldn't have done this without the help of friends and family. Just last week I was afraid I was going to have to cancel my participation in the show. I'm SOOOO much better now! Look out world......Lynn's back!
The girls at the shop have also been busily cutting and packaging kits, fat quarter towers, fat 1/8th bundles and who knows what else to fill my 30' booth. Come on by booth #17 and say hi. The booth is going to be adorable! I'll be demonstrating Patchwork Math throughout the entire show.
So today, get out a treasure you've been saving and use it, enjoy it, reflect on the person who it belonged to, and say a prayer of thanks and gratitude.