Monday, September 20, 2021

Making Memories and Making an Heirloom

 Hello Everyone,

I added the directions to the tutorial showing you how to make  Double Flying Geese for A Ribbon Runs Through It.  You can see the expanded tutorial by clicking on A Ribbon Runs Through It Block #1 at the top of my blog.

I've become a firm believer in starching the fabrics first before cutting.  It makes the construction of this component so much easier, and it is flatter than a pancake.  There are (12) Double Flying Geese in each one of the blocks, and I make them (4) at a time.

The goal of the tutorial is to guide you through the process of making this heirloom quilt.  The quilt looks much more complex that it actually is.

The tutorial will break it down with manageable, step by step directions.  I always tell my students to take their time, and enjoy the process.


Speaking of enjoying the process......we've watched this little guy, our grandson Jess, play baseball since he started in T-ball over 8 years ago.

I love this picture of our eldest son, Chuck, with his son goofing around after a game.

Now Jess is in high school, and he will turn 14 this week.  We were in the Bay Area over the weekend, and we watched him play on Saturday.  I loved hearing the crack of the bat....watching the dust fly during a stolen base.....the smell of the grass.....the clanging of the chain on the flag pole.....and the rattle of a loose tin sign hitting the fence.  I loved it all, and soaked in everything going on around me.  These moments are precious and fleeting.


Jess pitched three innings, and totally took command of the game.  He pitched with so much accuracy,  control, and confidence.  We were amazed how much he's developed over the past few months. 


Here's father and son at the opening game for Alabama two weeks ago.  Attending a Crimson Tide game in person was on our son's bucket list......and he checked that of his list this month.  Father, son, and wife enjoying a sporting event together is such an pleasurable memory.  Our daughter-in-law took the picture.
 


For me, life is about making memories, and making heirlooms.

Soon,
Lynn







11 comments:

  1. Heirlooms and memories….what a great way to start the week! Some of our fondest memories have been with the Wilder family! Jess has grown so much, and that hair! Where does the time go! Looking forward to more memories next month, Lynn!

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    1. That's so sweet, Candace. Now about Jess' hair.....apparently mullets are back in style. His dad had one at the same age.

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  2. Roll Tide! Your son and Grandson have excellent taste. I've been an Alabama I had my entire life.

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    1. My in-laws lived in Alabama for years. That's why our son is such a fan. Roll Tide!!!

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  3. how sweet, to be able to watch him play! So glad you were able to be there!!! Hugs, H

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    1. We try to watch him when we can. Time goes so quickly and they grow up way too fast. See you next week!

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  4. Monique D (Belgique)September 21, 2021 at 1:42 AM

    Coucou Lynn,
    Avant tout merci pour les explications et la vidéo au sujet des vols d'oie.
    Ensuite, j'adore ta courtepointe "A Ribbon Runs Through It" et, comme à chaque fois bien sûr, je flashe sur les tissus. Dommage que nous sommes si éloignées toi et moi et qu'en Belgique avec les frais de port et de douane cela représente un budget trop important.
    Je continue bien sûr à suivre la suite de cet ouvrage avec beaucoup de plaisir et d'intérêt.
    Amitiés

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  5. You are so right about making and then savoring memories!

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    1. When it's all said and done, memories are all that we have left, and can never be taken away.

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