Yet Another Quilt with Many Blessings for the Graduate

My husband has been a lay minister for a church down in Alice, Texas for more than six months.  They REALLY like him, especially the little elderly ladies.  They are all cute and very lovely to myself and our kids, the few times we’ve gone down with hubby.  Alice is about four hours southeast of us, so it’s quite a drive on a Saturday evening and hubby making the return trip home on Sunday evening – tires him out, that’s for sure!  And the ladies spoil him with home-baked goodies.  Some he actually brings home to share and I suspect, some he eats all by himself while he’s down at their parsonage and church.

And it’s not just my husband who they are so happy with, but they’ve basically adopted our kids, too!  They know most of their names and ply them with treats (both edible and things like puzzles).  It’s truly become a second home-church for our family – though we will retain our home church status until further down the road.

This past Sunday, they had a graduate celebration and they included our oldest daughter in their celebration.  Not only did she get a quilt from our home church, now she has another from the wonderful ladies at the church in Alice!

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She has been sleeping with this one because it’s all fluffy and she likes that.  But, you can bet she’ll have both of her quilts adorning her bed when she heads to the dorms in August!

As for my first child graduating high school?  I am playing the ostrich and sticking my head in the sand…or, better yet, taking a queue from my children by turning on my iTunes, setting my music to an eardrum pounding level and plugging my ears up with my earbuds.  Not gonna take this one easily…though, I am betting as each of our other three children reach this adult-like stage in their lives, I will be ready to boot that last one out the door and change the locks!

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    Our #2 Daughter is Following in My Footsteps

    DD#2 is taking a family living sewing class this semester.  I am very proud of her final project in this semester class, even though I had little to do with her actual project except for choosing the fabrics with her!

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    And she had enough of a couple of the fabrics to make yet another pillow:

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    She was pleased as punch with both of her sewing/quilting adventures – and so was I!

    Oopsie daisy!  I spoke too soon – I found DD#2 going through my fabric stash again because she wants to make a pillow for her sister’s graduation gift.  Perhaps I should be upset about it – but why?  As my foster mother said many times when she was here this past winter – who is she hurting?  If the answer is no one (except her mom’s stash), then let them do it.  And with that, I did – I even helped her with a contrasting fabric to match the fabric her sister loved!

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      Hole in the Barn Door Quilt

      I can finally reveal this image of the quilt that took me forever to make because it is a purple quilt and purple is my least favorite color and I can reveal it because the bride and groom were gifted with it this past weekend:

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      And I said something really corny in the note I wrote for this couple, but it was funny as well as a bit serious at the same time.  They’re both educated so I think they’ll get it.  🙂

      But the next time someone asks me to make a purple quilt?  I may have to decline.  This quilt took me six months to complete, which is WAY TOO LONG for a non-BOM quilt!  What’s your least-favorite color to use while quilting?

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        What’s Happening in the Quilt World?

        This is a new feature of Quilt Therapy and hopefully will be a daily feature for my new website, Quilted Hearts!  Without further ado, let’s peek in on what the quilt manufacturers are up to:

        These are from the manufacturer’s web pages.  If you have a favorite quilt fabric manufacturer who I missed, please add it in the comments and I’ll take a look at it!

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