Sunday, May 29, 2011

BOM = Basket 2

Basket 2

This is my very first time doing this sort of thing.    Haven't ever made a traditional quilt.  Of course instead of my blocks being 12" square, mine will be all different sizes.  The dark purple on the edge is the sheeting [extra] that I use on my bed.    I'm thinking it would be nice to have a lap quilt for the cool winter evenings which we seem to experience a lot here in Maine.

Since I my local guild is very traditional, it is soo much fun to participate in one of the guild activities.   It will be very interesting to see how I put all of these odd size blocks together.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

You are a child of God

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light,
not our darkness,
that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves,
who am I to be brilliant,
and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.”

Marianne Williamson

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

You are Here to Enrich the World

"You are not here merely to make a living.
You are here to enable the world to live more amply,
with greater vision,
and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement.

You are here to enrich the world.

You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand."

Woodrow Wilson

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mom at 95

The lovely family wedding of my cousin Tom's youngest son was Saturday in Indianapolis.     On Tuesday we made a fast trip to Battle Creek for a visit with my Mom, the sister of Tom's Mom.    Because of car problems, we gave no advance warning in case we couldn't make it.  Mom was half asleep, but recognized me immediately.     When she saw Tom and Carla, she knew instantly who they were.   It was soo wonderful to know that although she is struggling with physical challenges, her mind is still sharp.

Mom at 95
I've never seen her this thin.     However, she shows no signs of stroke damage [recovered from that] + + + her mind is sharp as a tack. Mom wears 2 pair of sunglasses because the light really bothers her.

Mom always gestures when she is excited about the conversation.

Mom still listens very intently.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Funding Ovarian Cancer Research through Quilt Donations

What an opportunity!    The MD Anderson Cancer Center has openings for quilters to donate quilts that are auctioned to raise money for research.   This was too good an offer for me to pass up.  Last winter I lost a Friend to this disease.   Following are my gifts.  

15 Pears

My Apricot Tree

Psychedelic Mushrooms


Although the deadline for this year's on-line auction is past, they do accept quilts at any time. Some will go to Houston, which is where I found out about this. So if you are like me, making challenge quilts that have no venue attached OR have an urge to help a very worth while cause [gynecological cancers have a very low survival rate because they are now very hard to detect until the later stages], please consider this venue.

If you would like more information, please check out this site