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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Catch Up Time

Hi again my friend Lois -- it has been a while since I wrote you, but I thought you'd enjoy hearing about my dinner tonight. Mom and I went to dinner with your sister and had a really great time catching up and sharing stories about you and checking in on how your sons are doing. I also took along 11 of your projects to pass on to Marti...and you might like to see them finished too! 

 Your round robin quilt (shoot, I forgot to take a picture of this one bound -- in Kona black.)
 You had a zillion of these blocks set aside, but one of your friends decided to make this a table runner instead and I think the fabrics you picked look great! 

 Another table runner you had pieced but not yet quilted.
The purple quilt for your niece.

This Halloween wallhanging that you started but never got around to finish embroidering (a former bee mate did the faces for you!). 
 Your purple and green nine patch blocks from when you were the chair of the north group of the guild.

Tea and Chintz block that you had started and another bee-mate finished up. 

This bear which you had all cut out but never pieced together....she was sitting upright on my couch but seems too tired to sit up now : )

The fibonacci quilt you made one night after guild because you were so inspired by our speaker. 

And this purse that I showed months ago which is now labelled. 

And the most special one is last....this quilt contains heart blocks that were sent to you when your brother passed away, and I added Laurel Burch Fabric to them because you know how much Marti loves that fabric. It is the perfect size for a lap quilt and I hope she'll think of both you and your brother every time she cuddles under it.  
So, for now, the grand total for the year stands at 20 of the 55 UFOs that you left me finished. There are another 10 or so that we will likely finish in the next year, and I hope you'll forgive me some of the rest...they may get done in time or may go back into the stash...time shall tell. 

It has been a fast year since you left us, and we still have a missing spot in the bee without your presence...may you be at peace and able to see some of the shenanigans that Jack and Jenna continue to carry on down here! 


Marti said...

Jen - last nights dinner was great and I am so grateful to you, your Mom, and all the members of the Bee that have worked so hard this past year... All of this work you have organized and completed just blows me away -- and believe me when I say I will treasure that Heart quilt for ever! Please once again Thanks to all those members who put such love and Time into these efforts - and it was good to hear the stories of how some of her fabric is still being passed on...she would be overjoyed to see all of these UFO's take shape-- and I am so glad that she chose you to gift her treasures too-- you are a wonderful friend to have taken this on... Now you and your mom and all the bee members take a break and have a wonderful holiday!!!

jillquilts said...

What a sweet post! You gals have done a great job in finishing these items and keeping Lois' memory alive.