Family Reunion

We’re planning a family reunion in Virginia for December 8th. Most of our immediate family will be there (Chris and Becky can’t make it) and some extended family too. Adam and I fly in on December 5th and will spend a couple days helping get things ready. Deb gets there that day too.

While we’re both in VA we’re going to meet Vicki for lunch. I won a drawing on her site a couple weeks back and she’s bringing me a hand dyed backing for one of my donation quilts. I’m looking forward to meeting her.

I’ve been busy helping with the reunion plans the last couple weeks and I’ve been thinking about family so that’s my journal postcard this week. This is the house I grew up in and where Mom still lives.

It wasn’t easy for me to make my house this small and you can see I tend to slant to the left. I’m not sure what’s up with that! The letters are my first attempt to quilt words with perle cotton. I have to remember I’m doing this for fun and that it’s an opportunity to try new things on a small scale…. but it’s hard not to be judgemental about the finished product.
Now, I’m off to load the Ice Cream quilt on the longarm before bed.


  1. I don’t even understand what you’re criticising in the piece. It’s wonderful. why would you want perfect? You made this. a real human, not a machine. It’s fabulous.

  2. I wish our family would have a reunion… hope you all hae a great time next week. I think it is nice you will get to meet some quilters too!about scrpabooking….I know you like using your new camera and take lots of pics.. have you heard about ?? My firned intorduced me to it and I am composing a book of photos to publish for family as Christmas gift of us all throughout the year. Just an idea… you could make a book of your family or even your quilts 🙂 Now, wouldn’t that be somehting nice on the coffee table??? 🙂 ~Bonnie

  3. Bonnie, just so you know, Mary did just that many years ago…geez, Mary how long ago was that?? Actually, I just went and looked and it was 1999! I’ll post a photo of it on my blog tomorrow.

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