ON THE BACK BURNER

Feb. 17

I have  given up knitting for a breather. I decided to take on making a patch quilt. I've made many of them. You cut out blocks of different patterns and colors, stitch three pieces together, like a sandwich. Then you sew them together to make strips, then sew these together to make a quilt. The final step is to fringe every block. I couldn't decide on the bottom fabric. Then I remembered that  I had a hand stitched  quilt top that I found in a junk store in Murphysburo, Tennessee , maybe 25 years ago. I know exactly why I was there. A daughter was running an ultra marathon as was a young man from Chicago. He needed a support person to meet him along the trail and give him water and anything else that he needed to complete the run.  I figured that going with this young man would give me  a chance to be with my daughter. ( she had and maybe still has  the course record. ). During some downtime I hit  the " antique" street of Murphysburo. That is were I found the quilt top.I have never done anything with it, but for some reason, I couldn't give it up, even if I downsized many times since  I bought it. To make a short story of this, I had the thought to make this unfinished hand pieced quilt the bottom of my block quilt. Now it has a permanent home.. it'll be in my summer trailer  in Port Townsend. Besherit.. Hebrew for  " it was meant to be".

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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