For the first time I can post these photos of a quilt my cousin, Greg asked me to make for his niece, Chelsey, also my cousin. It was almost a state secret for so many months that I’m still leery about showing it, but since this is the one that got me started quilting again after so many years hiatus due to hands that wouldn’t work for me, I really wanted to show it off. Greg actually asked me if I knew of a way to make a quilted wall hanging that would highlight University of Kentucky (Chelsey’s) and Florida State (Matt’s) Universities, plus celebrate their marriage and son Stateler. Had no idea at the time what to do, but I told him I would work on it and get back to him.. I had heard of printing on fabric but never tried it myself, so I checked it out in Pinterest, my go-to for everything site and there I found a wealth of information for doing just that. Greg also told me he wanted it to be a secret, no one was to know about it except our Aunt Marie who was present during all of the meetings we had planning it all. I have to admit this is the first time I’ve ever kept one this well, because as my kids tell me frequently, I sure don’t have a good poker face. It helps that Chelsey lives in Florida and I wouldn’t be running into her at any time — barring a family funeral, of course. We were fortunate there. Family members still remaining for this branch are all present and accounted for. Greg took the quilt and a pillow that I threw in to go with it down at Christmas and gave them to Chelsey and told me she cried when she opened them, so they must have been okay.
Well, had more to add of some following things but WordPress keeps shutting it off. The site is trying to force me to try the new editor and right now I don’t want them to force me to do anything new because I’m not feeling well enough to understand what they want. Plus I can’t seem to get that old blip, blip, thingy out of my head the last time they forced a new format on me. Oh, I’m not against new things, I just don’t think things should be fixed if they ain’t broke! And since the last format they forced on me is working and I finally learned to use it I’m not in a huge rush to switch again! If it gets forced on me it will probably just end my blogging career forever, since I don’t visit very often now due to the advancing vision problems and the MS spasticity