It was springtime only yesterday and now I will be attending one of the last Fall Festivals in the area later this morning. And from there it will be countdown to Christmas. But whatever happened to Thanksgiving? That one seems to be a forgotten holiday now, along with Columbus Day, once a nice Federal holiday.
It hasn’t been that long since the hill on the farm was covered with daffodils, and now they await next spring. The Autumn photos were taken a few years ago because I just haven’t been out riding around enough to see anything worth photographing this year. My health has not been of the best and most of my time, with the exception of a weekly visit with my only living Aunt, is spent here at home, mostly working on quilts that I’m making for my family and friends. I have about 18 quilt tops sewn together, a dozen of them pinned to the backing and ready to quit or in various stages of being quilted, while I just finished binding the sixth one for the year. Don’t be too impressed — most of them are lap sized with the largest was a twin size. But so much fun to do again, taking me back several years to a time when I made king sized ones.
I should explain that I am working on so many at the same time because what I am able to do depends on which joints and muscles are working at the time. Each action requires a different set of muscles, so like everyone else, I do what I can as I can and pray that I will get more of them finished before my time to leave this realm comes. At least they all keep me off the street corners at night.
These are just a few of the quilts I’m working on at the moment and they are all my favorites. But I guess if I had to choose the ones I love the most it would be the two family memory quilts, one using a cousin’s family photos and UK Wildcats fabric for sashing and the other with my own family black and white photos on a red background and black and white sashing around each photo. I have a dozen or more of those quilts planned, mainly because I’m from a large family and want to use every photo I have on enough quilts to cover the entire family. Who knows? Given enough time anything is possible!