Tuesday, June 9, 2009
This and That and 200th post
I got part of a quilt quilted yesterday, am headed back to it shortly. I am quilting this one for a friend and quilt class student...she made the quilt in class. She actually enlarged it by quite a bit, the original is about 60" x 60" with 9 blocks...she made it queen size. This is it before quilting. She started quilting about 1 1/2 years ago, and has really taken off.
I have known her for a very long time, at least 25 years. We met when we were both doing daycare in our homes. I was walking a kindergarten student to school the first week of school (we live about 6 blocks from school) , just so she would get the route down and I wouldn't worry (she went in the afternoon so had to walk by herself to school, but could walk home with my kids). I saw Jere walking a boy to school a couple of the days, so stopped her one day and asked her if she thought the 2 kids could walk together? She was happy with that and so was I. He was her oldest, so she was happy to have my older kids for him to walk home with too. She only lived a block from me, so we became walking buddies and chatted a lot on the phone about daycare and other important matters. Eventually we both started working for the school district at the school our kids attended...we have been there 19 years.
I think she is the only friend I have made by stopping them on the street. lol
I am taking a trip to Springfield Mo this weekend to see my sister and brother in law....should be a fun trip. I haven't been there before so if anyone knows of a must see quilt shop, let me know. I am going to try to sneak at least one in. My daughter and Mom and Dad are going too.
I am trying to figure out what I am going to do for my 200th post...it is coming soon. Stay tuned!