This week I have worked on a couple of fun projects. One is a small wall quilt for my grandson. About six years ago he made some notecards and sent me one with a thank you note written on it. At the time, I thought it would make a good quilt and kept it on my "future projects" board. SewCalGal is having a Pets on Quilts display this week and I thought it would be fun to tackle my project. Having raised four sons, I know that captured snakes are always going to be one of those pets that I would dread having around. Thankfully we never had a rattlesnake, but there were many other "sorts" that resided here for short periods of time. Soooo....here is my snake quilt!!!!! I am showing it with the notecard so you can see from where I got my inspiration.
Now....about that story that I was going to tell you from my last post! It truly is funny what blogging can do for you.
One of the first blogs that I followed was Dawn. Over the years we have also e-mailed back and forth and discovered that we lived in many of the same places, but at different times in our lives. A few weeks back I blogged that I had gone to my 45th high school reunion. Dawn wrote that she must be the same age as her 45th reunion was also this year. She also wrote that she was not attending hers as it involved travel. I nonchalantly asked her where she had gone to school. As it turns out, we both went to the same school - again not at the same time. It was a small town in Nebraska and we lived there several years while my dad was in school. It turns out that she knew several of the girls that I had known waaaaay back when I was a youngster. Mind you, we moved to CA when I was ten years old. To make a long story shorter, Dawn has contacted several of these people and we have woven the most incredible story by pulling in what everyone remembers. I have also involved my mom who is just enthralled with the whole idea and has also added more to the story. Had my family not moved we would have been in the same class. Talk about a small, small world!!!! I am a little worried about one gal who remembered my WHOLE name!!!! It must have been my flaming red ringlets that she remembers. Hmmm! Ahh....to have them again.
This week was also the Christening of our newest granddaughter. Family events like those are always cherished.
We were able to get a picture of the four generations - my daughter, my mother, myself and the newest girl ( a little grumpy) in the family.