Sunday, April 12, 2015

DWM - I gotta commit

Oh well it has been a crazy week.  Not a lot of sewing this week.  I did add a few more random blocks to the design wall.  I'm going to have to either commit to a project here or get a bigger design wall!

And I'm about 3/4 of the way done quilting Ann's gorgeous Easy Street.  There is just something about the dark blue in this one and her fabric choices that calms me as I quilt this one.  I need to use more green, teal and dark blue in a quilt.  Just gorgeous.  Wait what was I saying just two minutes ago about committing to one of the 4 projects on the design wall?  sigh......

I didn't get as much quilting done cuz I was doing the Gram's thing this weekend.  Had some t-ball with this guy (daughter #3 with him making him smile so big and of course kitty)
This guy (daugther #2s son), kitty, daughter #3 - no t-ball pictures - what how did that happen?

and some paint ball with this guy (you know there are a lot of rules in paint ball - I learned a lot this weekend.)
Daughter #2, this guy (who is daughter #1's son), daughter #1
I also have a small request for this guy.
This guy - the original
 This is my dad.  My brother is taking my dad on an honor flight for Korean War Vets to Washing DC to visit the Korean War Memorial. My dad was a medic in the Korean war with active duty from 1951 - 1953. The group that is sponsoring the flight has a surprise for all the vets, they will do a "mail call". They give them letters sent by family and friends. If you have a minute and feel so inclined could you send him a little thank you for his service. The war was hard for him, which I can't even imagine. It's not often that I hear him talk about it without a heavy heart, but this trip he talks about in a very positive way which warms my heart. If you could help keep this positive vib going for someone who gave a lot, it would be greatly appreciated - Write to him at: Bill Cummings c/o Lafayette Honor Flight; PO Box 275; Lafayette, IN 47902 Letters must be post marked by 4/20, in order to get them there on time. I know he would appreciate hearing from people. He's alone now, and getting up there in years.  We all love electronic media, but he's a old fashioned guy and loves the pen and paper.  I know he would be so tickled and hopefully he can start to feel better about all that happened if he knows that people appreciate what they all gave for the sake of freedom.  I wasn't even born when he served, so I'm a bit excited to write him a letter and thank him for what he did. South Korea was a beautiful place when I visited years ago.

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  1. My design wall looks just like yours. I just can't seem to focus. Bless your Dad for his service. My daughter used to live in Lafayette. I'm in Indy.

  2. In the thank you to your dad, should we mention that we heard about from you?

  3. The Amish-y blocks on the right side of the design wall caught my eye. What a thrill for your dad to be on an Honor Flight!

  4. Oh Dear...we do have a lot in common! My design wall looks like yours and my frame also has a quilt waiting. My Easter weekend was like yours and I found myself trying to catch up all week! LOL!! Although the family time is irreplaceable, I still missed my sewing:)

  5. What a disparate collection of blocks! You certainly won't get bored. Love them all. Blessings to your dad.

  6. God Bless your Dad Sue! I'm so glad he is going to take part in this Honor flight. My father and my Uncle also served during the Korean War. In the letter to your father, I too wondered if we should mention you.
    Love the look of all the blocks on your design wall. I'm laughing because at first glance of your thumbnail at FMBTR I thought this would be Val's blog.
    So wonderful that you had a great time with family!


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