Friday, July 29, 2011
Another reason why I wanted to start quilting, is because of the sentimental value they hold, being passed down from one generation to the next. I remember hearing about quilting parties when ladies would get together to make a quilt for a daughter or granddaughter as a wedding gift, and that each piece of material used had a particular story to it, making it all the more special. I'm a pretty old-fashioned soul at heart, so for me to give something special to my children means a lot to me, and I truly think my great-grandmothers would be very proud of me being part of such a wonderful tradition. At any rate, I will definitely add more posts in the coming weeks as I get more of this quilt done.
I would love to hear any quilting stories that you would like to share, whether it's about one that you've made or maybe one that was handed down from a special aunt or grandmother. There's always a special story with each quilt.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The past few days have been heart-stopping as I watched these little babies pushing and shoving each other, knowing that it wouldn't be long before it was time to leave the nest and this morning was it.
This one I called the straggler. It waited a few minutes like it wasn't quite sure what to do, but it didn't take it long to figure it out. I watched all three babies make their way into one of the trees in the yard, going higher and higher, then over the fence and into another tree. Their parents close by, chattering and watching over each one of them. I managed to keep an eye on where they were for a while, then caught one last photo.
I had so much fun watching these little birds and a little sad to see them go. I've watched other birds hatch, but you never get tired of seeing that part of the world that many folks pay little attention to. Definitely brings a smile to my face and I have to say my family enjoyed watching, too.