I want to thank you for all of your heartfelt comments. Each comment felt like a reassuring hand on my shoulder, and blessed me more than I can express. This is the first death of a parent that we have experienced and there has been such a range of emotions for so many reasons. The service was beautiful. My son read scripture, Ecclesiastes 3: 1-14 and my daughter sang "His Great Name" while playing her guitar. My adorable nephew who is 6 yrs. old read some scripture as well. There is something that reaches down into the core of your being when you watch your son carry his Grandfather's casket. I was reminded again of the brevity of our earthly life and the wonderful promises of eternity with Jesus.
I was able to see my cherished friend, Gina (Geeg), at the visitation. Gina was my maid-of-honor 23 years ago this August 15. She handed me this gift, which I will treasure. It is a picture of Gina and I at her wedding this past fall. I love that the frame looks like a quilt. I have known Gina since junior high. We took Home Ec class together and she still teases me about the "ugly jumper with the mushrooms" that I made. It was the early 70's! Gina, my husband and I graduated together in 1980. We spent some wonderful holidays with her big Italian family eating pasta and turkey. Gina, if you are reading this, I am short, but you must have been standing on the platform, cuz I'm not that short, am I?
This is wedding week for Chelsea so her soon-to-be Mother-in-love, Diane and I spent part of the day checking off things from her to-do list. I was glad to get out of the house and clear my mind a bit. We stopped at Goodwill. I found this necklace for $5. It was so unusual that I couldn't pass it up.
I struck gold on the vintage sheet find with this pretty number. It survived the scalding hot water wash so it will be added to the rest of the group. I have such a yearning to quilt but I've got 3 weddings in the next two weeks and I'm doing the flowers and bouquet for one. No quilting for me.
Diane found this pretty vintage pillowcase at an estate sale and gave it to me today. I'm thinking that if I have hit the 20 mark with vintage linens, then I might do a "Turning Twenty" quilt. I really shouldn't start another quilt until I've finished this. The bane of my existence...