A few months into retirement, my goals are slowly coming to fruition. I started quilting with Carmen, my friend who retired last year, and wanted to bring My Ohio Star Quilt to completion. That proved to be easier said than done.
I proudly took my ready to go quilt to Barbara Graham, my wonderful quilter. It was to be ready in a week. In a little over a week, she called me telling me that there was a LITTLE problem, but it was correctable. I sadly took my quilt back home, and ripped off the edge that unsquared my quilt.
Now Ohio Star is back home, complete and beautiful, and Barbara Graham will be my quilter for whatever project I ever do from now on. She took pity on me when I returned my quilt the second time. When she put it together, she discovered that the back of my quilt was also not square. So instead of calling me again, she didn’t want to discourage me, so she had her daughter fix it for me.
Now Ohio Star is at home on the bed, but just for a while. It is a summer quilt, and I just wanted to show it off to all of you. I couldn’t wait until summer.
As I started showing it off, the bears got rowdy. First the two that normally sit on the headboard, that at one time got into a terrible row with each other – a story that is worthy of its own post.
Nurse Rabbit and her baby jumped right in. Notice that they sat right next to boy bear. That’s part of the story.
Then of course Manny joined the fray along with his own little bear that came to keep him company.
Somebody else was less than pleased about this bedlam.
It wasn’t long before Sweetie Pie and her clan climbed on board.
Then friends of friends, that hadn’t really been part of the original clan jumped off the mantle and came over. Another certain someone still wasn’t impressed.
However, one of them smelled like one of her favorite girls, little Miss Chloe, better known as Mono, Choco, or the Monkey.
Missy Kitty heard the excitement from the spare bedroom, and she carried her baby over to crash the party.
But Manny, always the gentleman, always concerned for the one who’s left out, went back to the spare bedroom and carried Mary Louise into our room so she wouldn’t feel left out. She was my Grandma Golda’s doll.
Unfortunately she’s seen some hard times, and at one point in her life she broke her foot. Manny, typical to his sweet nature, brought her foot to my attention, but Mary Louise quickly covered it up again. I tried to explain to Manny that Mary Louise’s foot has been broken for many years, and she’s been stubborn about going to the doctor to get it fixed.
At some point the bears, rabbits and kitties, and even Kalev quieted down, ashamed that they had been so rowdy when poor old Mary Louise sat so calmly in spite of any pains she might have been having. They all rallied around her, and then went back to their rooms.
It couldn’t have been soon enough for the Little Miss Puppy Girl.
Guess who started a blog? Sir!!! I reblogged his first post, so that you would get to know him quickly. http://wp.me/p31FPU-M
I’ve been reading stories about Sir for about 6 months now from his wonderful blogger daughter, the briny lass, Autty Jade. His first story looks like a hit, and I’m sure we’re in for some real treats as he gets his Blog legs under him. Welcome to the Blogosphere, Sir 🙂