Saying bye-for-now is always hard on all of us. We are a close family...always have been. Even with the distance between us, we remain close and I thank God for that. It is always a delight when the kids come home for a visit but it happens very rarely. After all they have developed their own lives out west - good lives - and we enjoy going to their homes and entering into their worlds too. But leaving is always a mixed bag. Emotions creep up that you know are there all the time, but well governed. When saying goodbye, I am always surprised at how difficult it is for me to keep those emotions in check. Ah motherhood...never ends, does it?
We are always thankful we've had time together, but very sad to be parting once again. Skype helps, but we olders find it hard to use technology to keep these relationships at the level we want them to be at. I think it is easier for the youngers to do this...they do well talking through machines. Me - not so great. I want the real thing. All right...diversion needed here. Move on Deborah!
While enjoying my latte this morning, I decided to surf a few blogs...you know...find something new out there and I'd like to direct you to a blog that I found. You might enjoy it too. This blog is a great read, with lots of inspiration and many tutorials that you might find interesting and useful. In particular, one of her posts talks about how to get your own custom labels printed for your quilts/projects at Spoonflower .
|Lisa & Jer's Quilt|
Cheese & Crackers
I believe that every quilt deserves a label so that in 100 years whoever is looking at the quilt will have the historical details. After all, it is usually a future family member who will treasure something made by great granny so and so and to have the details and circumstances under which the quilt was made is a tangible link to the past.
Enjoy your Monday. Mine will be spent quilting...and running the video of memories from the past week and a half through my mind. Talk soon,