Checking into any dictionary you might find that the definition of the word “quilt” is defined as a coverlet when used as a noun, but in its verb form, it is the process for making a special type of material or creating a design.
Since I am not fond of driving, and my friend is not a willing and comfortable passenger, she did all the driving. This was the perfect arrangement for me. Prior to the vacation trip, I took time to sew 7 handmade baby quilt tops for Unique Baby Quilt Boutique and pinned each so that I would be ready for what I jokingly called my “Ultimate Quilt-A-Thon.”
A new baby on the way, an anxious mother is in labor; the nervous father sits and waits for news on his long-awaited child. This is a familiar tale told each day in hundreds of hospitals around the world by millions of families and their respective doctors.
Quilts tell also many stories. Only this one will tell a different tale. This story has a new baby on the way and a mother giving birth, though there is no father with her by her side.
With 4th of July around the corner, many people are taking time out of their busy lives to honor those courageous men and women who have given of the themselves, and many with their lives, to give us freedom, that ALL enjoy in the United States. We take time to think of family and friends, past and present , who have marched on into battle and defended my right to write this blog now. This and many other freedoms must never be taken for granted. Those of us not in uniform MUST take time to do our share and ALWAYS say “Thank you’ to our troops.