Memorial Day Sewing

We don’t go up north or usually plan anything special for the long Memorial Day weekend. It’s a nice weekend to hang around the house, do whatever we want to, play in the yard with the flowers, and for me, do some sewing. This first little block is C-12 Family Reunion. I know some families plan reunions for the Memorial Day weekend. We don’t.

Memorial Day is a day that was set aside to honor all the patriots who lost their lives serving and protecting the United States and her people. This block, C-10, is called Patriot’s Lantern. Quite fitting for today, don’t you think?

The last little block in the cute orange print is C-9, Jane’s Tears. I would imagine Jane shed quite a few tears when making her quilt in the time of the Civil War.
Richard Trevithick lost his life in the war in Iraq. Both he and his wife, Kristen, were former students at Gaines Elementary in Michigan, a school where I used to teach. I knew both Rich and his wife, who were both wonderful students from great families. Please click on Richard’s name and read about him and consider making a donation to the scholarship fund his family has created in his memory. Missing you, Richard.


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2 thoughts on “Memorial Day Sewing

  1. clicked on your name on the comments in Quilting Arts Blog, just to see who and what you are, I enjoyed reading some of your postings.I started a Dear Jane about 5 years ago and the blocks now sit in a closet — hmmm, maybe time to drag them out again…

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