How are you celebrating? We’re having a houseful of company some of whom are learning how to scuba dive in our quarry-lake. This means lots of cooking in the kitchen and grilling on the porch. I’m anticipating talking and laughing with friends and family.
On this Independence Day, my thoughts about my country turn me to prayer: prayers of gratefulness for freedom, safety, and plenty; prayers for wisdom for our leaders; prayers for deployed soldiers and their families who miss them; prayers for our youth, the next generation.
And now, a little bit about the pictured quilt: It’s a combination of a “Postage Stamp” quilt and “Star Bright” quilt. The squares were cut 1 3/4,” so with 3″ borders the project is only a bit larger than a placemat. “Postage Stamp” is my favorite quilt for graduates. It’s a visual reminder to keep in touch with old friends while making new connections at college or on the job. Sometimes life feels like lots of contrasting pieces, but sewn together with balance and purpose the pieces make a beautiful creation.
Hoping your celebration is joy-filled . . . with a little time for quilting!