Sunday, June 10, 2012


It's been just a year ago this month that my dear quilting friend, Jan, passed away.  Although she had lived in Florida for many years, her heart still belonged to Tennessee.  That being said, she was an avid University of Tennessee football fan!  She had quite a stash of UT fabric. Jan's family gave Polly, one of our on-line quilting friends, that stash when she visited Jan shortly before Jan "went Home".   Since I live in TN, Polly brought that stash to me when she and some of our other on-line quilters came to TN for Jan's funeral.

How wonderful, and healing, it has been for me during the one year anniversary of Jan's passing to work with this fabric.  
These will be wonderful quilts for teen and 'tweens for Project Linus.
This is a bit of the stash, cut into usable blocks for assembly and the folded first quilt I made:

This is the second on my design wall.  I might do a bit of rearranging of the blocks.

When my husband saw the first one, he like it well enough that he said we needed to keep it!  
As a UT grad, I'm thinking that just might be a good idea.  It would be wonderful to keep something that was Jan's.  (There's enough fabric for a couple more, so I guess I'll just make them all and then decide which to keep as my memorial to my dear friend.)

On the knitting front, I managed to finish this sweater for my grandson.  A good deal of it was done while I was flat on my back with my legs elevated, recovering from foot surgery  Yes, it is possible to knit lying down!  Takes a little practice, but it can be done.  The hardest part was not dropping the cable needle, ha-ha, but I got pretty good at it by the time I was able to be upright and finish this birthday gift -- a couple months ahead of time, too!  

 So now it's time to start on another sweater and get that second quilt put together.

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