Happy Memorial Day.
My sister Nancy and I had a busy one.
Pep's parents are buried at Resthaven Memorial Gardens
in Chillicothe, Mo. Pep's brother Keith has been taking care
of things in Chillicothe but he passed this year and
his son, Jewell Patek lives down near Springfield, Mo.
Since Springfield is 4 hours away and we're only about 1
hour away, we took over this year.
This is the Urn that some of the graves have.
I'll see if we can get one for next year.
I think it looks better than just laying the silks on
the ground. We tried to secure the flowers but
I like the urn better and it seems a lot
I knew my father-in-law had earned a bronze star
for sweeping mines in the Sea of Japan during a
typhoon because it sits in a case on my dresser.
I think it's to late to get that on his tombstone but
I wish I had. He was a good, good man.
My father (Major Glover Wilson Laird)
died when I was 8. He was
buried in his parents plot in Harper, Ks.
Since Harper is 4 hours away we made a
"touchstone" in our garden years ago
and remember him on Memorial Day.
He also was a good man.
They both were always very supportive.
This seems like a good month to make
Oceans Aweigh our vintage book.
It not only has lots of quilts about the sea
but it also has a quilt I made about
Pep and my song "Storms Never Last"
by Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter.
Lots of memories this month.
And we're in the process of making new ones.
This is the book and some of the fabric I'll use
in the QAL (Quilt Along) we're doing with Moda
And we're giving away 2 books. An Ebook for
our Jan Patek Galore ladies and a print book for
our ladies on this side of the pond.
I'm sorry but my computer seems to have it's own mind to day.
It has taken me 2 hours to get this much on the page.
But - we are finally moving along a little. Be sure to go to shopMartingale.com
and get your book, either a print book or an Ebook and
do a search for Sampler Spree so you can sew along
or Quilt Along (QAL) with us. If the computer will let you, please leave
a comment and we'll try to do a drawing for a free book.
Also we'll be selling the Scrap Packs for about $22.50 and
hopefully you can order one in the store tomorrow.
Have a good evening. I'm going to get
off of the computer and stitch a little. Whew!!!!