I have been a busy little bee here!! So much keeping me busy lately that it has been difficult to get back into my normal routine!! I promise to post more on Houston. Before I share other stuff, I will give another little peek. Another Swoon quilt, a design by Camille Roskelley! Maybe I should change my name to The Quilted Swoon?? LOL! All Swoons have been different and this one is no exception…a reproduction Swoon done Primitive Gatherings style!!!
Here it is hanging in the Primitive Gatherings Booth!!! Oh is it ever beautiful!! Another pic as I quilted beautiful, flowing feathers. All freehand. I had sooooooooo many questions in Houston regarding the quilting on Swoon. Many wanting to know the name of the pantograph I used!!! 🙂 Just the pantograph in my head. LOL! Lots more pics of this quilt to come. Oh and if you love this quilt, Primitive Gatherings has it kitted just like this here.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
We sure did!!! All our families came to our home for the holiday. Unfortunately, Scott and I had to spend some time out of town prior for a funeral. His uncle, a Vietnam Veteran lost his battle to pancreatic cancer much sooner than expected. It made us all especially thankful and appreciative this Thanksgiving.
It also gave what the girls did the Friday after Thanksgiving even more meaning. They cut and donated their hair!!!!
My heart just swells every time I think about it. Elaina went first. Naturally, she is older by 1 minute. 🙂
Look at that joyful smile!! Alyssa went through the same process.
Both were so incredibly happy. I cried happy tears. Not because they cut their hair, but because they were so selfless and delighted to do it.
Not one reservation about their new hair! They have been growing their hair since the third grade for this moment. I worried deep down that they may have some regrets, but no. I am so proud.
Elaina cannot get over running her hands through her hair and it not being there!!! LOL!!
There are some really wonderful charities to donate hair to. We chose Children With Hair Loss here. They are an amazing nonprofit based in Michigan. They NEVER charge families for wigs. Some charities do based on income. CWHL works with children 21 and under for ALL types of hair loss, not just cancer related loss. The girls dedicated their donation to our Uncle Greg and my dearest friend, Patti. I know I have mentioned her before. She is a quilter too. 🙂 Patti is a THREE time cancer survivor!! Her 3rd time was just this last summer. I never shared it on my blog because it was so raw. Needless to say when I was taking her to her appointments at the University of Michigan last summer…we hit some quilt shops too!! 🙂
I promise more quilty posts!!!!