The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Baskets, Berries and Leaves, by Jan Patek and Alma Allen

 Last night I was looking for an orange plaid homespun for an internet friend, have had this drawer full of all things orange or orange/red for Baskets, Berries & Leaves, a BOM from 1998. 
 I intend to make it someday.  I have been collecting those fabrics since 1998. 
I must have got side tracked, thinking you won't make the whole quilt and made one block into a wall hanging.  The design is one that has to be made, so I hold on to those fabrics.  I will make it.

So I had one more place to look for fabrics, some boxes in a closet. Didn't find the fabric.  Instead I found of box of cards and letters from long ago.  Of course some were from Jim or the cats, he would write for the cats.

I dream a lot. And I often dream about Jim as I did last night. I woke myself up this morning singing the song from Dirty Dancing, "I've Had the Time of My Life."  The cats were looking at me with a strange look that cats can have as I belted out that song, probably because I can't really sing, but it felt good.

10 comments:

  1. I have a couple of those fabrics, I think from Kelley, she gave me a lot of her older fabrics and I love them.

    I need to check too, thanks for reminding me. What a wonderful dream to have.

    Debbie

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  2. GORgeous! And you go, girl, and sing to your heart's content. While you're at it, dance like no one is watching. We're cheering you on all the way. :)

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  3. Nancy, thanks for looking for the fabric. I think I found a source and will call them tomorrow.
    I'm glad you could sing and not cry this time. I think of you often, holding your wonderful "internet" friendship in my heart. Keep dreaming!
    Kathy

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  4. So lovely!
    Your friend will be happy!
    Godd day

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  5. what a treasure trove in that drawer!
    hope you make that quilt I have always loved it!
    you have such a great collection of fabrics
    aren't memories wonderful, do what makes you happy even if the cats think your a bit off!
    LOL
    Kathie

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  6. Hello Nancy, Singing makes the heart joyful soooooooooooooooo sing and sing some more. I am sure the cats really loved it too. Hugs Judy

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  7. Hi Nancy,Sing and smile thru your tears and realize how lucky you were to have a Love that meant so much to you.You were blessed to be such a loveable person to have your love returned back by him. Some people never experience true Love and I not talking about the romantic kind but the self sacrificing Love .The Love of being by a loved one side thru thick and thin. Hugs Cheri

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  8. That is too funny that Jim would write notes for the cats! He was a true gem!

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  9. I have that picture on my someday wall too. It is beautiful. And wouldn't it be fun to come and dig through those drawers with you!

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  10. Belt out those songs! I find that's what car radios are for: turn it up real loud, windows closed, and sing at the top of your lungs. Maybe the privacy you have up there serves the same purpose? Karmen

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