Share Your World–2016 Week 8

Share Your World

Here are this week’s questions. I hope you’ll join in and share your responses.

What household chore do you absolutely hate doing?
I can’t say I absolutely hate any of them, but floors are the hardest for me to do physically. 

What was the last URL that you bookmarked?
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1YfqiL/:1CCTvSF5p:Lf$w_ICP/www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2894630/Get-fit-quick-six-simple-exercises-need-tone-15-minutes.html

Close your eyes. Listen to your body. What part of your body is seeking attention? What is it telling you?
My feet say it’s time to take off my shoes and go barefoot. 

Would you rather have a two-bedroom apartment in a big city of your choosing or a mansion in the country side in the state or country where you currently live?
I’ll take the countryside, please.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m glad we got to spend the weekend with family. I’m looking forward to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival later this week. 

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Thankful Thursday–Aunt Nel

Aunt Nel

May 25, 1919-July 30, 2014

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I’m thankful for the 95 years my mother’s sister, Aunt Nel, had to live her very full life. She was a traditional quilter-extraordinaire. She would never have called herself that, but her handwork proclaimed it. She once joked she couldn’t die yet, she had a quilt to finish.

Mom had never learned to drive, so it was Aunt Nel who took us places–like Trash ‘n’ Treasures–oh, those two were always scouting out places, looking for antique glassware. And fabric stores. I was glad when my cousin, Kathy, went along. At least we could talk to each other while our moms were in their own little world.

I remember Aunt Nel smiling as she told how they tried to pick wet toilet tissue off the shrubs after their house was rolled–and then it rained. I don’t think anything ever upset her.

She always welcomed us into her home whenever we were in town, even when “we” were a group of nine and filled her living room to overflowing.

I will miss her soft, pleasant voice, her dainty sneezes, and most of all, her warm hugs. Thanks for the memories.

Linking to Thankful Thursday

 

 

 

 

Linda James’ “Ascent to the Stars” Quilt

I see from some of your posts that many of you are still having snow, hail, and all kinds of bone-chilling weather. Today, I offer you another quilt to help keep you warm. 

This one is by Linda James of North Carolina. Love her selection of colors.

Ascent to the Stars by Linda James

Ascent to the Stars by Linda James

Stitching detail

Stitching detail

Thanks for stopping by to look. I hope spring arrives for you SOON.

A warm blanket reminds me of my last trip to our daughter’s. Baby Z was ready for her nap and made her requests known. “Blue blanket. Dryer. Warm.” I think she has her big sister trained. Or her big sister has her spoiled. 

Quilt Show 2013

Since it’s still cold, I thought today would be a good day to wrap ourselves in a nice warm quilt. This one is by Debora Konchinsky. It is titled, “Sheep Wannabees” and measures, 69″ X 69.” (175.26cm square) She incorporated wool felting into her design.

Clicking a photo will bring up the slide show.

Quilt Show Weekend–Part 2

Here’s another quilt for you!

by Mary Rauschuber

by Mary Rauschuber

Pansy detail

Pansy detail

This one is 97″ X 73″

Can you believe it’s the end of February already? There’s a little over a week until we “spring forward” for Daylight Savings Time. The days will appear to be longer with the extra hour of sunlight in the evening. Are you ready?
Thanks for stopping by!