Sunday, April 17, 2011
Some people know little or nothing about Patriots Day. To New Englander's, it is a big, big day. In the states in New England, it's a holiday with a day off of work. Banks, schools, post offices, and businesses have the day off. Patriots Day commemorates the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. This battle began the American Revolutionary War. It also honors the "Midnight Ride of Paul Revere", that evening when he rode through town warning the colonists that "The Red Coats are coming!"
Appropriate for Patriots Day that I finished one of the SQUARED UP projects - scrappy stretched stars. This will be donated to one of the local VA Hospitals for a wheelchair lap quilt.
I, also, managed to get the borders on the other SQUARED UP project. A simple muslin border with final scrappy border. I made 9-patch blocks again with the muslin center, then pieced them into the border rows. This way I could maintain an even border. This will be hand basted and then handquilted at a later time.
This lovely thank you note and mini square packet came in the mail this weekend. An unexpected surprise from Moda as part of the Just One Star Project. You give as your heart tells you and you really don't expect anything back, so when someone takes the time to say Thank You, it really is especially appreciated.
Normally I would post a May For Me here, but with the wildfires in Texas and all the horrible damaging storms that swept across the US these past few days; I want to take the time to tell our fellow quilters/bloggers that I am thinking of you. Everyone, take the time to contact your followers and be sure they are safe and well. I am still waiting to hear from some. Many blessed prayers are being sent.
APRIL IS POETRY MONTH
by Roger W Hancock