Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Oprah was outside my window

More than two weeks ago, (I'm a little behind in my posting) this was the view outside my work window. That little yellow speck is Oprah, who appeared after the audience spent hours learning to dance and watching sound checks for the Black-Eyed Peas (the specks to the left of Oprah's speck), James Taylor, Jennifer Hudson and Rascal Flatts.

This being a quilt blog, we'll now move to something quilt related. My mother sent us kids boxes of stuff from her recently-sold house. She's moving to a smaller place. Among the stuff in my boxes was this quilt she made my dad's mother in 1973.

She had my grandmother's children, their spouses and their children write their names and then she embroidered them on hourglass blocks. My brother, Joey, was four when he wrote his name on the square below.

My mom helped me make this signature quilt for my wedding:

And 10 years later I made this one for my brother-in-law's wedding:

Signature quilts are such fun to look at. I love the drawings the children at the wedding made on my quilt, which hangs in the stairwell so I see it every morning as I head for my coffee. Sometimes my eyes are even open.