Saturday, January 24, 2015
Wednesday my oldest brother and his wife (Bobby and Connie) came to have lunch with me and my husband, Arthur. They live in Asheville, NC, now; but used to live at The Villages in central Florida. I could kick myself for not having someone take a picture of us. It was a bittersweet time since we all acknowledged that at ages ranging from 78 to 72, it was perhaps the last time we would be together. It was so much fun to compare notes about life experiences and catch up on various members of the family and acquaintances. We had lunch at the Ocean Grill, an iconic Vero Beach oceanside restaurant, and were fortunate to be in the "second turn" so no one cared how long we sat and chatted. As an added bonus, he and his wife brought the finished quilt made from his bicycle event t-shirts that a friend of mine assembled last year. They wanted me to see the final product (a quilter in Asheville completed the job). I must say that Peggy and I did a great job of arranging the different colors and logos so the finished product is quite attractive. In fact, I had to remind myself that it was composed of t-shirt fronts and backs. But again, the doofus forgot to take a picture. Sigh. You can teach an old dog new tricks, but obviously not too many.
This monogram canvas by Associated Talents is my new shop stitching project. They have a series of these monogram canvases with different background patterns and accompanying fonts for the lettering. I am changing the colors, primarily to demonstrate to my customers that it can be done, within reason.