Here's a cute little baby quilt I just finished working on...I learned this simple freehand design you see below from Pam Clarke. I took a class from her about 8 years ago. She is one of my favorite machine quilting teachers.
Aren't these flowers cute?
If you read my last post, you learned about the Favorite Aunt--my sister. Thank you for all your kind comments and emails.
Now let me tell you about my Favorite Aunt--Aunt Cherine.Above: The two favorite aunts. This picture was taken many years ago in front of Cherine's home in Payson, Utah. My sister is on the left and Cherine is on the right. I'm so glad I have this picture of the two of them!
A Californian, through-and-through, she and my uncle retired and purchased an old pioneer home in Payson, Utah. When I was at BYU they were living there. Whenever I felt like I needed a break from college life, I'd go down to her house. Her home was filled with antiques. You felt like you had stepped back in time. She even had an antique shop in town. Her home had such a warm, comfortable feeling. She and I would sit at the kitchen table and have great talks. Many times she said I reminded her of herself. She would look at me and pretend to be fixing her hair...like she was looking at a mirror. She left this mortal life in 1998 and was buried in Heber, Utah. I miss her. Daughter #2's middle name is her name.
Above, Cherine at my brother's wedding, 1993. She's just about to hug Daughter #1. She loved my girls!
Before she passed away she gave me her copy of the book, "Jane Eyre." I've had it on a book shelf for many years. One day not too long ago, I picked it up and took a good look at it. It's a library book!
It's 59 years overdue! Published in 1927, this book is from the Santa Monica Junior College, where my aunt attended. (She later graduated from dental hygiene at USC.)
Take a closer look.
As you can see, it was due in 1949! According to the college library website, an overdue fine is 25-cents a day. I calculated that it has been overdue for about 21,535 days. That would be $5,383.75 due! I'm sure they would have forgiven my aunt by now!
Have a good week, blogging friends!