It's Friday again, and time to get our whoop whoop on!! I hope you've got something you can share - I know we're getting to that time of year when we're all working on secret projects!
I'm really happy to be able to say that I have finally finished the antique quilt repair job!! Here it is in all its glory…
This is a big quilt - and like most antique quilts, it's very heavy! It was a real workout manipulating it through my sewing machine...
Here's a shot of several of the stars that I repaired. You can read more about how I did it here…. You can even see how bad it looked before I started repairing it!
You can see in this shot the dated signature blocks - from 1938!
And this shot is just for fun, 'cause it's pretty! I love the color of a blue fall sky!!
So that's what I'm whooping about today - I'm so glad to have this finished and off my plate! My friend will be giving this family treasure to his sister for Christmas. I sure hope she will enjoy it!
And one little historical note, since today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. This picture was made on 11/22/63 in Fort Worth, TX before the motorcade took
President Kennedy to Dallas…
See the white haired gentleman in the lower center of the picture? That's my great-grandfather. He was big in Southern politics in the 1960's and was at a breakfast with President Kennedy the morning of the day he was assassinated. Kennedy's funeral is the first major thing I remember as a child - I had just turned six, and I remember my father pulled our tv out in the middle of the living room to watch the funeral. It was a big cabinet TV and my mother had painted it red…. It's funny the things you remember!
And now it's your turn!
What are you whooping about this week?
Share what you can - we want to whoop along with you!
Sneak peeks and teasers are permitted during the holidays -
We don't want to spoil anyone's Christmas!
The party will remain open until Sunday midnight -
Hope to see you there!