Monday, November 26, 2007


27th Celebration Cruise Countdown

Day 20 - When our first son was 2 years old and I was still working we purchased our first and only home. Through my company's big year-end bonuses we were able to put a down payment on a new home under construction. My MIL found an apartment to move into and settled down near us. The holidays became awkward when my MIL and FIL were there together. She would not speak to him or be in the same room. It really caused my hubby a lot of pain to see his parents separated and acting that way. Those years were very tough for him because he had been placed in the middle.

As my sons grew older their Papa would come visit and take them for several hours to special places and give me a break. My sons looked forward to his visits. He loved taking them to the magic shop. There he would always purchase a little gag to take home and play on his friends. My boys would laugh and laugh at his antics.

In the present, yesterday marked a first for my police officer son. His first day on the road. He stopped by to get his dad's approval and words of wisdom. I, of course, took pics of them together. The changing of the guard! Maturity beyond his years. My son informed me I must find a place on the wall and put his police graduation picture up beside his dad's police graduation picture.


One of perspective's definitions - "apparent relation between visible objects as to position, distance, etc. " The above pic is an unfinished piece I am working on. Susan Brittingham taught a class on "Perspective" at our guild. She also teaches online at Quilt University.

The class went into horizontal lines and view points. Oh boy, was I in over my head. Looking through the columns the village view is a piece of fussy-cut fabric. That was the easy part. I learned so much from her that weekend. You can view her quilts online at


Fannie said...

I enjoy reading your posts because I'm learning about you and your family. Nice.

Perspective~nice quilt, thought-provoking principle.

Jacq said...

Thanks for sharing the story of your family, it is a wonderful thing to be able to have close relationships with your children.

purplepaint said...

Morning Dove - this is awesome!!!!! Looks really hard, especially the floor. By the way, thanks for visiting my blog. The picture you asked about was a sunrise, most of the ones I post are as I have mountains to the west they usually block the sunsets. Marva