That's me in the photo below. You probably already knew that. :-) The photo was taken last Thursday evening before I presented my program on my quilts to the Home Study Group which is a County Extension program. I loved doing the quilt program that night. It was especially enjoyable because I was in 4-H and County Extension was synomous to County Fair when I was growing up and it still is. The quilts, stories and poems that I shared just seemed to fit together nicely and the women who attended the banquet - oh, and one guy, the Sibley County Extension Educator, Tim Dolan - seemed to really enjoy it all.
We had a really good meal but the angel food desserts were the best. :-) Sue Bentz from the Extension office and Mary Ann Harder had decorated the tables with table runners made by group members. Then Sylvia added a special touch to the bedding plants by making feedsack fabric covers for all the centerpieces that became doorprizes. I won pansies and they are still alive (I don't have a green thumb). Everything looked so "Springy" and it was just a very enjoyable, relaxing evening!
The quilts that I shared are some of the same ones that I've shared here on my blog and some that I will be sharing on "What's on the line?" for Washday Mondays. What I have come to realize is that my stories, poems and quilts are unique because they tell my story and the story of women and friends in my family. I'm reminded of the movie "I Remember Mama" and the young girl who wants so badly to write and sell a popular novel. She works hard at writing but it's not until a well-known author passes along the advice to "write what you know" that the young girl finally succeeds in selling a novel. When you write "what you know", it's your story and it just comes naturally. It's that way with my blog. When I write what I know, it just comes naturally. And when I share my quilts, the stories "just come naturally". I love being able to do this and am enjoying so much this time in my life. Thanks, Sue, for inviting me and also to all the ladies who made me feel so welcome!
So, do I have a quilt ready for Monday's post? You bet I do! It was interesting, though, as I tried to take the pictures earlier today and it was soooooo windy. I think I got one that will do. It's raining outside now and is supposed to rain most of the day tomorrow and possibly on Sunday, too, so I knew I had to get that picture taken or else!
That's all for tonight. Looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Hope you all are, too!