Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Today is the day Americans in the USA honor first our fallen military and next all persons who have served our country in the military. For me I firstly remember my father who served in the Navy during WW II. He was a Quaker who chose to enlist rather than be a conscientious objector. My father-in-law also served in the Merchant Marines. Our next family military service came when our second son enlisted in the Air Force. He was still serving during the first war with Iraq occured but was not called to serve there. And lastly, one of our grandsons is in the Air Force. He has served both in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currenty he is in Japan and is due to be discharged in August. Needless to say, I am very proud of them all.

And now to my design wall, which today is really my design table.

This is my design loosly based on a quilt design, Peaches and Dreams, by Judy Laquidara. Mine is called Going Dotty. I have had the fabric for a couple of months but didn't allow myself to start it until I had some other projects completed. I will be cutting the fabric tomorrow as well as some other fabric for a DNP baby quilt. How about that, two new projects with all those UFOs sitting around. Oh, well. Be sure to check out Judy's blog to see what everyone else is working on.

And here is my final completion for May: Baskets & Lace. I am really happy with how this has turned out and as of now am planning to hang it in my studio where I can enjoy it.


Pat said...

My hubby is a Vietnam veteran and my dad was also in the Navy in WW II. I love your basket quilt and Going Dotty is going to be a fun quilt, for sure!

Wilma NC said...

My husband is a Vietnam War vet, and his dad fought in WWII. Your quilt is great!!!

True Blue Nana said...

My father was a pilot in the south Pacific during WW 2 and my husband was in Vietnam. My cousin's son in law is in Afghanistan. She flew in from California last night with her daughter and 2 small grandsons. She is hoping they will be here all summer so she can help with the children. A lot of folks are pitching in.

scraphappy said...

Going Dotty is a great name for a quilt. It looks like it will be full of fun colors.

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on your finish! The quilting is so pretty and really is perfect for the lacey-ness of the quilt.
New project looks like fun!