|Reminds me of newsprint|
|Close up of some of the quilting|
I especially love the backing fabric. So pretty!
|I love the backing fabric|
The quilt has made me realize more than ever how important it is to work at maintaining friendships no matter where you are on this earth. Social media has become huge for me. Facebook keeps me "talking" to friends far and near. I can stay active in their lives and they mine, to a point. As we all know, it does have its issues. But, what a great way to stay in touch.
|Anne Marie is the sassy one! LOL|
There is nothing like picking up the phone and calling someone. Hearing someones voice, their laughter - well, there is nothing like it. And, sometimes you just need to talk.
|Becky and Cary included their wonderful children - a great family!|
My friend, Nancy, retired to the Phoenix, AZ area a couple of years before I moved to Georgia. We have found a unique, fun why to stay in touch. We both enjoy watching certain TV shows, especially Project Runway. For the last couple of years every week we call each other within a few days after the show and discuss the program. It may seem silly, but we really do talk about the clothing made, the techniques used, the results and, of course, the contestants. Our conversation then goes into what is happening in our lives, the world, the books we are reading, mutual friends, etc. We joked that after Project Runway is done for the season we wouldn't talk. But, there is Design Star and Food Network Star! Calling each other weekly to discuss a TV show may sound funny, but Nancy is one of my dearest friends and even though we are thousand of miles away, we are extremely close.
|Close up of border and binding|
Getting back to the autograph quilt, my friend, Kate, wrote on her block, "a quilt of 26 hugs." How true. When I miss my friends from Wisconsin and other places I can cuddle up underneath this quilt remember how wonderful it is to have them in my life. I can be quiet and still and think about how important they are to me and feel their love.
I am truly blessed.