Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day

I have been hand quilting a few stitches each day on my "Quilter's Blessings". I started the hand embroidery for this quilt in February 2008, and more than 4 years later, I am finally quilting it. Some things take time!
I am thinking about starting a Sunday link up for blog posts about hand work. I rarely see posts about hand quilting in my blogland travels and would like to corral them in one place for easy access. Do busy bloggers have time for hand quilting? Do you think there would be enough interest to start something like that?  
There will not be any time today for quilting. It's Father's Day! But there will be lots of time for stitching and repairing the sometimes fragile threads that hold families and lives together. 
I have been blessed to have a wonderful Dad, who in spite of a terrible start to his life, managed to become a man of great integrity and wisdom. He has been a pillar of strength and love for all of his children and grandchildren. 
He could be the "poster child" for living a life of love. He has been a loving husband for over 50 years, a kind and supportive father to four children, and an absolutely adored Papa to 10 grandchildren.  When my daughter describes him she says he "shoots love out of his eyes". And he does! I am looking forward to spending today with my Father and am thankful to have had so many years with him.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

hand quilting is all I do and I am a busy blogger! I am a contributor to a hand quilting blog besides doing my own. If you want to reach out to more hand quilters if you go to my blog you will see on the side bar a button to go to the hand quilting blog.

Raewyn said...

What a beautiful post about your Dad, Kathy. I have never hand quilted but do love the slower process of hand applique and/or stitching.

JoQuilter said...

I, like Karen, only hand quilt. To me, that's the best part of making a quilt.

Diane said...

love "shoots love out of his eyes" quote!

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Lovely picture of your Dad!! I always have one handquilting project on the go and have a few little quilts waiting their turn. I don't do it a lot, but when I'm in the mood for it, I grab my project and plug away at it. I'm also doing some hand embroidery and some crocheting and knitting, so the projects do have to share :-)

Kate said...

Hope you had a great Dad's Day with your family.

I do some EPP and some emboridery. I'd never finish a quilt if I had to do it by hand. Maybe when I retire there will be time for that.