Thursday, May 21, 2009

Barbara, this ones for you.

( I know you read this, Barbara, so please forgive me, or you can just go ahead and write it in the notebook *smile*)
For the past few months, I have been working on a project. I thought about what this project should be. I eventually settled on something I knew would be perfect.
I worked on this project while my baby slept, while Brinley was at school, when Matt would come home and play with the girls. I finished it just in time.
My Mother in-law turned 75 this past Monday.
(I LOVE this picture of her, she looks so happy)
This is where the project became a gift.
There are two things I know for sure about my Mother in-law, one, she loves the color blue, and, two, she loves to read. So, I made this lap quilt for her. I am not one to use a pattern when it comes to making quilts, but this one just jumped out at me and it had her written all over it. The back, however, is not a pattern. That part is all me.
I have a book in mind to go along with it, but I am still trying to get that half of the gift to her...if I could find the book.
Barbara, I'm sorry that this is almost a week late, but I want to thank you for being such a wonderful Mother and Grandmother. You have always accepted me for who I am, even the times when I have been ornery, which is often. I know your notebook on me would have so much more written in it than mine ever would.
Brinley loves you and has a very awesome relationship with you. She has a love of music that I know was gained from your singing to her as a baby, letting her 'play' your piano and your teaching her all the songs she sings now, like 'Little Boy Blue'. She talks of you often and is always so excited to visit you.
I hope Sarah will have a relationship with you the same way you have one with Brinley.
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Last Saturday, the Kunz kids threw a little party for Barbara. All of her children were here. Since it's not often that the siblings are together, we took some photos.
Sarah got to hang out with her Aunts all day too. Thank you Toni, Juli and Ami for watching my girls for me and to Lori for having the party at her house. I am really, really glad to have married into such an awesome family.

1 comment:

j. call said...

Awesome blog post. Great pictures. Thanks. It was so so fun to be with you and your kiddos. Love and miss you tons.