Well, it has been one year since I retired from the Fire Authority. Since that time I took an extended visit to see my mom in Oregon, had the house fixed up (popcorn ceiling removed, professionally painted, new flooring, new window treatments and new dual pane windows).
I also downsized quite a bit – all furniture got donated to Goodwill/Salvation Army, bags of gently used clothing and books donated to Goodwill, fabric was donated to my guild to either sell or raffle off and a few other things. It’s great to clean up and start fresh.
With that said about starting fresh, this was the first quilt from Road to California 2015 class that I finished. Some class projects get done in a year or two or just get shelved. This one is called Fan Dance and the teacher was Nancy Mahoney. Nancy has a great technique so the quilt was assembled quickly. Since I purchased the fabric in La Mesa at Rosie’s Quilt, I named mine La Mesa Leslie.
It was quilted on the long arm, binding on in record time and then shipped to my friend Sharon Elsensohn. Sharon and I had a fabulous friend named Leslie. We have known each other for more than 25 years. Well, that damn cancer took Leslie away from us. Knowing that Sharon was feeling the loss, I sent it to her. When she’s down, maybe she can think that Leslie is nearby watching over her.
So Leslie, farewell. Sharon, enjoy the quilt. Any quilt guilds, think about having Nancy as an instructor. Quilters could also use this pattern and use the panels of the fans for signatures. When finished you could use it for a gift for a bride, a retiring member of your company or church or a family gift.
More later as I need to put some binding on another quilt.
Thanks for reading.