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Saturday, February 09, 2019


Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Before anyone gets too excited by the title of this post, "Frenzy" is the type of quilt our mom just finished up.  Sorry.  No Crazed River Otter Games involved.  At this point in time.  Ahem.

Anyway, Mom got all excited yesterday afternoon because she just finished sewing the binding onto a quilt she started back in February of 2009.  Cam showed it to you when Mom had finished quilting and now it's all done!  Mom carefully arranged it on the ottoman by the living room window.  Take a look:

"Hi.  What are you doing?"

Oh.  Apparently she was trying to take some photos of the quilt.  Whatever.  She had said something to herself about "cozy and inviting", so naturally I thought she was talking about me.

She smoothed it out on the floor to get an over-all shot - and that's when I knew she really DID want my help!

"Cam!  Get in here!  I need your help with this!"

How does that saying go?  "If you quilt it, they will come"?  Something like that.

"Oh, yeah, Mom.  Cozy and inviting."
"This is for us, right?"
"Well, umm ..."

It sort of is for us -- indirectly.  In the center of every block, there is a rectangle of fabric from one of Dad's old uniforms, and all the other fabrics are either military-themed or patriotic.  It's very special!

We this quilt!

It will be a great "snuggle" quilt for all of us!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. Wow...double WOW and OMDs to have started in 2009...I know she is beyond thrilled to finish and it was well worth the wait too

    You ladies look very pretty there too.
    Hugs Cecilia

  2. Happy weekend to you all. Your mom has really done a beautiful job with this quilt. Such a long time and we are happy to see it all done. We agree it will be a great snuggle quilt. Thanks for the sharing especially with the paws touching photo. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.
    World of Animals

  3. We say if your mom puts it on the floor than it must be for you two. The quilt looks great.

  4. Another beautiful creation by your Mom!!! And with such special memories built right into it. Happy snuggling in together.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  5. Anonymous9:22 PM

    We are retired military and the idea of putting the old uniforms in the quilt is awesome. Thanks for your service.

  6. OH MY! What a lovely quilt!!!! And I LOVES the integration of the uniform fabric in each block....♥♥!! Very special indeed!
    Ruby ♥

  7. It's absolutely gorgeous and so very special and you girls model it so well!

  8. That is a SUPER special quilt!!

  9. That quilt is so beautiful, such a talented mom you have! So lovely.

  10. that quilt is GORGEOUS and I agree that your Mom is so talented!