Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Happenings of the Past Week

We just returned from several days in Missouri.  We were mainly there for a memorial service for Mr. M's mother who died in late winter out west.  All of our children and grandchildren were able to be there, which we were very happy about.  Although a sad time, it was nice to see and visit with other family members whom we hadn't seen in several years. 

On the way down, we stopped in Hannibal, home of Mark Twain.  We weren't able to do much sightseeing, but I did manage to get a few pictures.

This is a statue of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.

Overlooking the back of the statue and the main street.

This is the beginning of the first Mark Twain Memorial Bridge that used to start here and end in Illinois on the other side of the Mississippi River.  This bridge was torn down in 2001 after a new one was built a short distance away.

Standing by the fence in the previous picture and looking across the Mississippi toward Illinois.

Around the home front, some news is that I've been commissioned to make a quilt.  It'll be a Lone Star to fit a queen size bed like a bedspread would.  So, it's going to end up being about a king size.

These are the six fabrics she has chosen for the star.  The one at the top will also be the first border, and the second one from the bottom will also be the second border.

The fabric on top will be the third border, the backing, and the binding.  The fabric on the bottom is for the background.

This will be a challenge, but I am definitely excited about it and looking forward to doing it.  I have everything ready to go, so I'll be starting to cut and piece the star tomorrow.

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