Those of you who have followed my previous blog, recall I have two adopted GD from China. In 1998 the adoption agency sent six "parents to be", including my daughter, her hubby and myself to finalize the procedures. Since that time these six couples, who now have two daughters each, have had a yearly reunion.
The girls adopted in 1998 will soon be 18 years of age and going further afield to continue their education, travel etc. Because they have a unique relationship I did not want them to loose touch with each other....I know, I know....... there is social media, but that is so impersonal. So what does a quilter do.....she quilts.
Last year at the reunion I had each girl write something and sign a 6 1/2 inch block of fabric, then over the Winter/Spring I made six quilts using these blocks along with others to make a memory lap size quilt for each of them.
Only four families were able to come to the reunion this year, a picture below shows the girls holding their quilts and me in the centre. As each girl opened their gift bag, my partner, Dave noticed the look of disappointment on the faces of their sisters. When we arrived home he said, "you have got to make six more quilts for their sisters", the expressions on their faces moved him that much.
This Winter guess what I am making, yes..... six quilts for the siblings. Trying now to decide what to put on them, thinking, maybe a photo of all twelve girls and embroidering their names.
Today is damp and cool, however, I will accept it for the 1st day of December.
Have a great day.