Well....not a whole lot of progress this week, but I did manage to get a few things done. I got the baby quilt top finished for my Fishy Whales, I cut all of the pieces out for my new block to add to my Mario quilt (the cloud), and my sweet husband bought me a sewing machine that I have had my eye on at the Flea Market.
Soon to be Mario Cloud
Fishy Whales finished top
My new toy! Dressmaker sewing machine: $6 at the Flea Market.
Runs like a charm! It needs a little cleaning, but overall in perfect condition!
And now...my random story of the week that has absolutely nothing to do with quilting...
I work as a Young Adult Librarian in a public library. Yesterday (Thursday) I had the honor of helping a 90 year old WWII veteran find books to checkout. This was the second time I had ever met this patron, but he seemed to be a very sweet guy. I remembered that on his last visit to the library, he told me that he was a pilot in WWII. On this visit, I asked him about his time overseas and about what kind of planes he flew during the war. We talked for a while about his war stories and how he flew B-24's during the war. I told him that I would love to see pictures one day. He smiled and told me that he would bring some in to show me. About 5 minutes after I thought he had left the building, he slowly came walking back in with this picture. The picture was painted for him by his sister-in-law. It is a beautiful painting of the exact B-24 his flew during WWII. He showed me the print that he had made of the painting, and then he told me that he wanted me to keep it because I loved history and warbirds so much. How amazing! I think that I have made a friend for life, and he just happens to be a WWII veteran Air Corps pilot!
I was so touched by this kind gesture that I just knew I had to share it here!
(FYI: I love all things about flying and old warbirds.)
Photo from: R. Gallup. Painted by: Mac Minn
Have a great Saturday!