Happy July 4th
one day early!
Each year, since a few years after my dad died,
I've made a patriotic table runner or topper for
my siblings and my mom.
Well, my mom died last fall,
so her sister will get the runner she would have
received this year.
For this years runner I used this pattern.
and it went together quickly.
Over the years I've accumulated a nice stash of
red, white and blue fabrics,
so all of these runners were made from my stash.
I thought this years runner speaks of my mom and my dad.
My dad was one of the most patriotic people I know
and my mom loved her family fiercely.
I have depleted a lot of my fabrics making these runners this year,
so I will need to be on the lookout for more fabrics to beef up my stash.
For several years I've asked my siblings if
they want me to stop making these
and they have all said "NO!".
These will be delivered at the end of the month
when we will all be in Michigan for the interment
of my mom's ashes.
Happy Birthday, America!