Thursday, December 08, 2011

Amish Circle Quilt Project - # 76 - "Shelling Peas"

Block # 76 - "Shelling Peas"
Started on 7/13/11
Completed on 8/16/11
Technique: Applique'

I just love all of these applique' blocks! They are so fun to complete and then they come out so stinkin' cute! Like this one; who'd a thunk peas would make a cute quilt block?

So we've established I'm not a leaf eater. That applies to peas as much, if not more so, than other veggies. Ick. Especially green peas. And don't even get me started on the yuck factor of split pea soup.

I do remember shelling peas with Granny when I was little though. She and Poppa always had a nice sized garden out behind their house. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with them in it off and on for years. Now, I didn't retain any of the tactical knowledge of gardening and I certainly didn't inherit their green thumbs but it did make for some wonderful memories.

It's nice how so many grandparents have time to share with their grandchildren. I feel sorry for those who don't have that time (the adults and the children). Being delighted in by your grandparents and having them let you know how special and important you are play a huge role in a child's life. And what says I love you more than the sharing of time? Those mere moments become a lasting gift for a lifetime.

Father, thank You for the grandparents You bestowed upon me. Thank You for their commitment to my life and to helping shape the woman I am.

Blessings y'all!

1 comment:

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