|Doug and Jene and me and Mackenzie and Kaity|
And none of these people are "normal." Oh they are weird...well some are, of course. They are part of my family. But there are no mass-murders or stalkers (except my sister back in high school...she said she stalked her boyfriend after they broke up, often driving past his house. But I don't think that was classified as stalking back in 1967, right?). We don't have any abusers in our family. We lack our share of bank robbers (although I did steal some colored pencils once when I went to the library in Ontario and needed a pencil...went to a little store next door and realized I had no money. A pencil was only a nickle but it wasn't sharpened...the colored pencils were sharpened. I took them. I was maybe 12. At 65 I realize I could have asked a librarian for a pencil, but this all seemed logical at the time). I have met some bank robbers up close and personal, but I have never invited them into my family.
Yesterday was National Sibling Day. This interesting day started almost 10 years ago. I am just hearing about it now. I guess my head hasn't been in the news/the know for a while. Some people don't have blood siblings or their siblings are no longer with us. They can create a family of brothers and sisters from all those people in their big family. We can just Photo Shop you in.
Meanwhile, I am making progress on my Hands Around the World quilt. I have the moon and the earth finished. I really like that earth. Hope no one notices I didn't get Texas's tail in the gulf... Now on to some stars! Then I can figure out the sizing for the center to match the little kids holding hands :)
In between handwork, I am still making quilt tops. This is my latest. It is a pattern from Eleanor Burns, Quilt in a Day. She calls it Zippity Quick. It was :)
Now back to the star applique and to another quilt top I have cut out for sewing. It is overcast and chilly. Perfect day for sewing :)