28 May 2012
Make-A-List Monday Week 8 - Happy Memorial Day
2 grandpas who were career Marines
3 Marine Corps uncles
1 born-on-the-fourth-of-July dad
1 Air Force husband
2 Marine Corps brothers
= one flag-waving, tears-up during the national anthem every time, patriotic little me. And don't even get me started on God Bless America, God Bless the U.S.A., and America the Beautiful. My kids are partial to the Air Force song.
We started this tradition when we moved to Seattle. The Washelli cemetery in Seattle has a very large military section. They do a special afternoon Memorial Day ceremony each year. But before that, early in the morning before that, a group of people, mostly Boy Scouts (love the scouts!) go and place the flags at the gravesites. And they let my little family participate.
See - here's my awesome husband showing my two oldest how it's done.
And my oldest boy doing it all by himself. So sad we couldn't find a local cemetery to do this at this year. It was a lovely tradition. We'll still go to the cemetery and see who's got flags out and talk about it. It's important to know and talk about.
Yes, this is a quilty blog. But it's my blog. And today, I'm thinking about the men and women who sacrificed so much for my freedom. One day a year isn't too much to ask of me.
But now I will move on to quilting matters.
Here's what I'm working on this week:
Finish quilting and binding this quilt:
(and there would be a picture if I could find my flippin' camera, but it seems to have sprouted little legs and wandered away)
Cut up my charms for the Boy/Girl I-Spy charm swap (pretty sure there are still spots available if you're interested) and the Yummy Sherbet charm swap (I'm in the lime/mango group). The fabric arrives tomorrow.
Clean/organize my sewing room. Again. For the eleventy billionth time.
Finish cutting and start sewing on my daughter's adventure backpack (needed more fabric for this one).
That's a decent little list. What are you all up to this week?