Thursday, January 10, 2008

A postcard from Mary!

I got a new postcard! In case you haven't figured this out yet...I love getting fabric postcards! Such wonderful pieces of art from others. Well this one is from my sister Mary. And those I get from her are extra special.She tends to be more critical of herself and her work than I am of mine. But then she is a perfectionist; I am more free in an artistic sense (actually in life) than she is. But she is very methodical and attentive to detail. I tend to fly by the seat of my pants. But she is always willing to try new things. So when I receive something that she made, it is so very special to me. That we share this quilting passion is a gift I will always cherish. To my other 2 sisters, I love stuff you make me too! And Mother...those things I have that you have made are priceless. But I must admit that I have a special bond with Mary. that is not to diminish what I feel for Ann and Maureen, because I love them dearly. It's just different. I am the oldest in my family. I was away at college and then married while the others were still at home. I have 2 brothers who are wonderful, next in line to me. Mary is the next closest sister in age to me....that is not to say she is in my age group...heaven forbid! But we share a passion for quilting, and she as I do, have a grown family and thus the freedom to pursue that passion.

Anyway, this has gotten really long winded. But Mary is coming for a visit the end of the month and I am thrilled! We tried to get
Mother to come, but she didn't feel like she could at this time. We will miss her, but we will enjoy our time together. Thanks, Mary for making the effort to connect. I cherish our time together. And thanks for the beautiful postcard.


  1. We're going to have a great time. I told Keith I don't even mind that he's going to be working crazy hours the rest of the month because it gives me an excuse to come see you.

    Glad you like the was my first beaded one so I kind of just started sewing them on...

  2. Sister-Friends.....doesn't get much better, does it? I know you'll have a great time together. :) I've been resisting the postcard urge but you two and Vicki are making it hard to

  3. I've been telling Mary for ages she's way too hard on herself. Sounds like you both have a special bond and it gives you something to look forward to.

  4. Gesh! Are you trying to make me cry? Such sweet things to say about your sister. This is the Quilter's Sisterhood at it's finest!

  5. PEA GREEN over here girls!!! Have fun!

  6. such a wonderful sentiment about sisters. it's obvious reading both of your blogs how important family is to you and mary. have fun!
    kayp at myolivebranch.wordpress


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