Every year about this time my family gets together for an old fashioned family reunion. This has been a tradition for us for many years. It is not as much fun as it used to be because my grandmother and all her brothers and sisters are gone now. My Granny Fain was the glue that held it all together. Even though we miss her very much, we still try to carry on the tradition of good food and fellowship. This year we had a pretty good turn out of about 50 people. It is so great to see everyone and see how much all the kids have all grown. There are many of us that have grandchildren now. We are no longer the little ones in the family
This year we were fortunate enough to be able to have our reunion at the beautiful Mill Race Farm. It just so happens that is sits right on the property where my mother grew up. We were able to reminisce about all the great times my mom and her siblings and cousins had running the fields of this beautiful property. This is a picture of me Autumn and Brooke at the entrance of the farm. You can't see it because I am standing right in front of it, but the center of the sign is made with the old stone out of the grist mill that used to operate in the 40s on the farm. Family is a wonderful thing. It is one of the few things in life that are free and I am so blessed to have had this opportunity.
This beauty belongs to our friend Libie who lives all the way out in Washington state. We do quilts for her all the time and we are always so excited to see what interesting fabric and design she is going to come up with for her latest piece of work.
If you like what you see, it just so happens that Libie has an Etsy store if you would like to cruise on over and take a look. Doesn't cost a thing to window shop. You can see this lovely fabric and many many others at www.etsy.com/shop/craftygaltoo.
Our friend Rena who is a long arm quilter, as well, was kind enough to share some of her pantographs with us. Thank you so much, Rena; we really appreciate your generosity and will put these to good use. This one is called Swan Song.