April 16, 2017

The Sweetest Day


 Family.  Such a great word.  It means strength in numbers for some.

We were raised in a large family of 8, Spanning years of new babies coming into this world with
welcoming arms and hearts too.  Bonding with many people as a baby in this family; as babies
look into the eyes of so many. 
Across The Pond
And Friday we had a special visit from some very special people.....my sisters.....it was so wonderful
and healing for my ailing body.  We went to our pond for a visit too; they loved it.  The pollen that SC is famous for was layering on the top of the pond.
Judy, Me, Debbie and Lori   


We made pizza for lunch with veggie munchies.  No, we never quit talking or laughing for  the 9 hours that they blessed us with their time.  They drove from Ohio, so it was a LONG drive just to
see us.  Debbie kept making me sit down.  Ha, I laughed as she is 6 years younger than me and
as we grew up I had to take care of them after school and the evening when Mom went to work.
So, this was role reversal.

Yard Flags
   

At one point we started making yard flags for the reunion.  They chose some civil war fabric of
flags, of course!  and when they return to Ohio they will add an initial to each yard flag for the
families expected to attend the 25th reunion of the Nesler's.  Our Dad started it before he
unexpectedly passed. We all still miss him and later our Mom too.
Debbie
This is Debbie; a real miracle seeing her sew.  She HATED sewing as a kid.  She told us Friday
it was because of the bobbin issues....drove her crazy.  But, now she has grandkids and has spent
the last few years teaching them to stitch.  It is the first thing that they ask to do when they come to
visit.  That is just sweet!! Sew, she is going to buy a sewing machine!! URA!!!

Judy
Judy is the oldest girl in family.  we have 3 brothers too and Patti 9 years younger than me passed
8 years ago this August to stomach cancer.  We miss her.  She loved to create and sew.  Judy taught
us all things from walking to so many household duties in a large active family  and sewing of all
kinds.  She is our 2nd Mom.  She hand quilts beautiful quilts.  She is helping with the flag edges.
So happy she came along to see us!!

Lori Ann
 Lori is always the most active one of all of us.
Being the youngest of 8, no one could ever
keep up with her.  She longarmed a smaller
quilt top she had made a few years ago.  Her son
and his wife adopted a brother and sister from
Africa in the last couple years.  They came at different times.  Georgia just came this year. Sew, she is doing meandering on this quilt for her.
She backed it with one of our Mom favorite
fabric that we had in our shop we managed 9 years
ago. A fun time in our lives together.
Quilt DONE !!

Fabs for Flags

Gifts
 My Sister Deb painted me beautiful quilt with texture on it.  I love it.  Judy brought me coloring
books and a word search too.....plus two color pencils.  I love to color.  We all did as kids too.
One of the coloring books is patriotic.  She said Gary can color too in that one!!!  Sweet!!

Just a very, very delectable day together.  We agreed, when I can travel, to meet half way and
rent a place so we can do more sewing or as Deb does paintings!......

I hope you have a blessed Easter Day.  He is Risen.  He is Risen indeed!!!

I know people celebrate the Sweetest Day in the fall; but truly we had one of our Sweetest Days
Friday.  It was medicine to my body and soul, for sure.   Thanks Sis's!!!......and we will all see Patti
in Heaven.....the one we celebrate today.....


Because He Lives!!!





2 comments:

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...


My heart is full knowing you had such a sweet day with your precious sisters. Love the pond picture!

Karen said...

Thanks Amy!! You are the Sweetest!!