Sunday, August 28, 2011

Naval Booh Bear Just in Time for a Visit With Dad!

I just finished a Naval Booh Bear in time to show pictures to my Dad, a Navy guy himself!   At the end of this post is a photo of my Dad "back in the day" and one of my bear just finished!  Once or twice a year my Sister, who lives in Florida, and I (living in Arizona across the country) converge on Dad to spend some time with him.  We make it a time to include Mom, too (though she's been physically gone for almost 2 years now).   Usually we include her by submitting a dozen or so of her handcrafted Quilts in a Quilt Show.  This time will be a little different.  We are going to be displaying her 9/11 Quilt called "The Day America Cried" in the City Hall/Public Library in the town her and my Dad lived.   Mom's amazing King Size Quilt is a beautiful work of art that captures both the tragedy of the day and then the love of fellow men and women stepping up to help where help was needed afterwards.  The Quilt will hang in remembrance of the 10 year Anniversary of the tragedy.  My family and I are honored to be allowed a special place in City Hall to hang Mom's work of art.  Thank you, Mom, for a legacy of love that lives on and thank you, Dad, for your service to this wonderful Country.   We are very proud of you both!
 I will take a better picture once the quilt is hanging - I'll be able to capture the whole thing, then!


  1. Aww, how lovely that your mum's quilt is going to be on display :o)

    Love your wee sailor bear, and I'm sure your dad will too

  2. Thank you very much, Katy! I am excited to show Dad a photo of Atticus! xoxo

  3. That is a most amazing quilt - as well as being your most beloved mother she was also a highly talented artist.

  4. Thank you very much for your kind words about my Mom's art - she had a way of making everything she touched beautiful!

  5. Wow Janice... everything just happened perfectly on time :)
    The born of your handsome sailor boy and the display of your mum's so beautiful quilt. I bet U must be so excited now. God bless (*^^*)

  6. I do feel happy to have finished the Sailor bear in time to show my Dad, Esther! My Sister and I are both very excited to hang Mom's quilt! We have a lot of family back home that will enjoy seeing it displayed, too!


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