I went to see my dad this past weekend.
Some of you may know that I have been trying to go regularly (every 2 weeks) to see him
and make sure he is alright.
He is 86 and my handicapped sister lives with him so I like to check on them.
It would be easier but they live 2 hours away.
I had not planned on going to see them this past weekend but I received a call on Wed that there was something that needed my attention so I went.
Apparently a con artist had gotten hold of my kind hearted father and
fleeced him out of a good deal of money.
He saw her in a parking lot at a store, crying so stopped over to see what was wrong.
It all went south from there.
I am still dealing with this and that's why I have been more quiet than usual.
I will be taking over the finances very shortly
so something like this will never be able to happen again.
OK, that's out of the way, now on to his quilt!
My dear friend, Pauline, had given me a coupon for my birthday to do the binding on one quilt.
This quilt is large and Pauline does a wonderful job on her bindings.
(she is the queen of binding!)
I thought it would be wonderful to have the binding done by her for a quilt that meant so much to me and I knew would mean a lot to my dad.
I know it gave her fits, but the finished product is perfection,
so thank-you my friend,
for persevering and giving me a beautiful finished product to hand over to my dad!
If you remember, I tried to include many of the things my dad loves,
like snowmobiling, golf and he was in the Air Force for the Korean war.
I had Liz quilt it with musical notes shaped like heart, to represent his love of music.
At 86 he still plays the baritone sax, although infrequently now.
Liz did a wonderful job!
Alright photos, I know that's what you are waiting for!
I titled the quilt "All Your Favorite Things"
This shows the front and a bit of the back.
Back close up
Close up of the quilting
Look who was inspecting the back as I was trying to take pictures!
Here is the label
Of course this is the BEST photo! My dad with his new quilt!!!
He is quite a talker and has been taking his quilt wherever he goes
to show it to anyone that will listen!
He even brought it to the place he eats breakfast.
He did ask me how I got the photos of the snowmobilers and the airplanes on to the fabric!!
I am happy he loves it.
Thanks again to everyone that helped me get this finished for him!!