I bet you didn't know that Dinosaurs are still alive living in my study in Cumming, GA.....
I came home yesterday to find my study had been transformed into a Dinosaur habitat. These are only a few of the "scenes" that had been assembled. We also had a herd of long necks, two T-Rexs fighting over another human leg, and various other dinos milling about the room.
This is my Dad's quilt. I finished it a few days ago. I "stitched in the ditch" quilted it. I much prefer freemotion stippling or quilting of any kind. It turned out lovely. I'm planning to take it to the hospital this weekend to show him. He won't be able to keep it in the ICU (and I wouldn't trust to leave it there), but at least he'll see it.
Thanks to everyone for the name suggestions, I almost went with True North. But a few nights ago "The Searchers" with John Wayne was on television. One of my favorite movies. My Dad has always been a fan of "The Duke." In fact, he's received various John Wayne DVDs over various Father's Days and birthdays. Watching "The Searchers" reminded me of one of the other faves, "True Grit". My family has a favorite line out of that movie, where after being told that he was an old, one eyed, fat man and had no chance against the multiple younger outlaws, Rooster Cogburn replies,"Fill your hands, you sonofabitch!" and then charges full speed across a clearing with guns blazing. It spoke to me as having the courage and strength to face the insurmountable odds. And a bit of my personal history, it was the first movie I attended in a movie theater in my Mother's arms as a newborn infant. So that's the name of my Dad's new quilt, "True Grit."
So y'all have a great weekend, and I'm off to do more sewing!