My Wife is a Scraper!
March 29, 2015, 10:34 am
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Some of Connie's handiwork

Some of Connie’s handiwork

March 29, 2015

My wife is a little sweet thing. It’s hard to believe that she likes to scrap. Okay, she’s not a fighter. She’s a quilter! She made the quilt in the picture all from scraps that she had saved from other quilts she has made. I can say, being frugal sure paid off! It is a work of art.

This winter was so long and cold with ice everywhere, my wife spent much of it in the house. While some would read or work on puzzles in between all the domestic chores like cooking and laundry, Connie makes quilts. I am the benefactor of many of her creations. I understand where the material and thread comes from, what still amazes me is how much love she sews in!

She makes quilts for daughters and sons, grandchildren of all ages and for us to enjoy. She puts thought into every one that she makes. She has the person who will receive the quilt in mind while she sews. She approaches this job with great joy. She loves this craft and it pleases her to make the quilts. Her talent is obvious. She works the cloth with skilled hands and a grateful heart.

Connie also sends quilts to wounded veterans, premature babies and cancer recovery patients. Her heart is big enough that it even includes strangers of all ages. “There are no strangers, just friends we haven’t met”, is a saying that she holds dear. I am very proud of her accomplishments, but more importantly, I am thankful for her love for me and all of our family!  ………… And that’s no cover-up!


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Looks beautiful! Just like Mom….beautiful lady! Just be careful Ralph….I’m pretty sure she could put up a grand fight if needed! Or just find a big stick hahaha….Luv and miss you both bunches

Comment by Donna aka gert

She is a feisty one! Love and miss you too.

Comment by ricelandmeadows

Beautiful quilt! That is so kind of her to make quilts for many people in need whom she does not know! She is very talented. Unfortunately I did not inherit my Grandmother’s gift of sewing although she tried her best to teach me! 🙂 I’m gaining an appreciation for the symbolism of quilts through the barn quilt trail committee. Very interesting and beautiful. Most of all, I enjoy the history of the barns though.

Comment by Jacklyn

I see a name change? Details?

Comment by ricelandmeadows

Beautiful quilt!!

Comment by almostfarmgirl

Thanks! My wife says thank you too!

Comment by ricelandmeadows

You Still look like Opie on Steroids.
See you soon Ralph

Comment by PJ

Hello my friend. I am glad you found me here. Stop by often and if you’re in the neighborhood…bring your fishing pole!

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