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When I first started thinking about writing this post about joy, I kept thinking about my sisters and all the joy they bring me ... well most of the time! I kept trying to think of something that wasn't so sappy, but realized that my sisters do bring me lots of joy!
We manage to have silly quilting fun almost everyday!
There are 5 of us sisters total and 4 of us actually quilt! We keep hoping that the 5th will start quilting someday, but for now she just takes what she wants from the other 4 so there is no incentive to learn.
A few years ago we each made and exchanged blocks to make family keepsake quilts ...
We actually ended up making 6 quilts total. One for each sister and one for my mother and father.
Mary had a tribute to an old family recipe printed for the labels. It's dedicated an old Polish recipe handed down from my grandparents for stuffed cabbage. My dad is no longer with us so this label is extra joyful with all our signatures!
Although we 5 sisters are really close, quilting helps keep us together. Mary and I are fortunate to travel for our jobs and have taken the "sisters" along on some of our quilting adventures, like a Caribbean Quilting Cruise with our Mom.
This is our sister Terry on one of the 4 wheeling cruise excursions showing off the bugs in her teeth!
She's the sister between Mary and I in age.
Besides our sisters, quilting has brought us many quilting friends like this motley crew in Africa ...
And this beautiful bunch in France ...
Lets not forget the locals right here in the good old USA!
I get to work and have fun with my sister everyday because of our quilting bond.
I have many friends because of quilting too and that brings me JOY!
A Joyful and Merry Christmas to all of you!!