Monday, July 7, 2008

All Grown Up

How does time fly so quickly? I'm certain that one of the reasons children are brought forth in this world is to make us more aware of the passing of time. Think back over your own life...didn't your childhood seem to go by at such a leisurely pace? Summers lasted forever...it was an ETERNITY between Christmases...you thought you'd NEVER get old enough to get a driver's license...you know what I mean? Then you get past about 25 or so and things pick up pace...and then before you know it - WHOOSH!!! You hit 30...40...and before you know it the little baby you kept vigil for the day he was born, and who used to do flips off your arms is now towering over you in height and has GRADUATED from high school!!! I feel like my hair should be blowing back away from my face even when I'm sitting still. It all happened too fast!!

And I'm just talking about my nephew (I bet you thought I was talking about my own kids...the same thing seems to be happening to them too!! But they're still in elementary school...for a little longer...)

Yes, here he is...all grown up. He will be heading away from home next month to start college, and of course I had to send him with a quilt! It is a combination of his high school colors of blue and gold, and his soon to be college colors of gold and green. The backing is pieced as well and includes some shirt fabrics of my dad's (who passed away 3 years ago). It is titled "Many Pathways."




5 comments:

Sarah E. said...

How cool is that! And the colors are perfect, and I love the title of it. He looks so pleased!

Salem Stitcher said...

Wow, he looks happy with his quilt. You done good!

Nane said...

Great job getting this done for him, I know he will enjoy it for years to come.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You just wait... you just wait... this whole time warp thing is completely and astonish-ly amazing! Grandmother? ME?? Life is GOOD!!

Diana said...

what a joyous young man! i wish him well in college and a long & successful life. Your quilt is lovely!