A Moment of Silence

Did you notice that I wasn’t here yesterday? I decided that in honor of 9/11 I would take a moment of silence on my blog. There are so many emotions tied up in the day. I remember exactly how I found out about the Twin Towers. I lived in CA, so it was 5:52 am when the first plane hit. I worked with my mom at the time and she was already at our office. She called me in a panic and told me not to come to work, she didn’t want me to have to drive across the San Francisco Bay that day. I went over to my God Father’s house, he is a retired marine, and spent the day with him. I was too jittery to be alone, and I was petrified with my dad working in San Francisco and my mom having to get on a bridge to come home.  Every year since meeting my husband 9/11 has taken a different meaning for me. The sacrifice hits that much closer to home.  So that’s why I wasn’t here yesterday, I wanted to take the time to really think about what happened all those years ago.

The past 2 days I have been sewing like crazy and I wanted to show you some of my projects:

September blocks for Bee Awesome. Sheetal asked for Creams, Whites, and pops of warm happy colors. She mentioned that she loved mustard yellow, burnt orange and red. I noticed in the blocks she already had that a few had included some aqua and gray, so I threw those colors in thinking they would blend in nicely.

These are the September blocks for the Trust Circle of Do.Good Stitches. We were requested to make the Woven Block from Jenna’s Sew. Happy. Quilt. QAL back at the beginning of this year in warm bright colors. I hope I hit the mark!

I also joined a different type of bee and it starts October 1st. You may recognize some of the blocks below from pictures I posted on Facebook.

Each of us in the Bee are making a starter row and then we will ship our row off to the next person who will use our row as inspiration.  We were able to set basic guidelines and request colors. My guidelines are that each block include at least 1 flying goose (can you tell that I LOVE flying geese?) and that the colors are rainbow colors – ROYGBIV.  This quilt will be for the day bed in our play room so I want it to be bright and happy! I am so excited to ship it off and see what the next person comes up with and adds to it!

I hope everyone is having a great hump day!

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14 Responses to A Moment of Silence

  1. Kristy says:

    🙂
    LOVE that roygbiv goodness!!! Can’t wait to see the finish!

  2. Debbe says:

    You have been very busy. Now you’re making me feel like a slacker. I still don’t have borders on my QA quilt.

  3. I love your flying geese! So pretty with all the colors.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings on 9/11. There is something about hearing others stories and feelings about that day because we all experienced something. Every year I feel like I re-live the emotions from that day. From heading to my college and finding out it all classes were canceled because that is an evacuation point for many of the towns (there was fear being an hour south of the city on the coast with a power plant). Then heading to work (because what else was I supposed to do) where a coworker had not heard from her husband who worked in the towers. He called our office later when he got to NJ, we had sent her home but knowing he was ok was the greatest relief. That feeling comes back every year. Something that I can never forget.

  4. Vicki says:

    Wow! Love the flying geese blocks! That’s going to be one gorgeous quilt.

  5. Julie says:

    I didn’t know you were doing the Bee with Ruth and the girls… isn’t Sheetal a sweetie 🙂 Hugs!

  6. Sondra says:

    amazing work, Melissa, as always! love the ROYGBIV!

  7. When I was a kid my mother told me that there were moments that “everyone” will remember. I didn’t realize how true that is until receintly.

    All of your work is amazing. I can’t wait to get my hands on your lovely flying geese quilt. 🙂

  8. Katy says:

    Great job on the blocks, and love your starter row, looking forward to seeing what it transforms into 🙂

  9. Snoodles says:

    Absolutely beautiful blocks…I don’t think we will forget that day; what we were doing; who we were with. I’m so grateful to those that serve our country, and those that serve locally in fire and rescue efforts. 🙂

  10. Carrie P. says:

    You have been busy! I like the row you are going to swap. Awesome blocks.
    Could you send me your street address? I will having my pillowcases ready to send probably on Friday. thanks.

  11. Lisa L. says:

    I love your blocks! Cannot wait to see how the ROYGBIV Geese quilt comes along! I will never forget that day! Love your tribute.

  12. Barb N says:

    I was watching Good Morning America when they reported the first attack and immediately woke my husband up and told him he was not allowed to fly the next day for a business trip. At first he scoffed at me because it was so difficult to believe the enormity of what had happened. It didn’t take long, though, before his company cancelled all their travel for the week. I appreciate your day of silence in remembrance.

  13. Susan says:

    I love your flying geese blocks. That’s a great row!

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