The Free Motion Quilting Project: Trip Down Memory Road

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Trip Down Memory Road

Last night I was working on a detailed post about the inspiration and journey of making the Eternal Love quilt and found myself wandering down a trip through James's birth and little baby time.

I believe this was around August 2008, so about a year before I started this blog. James was SO lovey! These days when I swing my arm out for a hug, he dodges and runs away. Gotta say, that breaks my heart a little every time (but in a good way. He's growing up!)

So that's what I'm thinking about today. That little guy and how much he's grown up. He'll be graduating into middle school at the end of this month which just blows my mind. Here we are scrubbing the treadle base together a few weeks ago:

He wasn't all that happy with me, hence the frowny face. Yeah, I have a feeling even smiles are going to be a rare occurrence for the next few years. No worries! I have a big enough smile for both of us!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. Happy Mother's Day, Leah! Mothers are in it for the long haul.

  2. We've got a 13 year old so its good to go back and look at the sweet baby photos sometimes. Reminds us of why we do this on the stinker days!

  3. Happy Mother's Day. James is such a nice young man (good looking, kind, thoughtful, creative and smart). He knows he is loved and his time for hugging will come back (after teens).

  4. Leah, I'm the person that's been having problems commenting on your blog. Trying again so hope it works.

  5. Hah! Looks and sounds familiar! Nowadays I get big hugs when we meet up. I just wish it were more often.


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