Thursday, June 26, 2008

She's here! We have The Princess in the house. No one was surprised that her flight was delayed a couple of hours during a lay over in Texas. She handled it just like a princess, taking the opportunity to enjoy a nice, sit down meal. There was so much confusion surrounding her flight that its number didn't even show up on the board here at the airport and the ticket counter of that particular airline was closed. Still it was easy to pick her out as she walked across the second floor of the concourse toward baggage claim. After 24 hours of travel, she looked more than a little weary, but glad to be here.
Now I can, at last, reveal The Secret Deadline Project . . . . A quilt to commemorate The Princess' service in the Air Force. I modified the borders in a pattern by Linda Brannock that was purchased last year at Primitives of the Midwest. I didn't quite meet the deadline. Once I finish quilting the borders, I can add a sleeve, binding and a label.
Yesterday we had our toes done, she unpacked an organized her room, fish tacos for lunch at a little place by the beach, a tour of the garden and picked a lot of squash and a pail of peppers. Just fun little things that we have not been able to do by phone.
In a few days we will settle into a nice routine. It sure is nice to have her back.

39 comments:

Patti said...

What a perfect quilt for her - and of course beautifully made in every detail. Sounds like you two are having a ball together. I'm so very glad for this time you have - it's so easy for them to grow away from us as they get older and busier with their own lives. Especially after they marry and have children. (Though being a grandma has lots of new perks!)

Carin said...

That quilt is beautiful and completely perfect! Great job!

Vicki W said...

The quilt is absolutely beautiful!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Libby what a wonderful quilt for your DD :O)... how special that is!!!

I would like to say a Thank You to her, we owe our service men and women so much, now, in the past, and in the future!

Beth said...

Oh yay! I'm glad to hear the Princess made it home safe and sound! What a fantastic quilt you made for her to commemorate her service! Tell her thank you from all of us for her service, would you?

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful quilt! You did a great job. Enjoy your time having her home with you...and thank her for her service to our country!

Milah said...

Tell your daughter Welcome Home!

What a beautiful homespun gift for a homeland hero! I appreciate her service to our country. God Bless!

Karen said...

The quilt is so perfect. You must be so glad to have her home!

Stina said...

Ohh...she must have been sooo happy for that one... I´ts wonderful...Libby!
Take care and enjoy your days!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Ah... perfection. You're right, there are things that Moms and daughters just need to experience together in person. Enjoy! The commemorative quilt is stunning!!

Guðrún said...

I am so happy for you to have her back home :) and the quilt is beautiful.

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Congratulations on having your Princess home! It must feel wonderful to have her there finally.

The quilt is SO BEAUTIFUL!

Angie said...

What a beautiful quilt, Libby!! I'm so happy for all of you---just enjoy! :)

paula, the quilter said...

Such a beautiful welcome home quilt. And the two of you will settle into a routine soon enough so enjoy the little things and moments.

Julia said...

What a wonderful keepsake! I too add my THANKS to her for serving the people of this country and defending our freedom! Mom and Dad deserve some thanks too!

Stephanie D. said...

What a beautiful keepsake! It is SO lovely! Was she totally surprised?

Congrats for a safe trip home and please convey my thanks also to the Princess Hero!

All's right with the world, now, isn't it?

Susie said...

What a beautiful quilt you made her. Sounds like you're having some great mother daughter time!
xo

Mar said...

YEA!! The Princess is home, so happy for you all. Love the secret project. It is beautiful and what a wonderful keepsake.

Hedgehog said...

What a lovely gift. Enjoy having your daughter home!

Knot Garden said...

It must be so nice to have your daughter back home. Now you can spend some time together. The quilt is absolutely beautiful.

Yvonne said...

I'm so glad your "baby" is home safe and sound! The quilt is gorgeous!

loulee1 said...

The quilt is a wonderful welcome home gift.
It must be great to have her safely home in your nest.

Karen said...

So glad Princess made it home safely. What did she think of the quilt? You did such a good job on it.

Sweet P said...

Welcome home Princess! The quilt is simply stupendous! Now you're circle is complete.

Wendy said...

Oh now that's the sweetest keepsake to commemorate her service. You two will have fun doing the simple things together.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I know I've told you before, but the secret project is jsut PERFECT!

Chocolate Cat said...

Welcome home to the princess and what a wonderful quilt!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

What great news! I am so pleased she was home safe. it sounds like you and your princess will be having a lovely time...and the quilt is absolutely perfect, tracey

Marcie said...

Great looking quilt Libby! How perfect for your returning Air Force daughter! I bet she loves it. I sure do!

Carole said...

Glad to read that the Princess made it home safely! The quilt is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful gift! Enjoy your time!

LBP said...

That quilt is astounding! WOW! The princess will love it

Blessings

Linda

Em said...

Yay Libby! Beautiful quilt for your girl! I hope she gets some good rest and settles in nicely back at home!

Bren said...

Oh Libby...I am so glad your Princess is home!!!
The quilt is just wonderful. I am sure it will mean the world to her!

Jeanne said...

Libby, that's a wonderful quilt to commemorate your daughter's service. I'm glad she is safely back home. Enjoy the time you spend together.
Your garden is looking very nice, also.

Finn said...

A happy welcome home to you dear child *VBS* Always wonderful when our hearts delight is present and accounted for!
I'm sure the days together will be glorious and you'll both be making new happy memories.
love the secret quilt..you did a great job on it.
I'd suggest "test driving" a container of the frozen summer squash before you freeze too many. If you are planning on it in soup or some such 'soft' type thing, it'll be fine. Gotta remember the really HIGH water content. Of course it can be drained after thawing. Just a thought based on experience. Big happy hugs, Finn

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Stephanie D. said...

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Marilyn R said...

The quilt is fantastic! How wonderful to have the Princess home safe and sound. Please add my thanks for her service to our country too!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I remember how happy I was when my son finally left the Air Force, especially after being in Afghanistan. Mom's will always woryy so it's nice to have them right there to hug.