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The Quilt Is Finished!

The other evening, a dear and industrious friend (you will soon discover why I refer to her this way) called me. Our conversation went something like this:

My Industrious Friend: “CC, Do you have time to talk?” (This question is always appreciated by me. Sometimes there are better time slots to talk on the phone than others)

Me: “Uh, well, not a whole lot of time tonight (we were listening to the Bible)…what’s up?”

My Industrious Friend: “Well, I just wanted to tell you that you are “the bomb”.

Me: “Hey, I can listen to you talk all night, if you’re saying stuff like that!” (We laugh). But I’m just curious, exactly why am I “the bomb”?

For those of you who don’t know, to call someone “the bomb” is the equivalent to saying you think they are totally awesome, cool, etc. I remember hearing, in my early days, when someone referred to someone else as a “walking time bomb“…uh…that was not very complimentary!” But this was definitely meant as a compliment, and yeah…it was pretty powerful. Oh…but if bomb is used as a verb, it basically means that you failed. For example, “I totally bombed that pop quiz”.

Getting back to our story…my friend proceeded to explain how I had helped her to finish her quilt by telling her earlier in the day, during our church break, what to buy, and how to sew it on her quilt. So, I no longer felt like the bomb, but I passed that title back to my industrious friend, who had actually completed her quilting project that same day.

Meanwhile, I was feeling inspired. The girls had started a quilt almost three years ago, and we were almost finished, but we lacked the ruffled trim (okay, and maybe motivation). So, on the Thursday afternoon when we read about the sluggard who doesn’t finish what he started, we all knew what we had to do-finish the quilt. The girls worked very hard and finished the quilt late that evening. Amazing! So, they were also dubbed as “bombs”!

Here is the finished quilt. They have worked on this project with their sweet Nonnie during the summer break, and here and there, as time allowed…sweet memories. I did very little work on this project. I was delighted to watch my little women using their hands in such a practical way. They plan to make more.

Praise the Lord, the “Balm in Gilead” (Jeremiah 8:22). I remember hearing BC’s grandmother remark that “There is a Balm in Gilead” was her favorite hymn, and I thought she said, “There is a Bomb in Gilead”. It never sounded  very “hymn-like” to me. As we completed this quilt/comforter, we thank God for the comfort that He alone gives, and we praise Him for the ability to accomplish everything we do!

While making this quilt, I have especially been reminded of a dear great Aunt Colleen, who made each one of my sisters (there were four of us) our own hand-made quilt-back when we were living at home. She was the ultimate bomb in quilting! She is no longer living, and is missed. I wish she could see this, but this totally pales in comparison to Whom she now sees!

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4 Responses to “The Quilt Is Finished!”

  1. bc Says:

    Remember…I thought you were the bomb before most people you know thought that! đŸ˜‰

    And I still think that…

  2. Organizing Mommy Says:

    I’m feeling the “bomb-ness” of you at this very moment. Great job on the quilt. In my book, my mother is the bomb, since she has offered to finish my quilt. But yours looks great.

  3. CC..."The Bomb"..:) Says:

    Thank you both! Instead of feeling like an explosive bomb, I feel like a better “bomb”, just from hearing these kind words. Wow! The power of a “bomb”!Of course, the only good in me is Jesus Christ living in me!

    Oh…in case I didn’t mention it, I also think my mom is the bomb…especially since she initiated and assisted the girls with this quilting project!

  4. Nonnie Says:

    This is the most beautiful quilt I’ve ever seen! You did a wonderful job of this, sweethearts, and I’m very proud of you that you finished it! All five of you — mom and daughters — are the BOMB!

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