To commemorate this occasion, we took a picture. Well, actually, we took several pictures! It took some time to get all 12 people to be looking the same way, not be talking, etc. We were a bit challenged because of limited space in our living room, but we managed to get a decent picture in the end.
Pictured, standing in the back row, left to right: my husband, myself, my son, my son's finance, my daughter's fiance, my daughter, my nephew, and my brother. Sitting in the front row, left to right: my niece, my dad, my mom, and my sister-in-law.
Years ago, (I am not sure how many exactly, let's just say many years ago) my mom and I were at a local quilt show. My mom spotted a table runner that she just loved. She purchased the kit and I brought it home. I pieced the top right away and then the project sat on the shelf....for years. While going through some things in my studio before Christmas, I came across the unfinished table runner. I decided I would finally quilt the runner and then surprise my mother with the finished product in her stocking at Christmas. My mom was surprised when she opened up the runner--truth be told, it has been so long since she purchased the runner, she likely forgot that it existed!
I also came across a runner kit that I bought from the same shop during a shop hop one year--poppies instead of sunflowers. My kit is still in the plastic. *Sigh* Maybe I will finish my table runner in 2012!