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                                           Just Takes 2 - 2015

                                                                    January 1, 2015

                                                                  Happy New Year!


January is here. Time for resolutions and new starts. Every year, Gay and I have a list of all the quilts we're going to make that year. This year our resolve is not to make the list! <G>

As for Ben Biggs, we're starting on the second half of this beautiful quilt! Block #13 is very pretty and full of sentiment with lots of inking.


                                                                           Benjamin Biggs Block #13   


Eleanor M Biggs    July 20, 1848                           By The Ladies For Benjamin Franklin Biggs 1848



The corner passages are numbered, beginning with the lower left


1st       Flowers seek the light, their beauties to display,
           The leaf will smile the same by night as day
           There is the smile that no cloud can o'recast,
           The flowers and leaves are thine own to the last.


 2nd       The stars that gem life's morning sky,
              Smile sweetly o'er the now;
              And flowers around thy pathway lie,
              And roses crown thy brow ~



3rd         Should pleasure, at its birth
               Fade like the hues of even,
               Turn thou away from earth,
               There's rest for thee in heaven.


4th        Life is but a shadow - save a promise given
             Which lights up sorrow with a fadelys ray:
             I touch the scepter! - with a hope in heaven
             Come, turn thy spirit from the world away.


I'm looking forward to your comments about this special block and the poems on it. What poems will you include on your block? I also can't wait to see the blues you choose for your flowers. For two years, I've been pondering this center blue, and of course, collecting for it, and still can't make up my mind!

Download Benjamin Biggs Block #13  here: Ben Biggs 13 B.

Gay always has special surprises for you at, so get on over there to see what awaits!

Keep posting your ideas and photos on the Facebook page and yahoo list!

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Please email me with any questions.

Pieceful Stitching!
Gay and Brenda