Comin' and Goin'!
This is one of the tabletoppers I made this week, they went together fast! This is a pattern I came up with myself, after getting ideas from looking at quilting magazines. I call this pattern "Comin' and Goin'". The pinwheels look like they can go any direction!
Here's why I chose this design... My sister's house caught fire January 12th. She had the day off, and was home. She was sitting on the floor of her 2nd bedroom, filing tax paperwork she had piled on her lap and around the floor. Then “someone” told her to go get something to drink. She thought she was going crazy for a minute, and she didn’t want to move because she had just sorted things. So she decided to say back ‘I’m not thirsty, I don’t need anything to drink.” And the voice said, “Yes, you do.”
So she moved everything she had just sorted, went to the kitchen and saw puffs of smoke blowing past the kitchen window. She ran to wake up her son, grabbed her cat, and the tax papers. As she was headed outside, on the phone to 911, a man in a red truck pulled into the driveway. He yelled out the window “are you on the phone to 911?” She yelled back “yes!”. He nodded, pulled back out of the driveway and left. She still doesn’t know who it was. I said "Isn’t it cool God sent back-up just in case you decided you weren't going to get up? He's got you comin' and goin'!" And that's what I decided to name this design.
As you can see, the firefigthers got there fast and had the fire out before too much damage was done. It was caused by shoddy work an electrician did in her attic a year ago. (He's in huge trouble with her insurance company now. grrrrr) She lost her roof and that's all. She'll be in a hotel for a month or so. I made 2 of these table toppers, one for my sister and another as gift for her friend. Her friend is taking care of her cat while she's in the motel.