My family and my son's wife's family are rather close. This confuses a lot of people until they realize that we go to church together and that the couple started "dating" in the 6th grade (first real date -- my daughter-in-law's 16th birthday). We've known each other a long time and our families just blend together.
Last year, I pulled out a bunch of old UFOs and found one that just "looked" like my son's mother-in-law. It was a block-of-the-month from the Quilt Basket from I don't remember when. Maybe ten years ago? My son's mother-in-law repainted her bedroom a little while ago and I knew that this quilt would be a perfect match.
This was Ruth's Christmas present:
It felt like old times during the holidays when I ordered my two (now grown) children to bundle up, head onto the deck, and hold a quilt for a photo. They grew up doing this and will never be too old for me to boss around!
I hope that Ruth loves this quilt forever. I treasure our friendship and look forward to sharing grandchildren with her.