A couple of weeks ago I received a phone call from one of my brothers. I couldn't take the call, and the transcription was totally bizarre, but I now know that in addition to COPD, he has emphysema. He and his wife live in South Carolina, and I think I've seen him only two or three times in the last 25+ years. He's spent much of his life as a big rig driver, and the last time I saw him was when he had a load from California that took him through here on I-40. Most of his driving was much farther east. Once he retired, he taught driving for some trucking companies and schools. At this point, he's digging water wells.
Despite the fact that he's been smoking for at least 45 years, or maybe because of that, I think he should have a prayer quilt. I have a J. I. Case/International Harvester panel that reminds me of a shop/lumber/supply business that we used to patronize in Gridley, Illinois--back when we were the farmer's kids.
He was driving a tractor by the time he was seven or eight years old--and would have been happy to be a farmer all his life if Dad hadn't sold the farm. After all, his name, George, means farmer. Fortunately, he also loves driving big rigs, and that was a good career for him.
This is my starting plan; the plain blocks are approximately where the colors are in the panel.
Happy quilting, knitting, sewing, and crafting,