Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan Claire. This is day one hundred and sixty-one of that project.

This quilt block shows a plane landing on a runway from the front. It's quite dramatic. The plane itself is a dark emerald blue with white stitching outlining it. The windshield is a patch of white fabric. The runway is a strip of gray fabric on green with white stripes of fabric showing the lines. Above the runway is a blue salmon-patterned background.

“This is your captain, I know it’s been a little rough on our approach but it’s looking like we are in for a smooth landing, folks. We know you have a choice when you fly and we appreciate you choosing us. We’ve reached your destination and have a great day.”

I let out my breath and wait to feel the wheels hit the tarmac. Best part of the flight for me.

I do not love to fly.

I have an aunt that loves to fly and she thinks the best part is when you feel that surge when the aircraft accelerates down the runway and you take flight.

It probably won’t surprise you to know that is not my favorite part.

I am not a huge fan of flight. I used to get airsick along with being scared but now I take a big dose of Dramamine 45 minutes before I take off and I’m usually asleep before the wheels leave the ground.

Sometimes it’s a little iffy if I’m going to remember to do everything I’m supposed to when I land because the “sleepy” hasn’t worn off yet but, it’s totally worth it for a calm flight.

My father loved to fly and took lessons to be a pilot. I always found this a little odd because his father was killed in a small plane when Dad was about 12. I now wish I had asked him about that but for some reason I was always kind of afraid to ask.