Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
I decided to quilt it this afternoon. I knew I wanted to quilt feathers in the large empty spaces. I used a stencil to guide me as I quilted the feathers.
Here's one of the baskets.
My sisters and I had Mom's estate sale Friday and Saturday. We met some nice people but also some very mean people. We were shocked at the number of people who switched price tags, and they weren't even smart about it. For example, one person removed a $25 dollar tag on a rug and replaced it with a $2 tag. Apparently, tag switching is a common occurrence at sales in this town.
I'll be back with another quick and easy finish.
Monday, April 29, 2013
This photo was taken when it was a work in progress, hence the unfinished flower on the left side. I added ladybugs and am thinking of adding in a few inch worms.
I don't know if you're like me, but I can remember what was going on as I made many of my quilts. This will always be the quilt I was working on when the my mother was hospitalized and subsequently passed away. When I took her for an appointment on March 18 little did I know that was the last time we would visit her family doctor. When I checked her into the hospital later that day little did I know that would be the last time she would ride in my new car. What I thought was bronchitis was something much, much worse. The lymphoma she'd battled in 2010 had returned and spread to her lungs, bones, liver, and lymph nodes. We put her in hospice care 2 days later, took her home the next day, and she took her last breath on the morning of Friday, Mar 22.
I'll always remember her words as I showed her the quilt: "That's so pretty." She was always a big admirer of my work, and I was of hers. She taught me so many things.
I can't be selfish and wish she had stayed here longer in the condition she was in. She's in a better place and wouldn't want me to be a gloomy Gus. Many have told me the loss gets easier with time. I'm sure it will.
I'll be back much sooner with some other projects.