Monday, April 29, 2013

Bonnie's Garden is complete

Bonnie's Garden is complete (except for the quilting) and I'm very pleased with the end result.

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.