Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Somewhere between my last post and now, I decided that my mini quilt really DID need "something more".  I "think" I love it, but I'm still not completely sure LOL.

What I WAS sure of was the need to sew up a tiny table topper for the little white table also in the foyer.  I cut off one of the other panel blocks to use as the center section of the topper.  It turned out to be the entire topper!  Some quilting and a multicolored binding and it was good to go!  Easy, Peasy!

That is the extent of the quilting/sewing I have done since we lost mom.  I just haven't had it in me.  Until recently.  During a meeting with the bereavement counselor who had come to my parents' home, she began commenting on the beautiful quilts in their family room.  They were the quilts I had made for my dad and then, the following year, for my mom.  The counselor has encouraged me to get back to my quilts.  My quilts have been my therapy, but in my time of greatest need I have failed to reach for my machine.  Maybe she was right.

So today I began rummaging through the TON of mending piled on top of my sewing table and came upon a Fall mini quilt I had begun way back...when?  To be honest I don't remember when I began working on this piece, or if I even showed it to you before, but I think it is time the work continues!  I need to get back to the creative side of my life.  This year has seen the full gamut of emotions for me....concern, confusion, anger, disbelief and heartbreak.  Now it is time to concentrate on the future and the happy times ahead.  Mom would want it that way.

Wedding plans are moving ahead and G and J will be married on my mom's birthday next year.  She loved her only grandchild with all of her heart and wanted nothing more than to see him married and meet her first great grandchild.  While she may not be here in person for their wedding, she did spend time with The Little Guy and was as crazy about him as he was about her.

I'm sure that when they say their "I DOs" she will be watching from above, proud of the wonderful man her grandson has become, and filled with love for the wonderful woman and precious child who have filled our lives with joy.  And, for every ensuing anniversary, as they celebrate their love, they will honor the woman who loved them with all of her heart.


  1. Your Mom will be watching and smiling at the wedding. I know for a fact that my Mom watches over all of her grandchildren each and every day.

    Glad you are back to quilting once again. Many a time crafting has brought back wonderful memories of my Mother.

    God bless.

    1. Thanks, Jackie! I can't believe it is six months since mom passed. I spent some time today quilting my Fall mini quilt. Boy, am I rusty! Just when I was really starting to get the hang of it! I feel like a free motion newbie! I think it is so sweet that they chose my mom's birthday for their wedding date. Gabby was worried that it would somehow be "taking away" from mom's birthday. She asked me to ask my dad and aunt if it was okay with them before they set the date. I told her I was sure that they would feel, as did I, that it was an honor. We were all smiling through our tears when I asked them, knowing how touched mom would be.

  2. It's good to see you back to quilting! I know your mom would be happy to see that, too. =)

    1. You're right, Amy. She would be upset that I let her passing stop me! She loved everything I ever made, ;o)