Friday, October 18, 2013

One finish

Just in time for the guilds boutique.

Quickly machine quilted by grid work. Was going to just do horizontal lines but I liked the cross work in the piecing and thought I'd carry it out in the quilting. Pattern was found in a recent magazine. Will post that later if you are interested.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, October 14, 2013

Will I Ever Stop Crying

My mother passed away on Sunday morning, October 6, 2013.  Whenever I think about her I start crying.   In my head I know that she is in heaven and free from pain and we don't have to worry about her anymore, however, I still would love to have had more time with her here on earth.  Her memorial service was this past Saturday and lots family and friends came and shared some wonderful stories about her.  Some I had heard before, but some I had not.  I always knew what a treasure she was, but it was wonderful to know that so many others saw the beauty that was my mother.

I miss her so and it's only been a week. It's hard to believe I can't call and talk to her.  I was glad I was able to spend a lot of time with her the last few weeks.  It was hard to hear her talk and harder yet to see her struggle to eat, drink and just move but she loved to hold your hand.   My sister Beverly is an occupational therapist who specializes in hands and took some wonderful pictures of people holding my mom's hand while she was visiting.

From our hands, to the arms of Jesus!
Since all the grandkids were together, we did decide to re-enact a picture we had professionally taken 10 years ago of them.  Here they are side by side.  My mom would have loved this!

She was a wonderful mother but a fantastic grandma, aka Grandma Cookie.  My 10 year old niece wanted to honor her and played the piano at the service.  For a girl who's only taken about 2 years of lessons, she played Amazing Grace amazingly well.  I couldn't talk at the service buy my two sisters did and an 'adopted' sister (neighbors of my parents when they lived in San Jose who my parents took under their wings) had the most wonderful touching and funny stories about my mom.

Thank you for looking.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Boutique Items

Our guild had their 1st boutique last year and it was so successful we decided to do it again so as usual, my last minute self made a few things.  
A fall tumbler quilt - lap-full sized quilt.

Little pouch pooches.  (free pattern on Bernina's We All Sew)
Plus I had made some bowl cozies earlier, the Christmas placemats, an apron,  the table runners, the fall applique piece I just quilted at Cindy Needham. the Oink and Moo baby quilts and the beachy-crabby baby quilt.  Plus a few things that didn't sell last year.  (2 little boy ties, a stuffed doxie, a Christmas apron and 2 scarves and two 4th of July pillows).  I delivered it all to guild tonight.  They will tag, log and price things next Thursday unless we put a price on them ourselves, which I did on a few things.  

Thanks for looking.