Sometimes I still feel as empty as this chair inside,
due to the loss of my mother.
But I'll keep going and one day I'll have this quilt finished
and hanging upon my wall.
It will remind me that love endures
no matter what happens.
|Looks a little bit Christmas-y, doesn't it?|
Life has a way of slowing you down sometimes.
I dug out this project I started a few years back,
looking for some mindless task to keep me-self occupied.
It's been on my mind lately, because it's unfinished business.
There's things I want to finish, just for the fact that I don't
like loose ends.
The pattern and fabric are from a kit I got years
ago- just had to have it because of all the bright colors.
This is a very ambitious project.
It's Pennsylvania Redwork, designed by Ann Kennedy, and
it was published by Labors of Love. I can't find them
anymore. I think they sold a lot of these kits, but I've never
seen one of them finished.
|Quilt is 82" wide by 102" long.|
The quilt involves LOTS of little pieces. I thought at first,
that I'd be able to applique by needleturn, but they were
just too small. Fusible machine applique was my only option.
Here are a few of the center blocks.
|Okay, we're ready now- Lill Annie, my Hot Cocoa and book|
Hello dear readers. It has been 17 days since Dottie Rose
passed away. My heart remains heavy and sad, but some
of the sting of loss has lessened. There is comfort for those
who have lost a loved one, which Dear God provides, I can
Today, I wish to share with you my review of a book by
Susan Branch. If you are at all having a sad time in your
life, you should visit her blog and website. She proclaims
to have the "happy gene", and I believe she really does.
This is not to say that she is not like everyone else, that there
are times when sad things happen, but her expression of
life is so joyful, that she can carry you along to loftier
places- because she chooses to! I just can’t tell you how
many times I have felt sad and have read her blog entry
for the day, and have gotten a lift! It’s like comfort and
a hug, whenever you need one.
On to the book: Autumn. I have seen on her blog, that
unfortunately this one is out of print, so I am glad I bought
this one last year. I have taken a few pictures of some
of the pages, with my lovely assistant, Lill Annie #1.
(You can get Lill Annie # 2 HERE.)