Tuesday, April 29, 2014

And life goes on.....

Having lost my mom this month to a long illness, has made me really need to finish the last quilt top my Grammy made. She started it when she found out I had never received a quilt she had made. Unfortunately she didn't get to finish it. That honor, and I do consider it an honor, was left to me. It has been a VERY LONG time.

I couldn't work on it for the longest time, because all I did was cry - and it very hard to hand quilt while crying. My  Grammy  and I were very close, she started teaching me to sew when I was 3 - yes -3! Of course, she also taught me to quilt .

After I could work on it, it was always popped out of the hoop for other more pressing needs: prayers shawls, birthday and Christmas gifts, and commission work to help pay the bills. Yes, I only have one lap size quilting hoop. I have one on a floor stand, but it is not practical at this time due to space constraints

I have logged about it often, because thinking about my Grammy always seems to make me verbose. My mothers death made me feel an urgency to finish things - part of the grieving process I would guess; but I am excited because it is close to done.

For those who have not seen it:


Before I quit working on everything else to finish this I did do these:


Finished post card, save the post card stamp - the ink showed up a few days later and I didn't take pics after I stamped them. Most we're gifts, the rest in my for sale bag :-)

Yes, those are appliquĆ© blocks underneath  - done now but pics not taken yet

I've been threading kits of needles- one of my first quilting "jobs" - I was so excited to be helping it didn't matter šŸ˜ƒ


So, what gave you all been up to?