Thursday, January 24, 2013

Announcing HPQuilt Along...

Hello Followers and other Friends,
Starting on Feb 1, Cheryl of Cheryl's Teapots2Quilts will be paper piecing quilts on a Harry Potter theme from the free patterns at Sewhooked.  We haven't planned much.  Go over to Cheryl's, here's a link, to see what she has written.  You might like to check out Fandom in Stitches to see the patterns and the tutorials on paper piecing that Jennifer has there. She has other fandoms there you might enjoy, too.
In other news ~ we are home from our trip - sick as dogs! This is the most exertion I can manage today... and I'm gonna take a nap shortly.  For all you other sickies, stay hydrated and warm and rest!
I think our being sick is a blessing, really. Gives us something other than our trip to think about.

Here are some of the blocks I have made in the past from the Fandom in Stitches site.

Now off to a nap!


Monday, January 14, 2013

New Banner...

Dear Friends,

Thank You all for your kind words of comfort. The memorial for my Chrissy will be next weekend, and I will be away a few days before and a few afterwards. It has been a week of agony and heart ache, and I can't say that I feel better (especially because I'm crying right now, and will for the rest of my life) but I have started to push myself to get back into life - like my Chrissy would want me to do. She was not a crier - mostly cause she never wanted to be like me. I cry watching toothpaste ads.  I'm fat, she was always beautifully thin. She always shared her sunny side, I'm trying to learn that. I can cook, and tried to teach her, but her brothers were merciless in their teenage teasing. She didn't learn at home, but from her hubby, who was a cook when they married. She never learned knitting or crochet, or any of the old granny pursuits, that I like to do. She did start to quilt, mostly because I found so much peace with it, and because she liked to do volunteer work and wanted to make things to donate. She made a few beautiful items for her kids and the pets, then her illness shut that down. She was waaaay more social than I am, she had lots of friends in all the places she has lived.  And we all are missing her so much.

I got all kinds of pictures of her together this week. A friend of hers lives quite near us, came to get them and will put together a video for her memorial and we will all get a CD, so I don't have a picture to put here, but I will try to get some on in a week or so.

I have started to sew again.  There are more blocks of the palms (on the banner) done, but I didn't want to futz with a picture of the new ones. I still don't know if I'm picture-abled again. We'll see in a week or so. 

Thank you for your loving comments. I appreciate your time and the soothing words.



Monday, January 7, 2013

My Chrissy has passed

I know a number of you have been praying for my daughter, Chrissy. She passed in her sleep this morning at 8:30 AM at the Hospice where she was admitted yesterday. (She would have been 40 on her next birthday in May.) We were lucky to see her for a few days before the New Year. She was talking and sitting up and seemed nearly like her old self. It was wonderful...
Thank you for your prayers. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.