Here are the latest things I’ve been working on. Not too big or impressive but these last few months have been difficult to focus and get much done.
I really wanted to do some christmassy sewing and after changing my mind a hundred times and with time running short I started cutting out the pieces for a single ‘swoon’ block .
I added a couple of borders and it now measures about 36″ square – a good size for a table topper I think.
Unfortunately Christmas has come and gone and I’ve only got to the basting stage – Oh well, early for next year.
The other bit of sewing I’ve completed is this little pot holder. I watched Jenny Doan’s (Missouri Star Quilt Co.) video. If you haven’t seen it yet you should have a look, it’s really cool. For some reason I can’t recall, I used 8.5″ squares instead of her 10″ squares.
The above is a shot of the back, to quilt it I stitched in the ditch as usual.
As this year draws gradually toward an end I have to say it’s been a tough year and I’m glad to see it close. There have been more than the usual struggles, disappointments and sadness.
Most notably; in early November my mother in law passed away and 29 days later my Mom passed away.
This picture was taken quite sometime ago but I choose it for this space because both of them are in the frame. That’s my Mom and my daughter blowing out the candles and my mother in law watching the fun on the right. They were friends and they had what they referred to as their “mutual admiration society”. They lived hundreds of miles apart but would talk on the phone occasionally, musing about how wonderful my kids – their shared grandchildren are. At my Mom’s funeral my 3 “children” overcame their sorrow and read a tribute they had written to their Grannie. I am so thankful and proud of them.
There is so much more I should/could say about these wonderful women but words just can’t encompass my loss. I will simply quote Kahlil Gibran:
“When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight” – Kahlil Gibran
linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish it up Friday