Saturday, March 20, 2010

What's On Your Design Wall - 3-22-2010

While I don't have anything new on my design wall this week, or for the last two weeks, I do have a picture of the finished Heart Wallhanging I made for my sister.

My sister passed away and received her Angel wings on Saturday, March 6th.  I was blessed to be present and holding her when she passed.  She had told me a few days before she passed away, that wherever she was going, "it's so pretty, just like home, so pretty."  In that I am comforted.

I haven't been able to get myself in gear enough to start quilting again.  I have been taking care of 'business' with little time for myself, my family or quilting.  I have, however, told myself I need to start working on those UFOs; I need to find out what March's quilt number is and start working on it.  I know the healing process quite well, as this is the third time I've had the pleasure of taking care of a beloved family member in hospice, but that alone doesn't make it easier.  I keep reaching for the phone to call her and even started to send a picture of the fabrics I picked out for a class at the LQS.

Time will heal my loss I know, but it's a slow process and I know I'll never stop missing my sister.  I also know the memories I have will carry me through and bring a smile to my face once again.

Here's the finished wallhanging:

I finished the back with fast triangles and used wooden dowels in both the top and bottom for 'flat' hanging. 

I made this wallhanging with fabrics I had in my stash, as well as some fabrics I received from an on-line Valentine swap.

I was so very glad that my sister was able to enjoy it before she passed away.  Taught me a valuable lesson ...don't procrastinate... that's my middle name!  Now to work on a lap quilt for my father's 94th birthday in June. 

To see what other quilters have on their Design Walls, please visit Judy Laquidara’s blog, Patchwork Times.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

What's On Your Design Wall - 3-1-2010

I finished the heart wallhanging, but didn't have time to take a picture before I gave it to my sister.  She said "you done good, kid."

What she doesn't know is that I was unable to 'gather myself' enough to finish sewing the binding to the back and do a little quilting.  I called my Favorite LQS Quilter's Market and Linda L (owner) had me bring it in and she finished it for me.  I've always said Quilters are the Most Wonderful People ... this just proves it!!  THANKS LINDA FOR YOUR CARE, CONCERN AND FINISHING TOUCH!

Unfortunately, my sister and the wallhanging are in Peppi's House Hospice.  My sister has lung cancer and while she was doing well for the past year, over the last week she took a turn for the worse and I had to admit her to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon and by Friday morning she was in Hospice.

Please pray that her passing is peaceful.

To see what other quilters have on their Design Walls, please visit Judy Laquidara’s blog, Patchwork Times.

Quilty Hugs,