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.