Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Quilting ...age 9 to age 101

Lynsey came with me last night to our Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild
She tied a small quilt for her dolly...first time ever.
Then she started big stitching around the edge...
First time ever.
She was a born expert.
She certainly felt the love of the group.
She wants to go heart...oh, my heart.
Above Lynsey does show and tell...
A quilt I had made her, well loved by now...with dollies on it.
Our Modern Quilt Guild has Sit and Sews at Project 658 all thanks to Beth.
How lucky we were to meet up with Sir Purr, the Panther's Mascot.
My grand darlings on first day of Camp Mindy....fourth year.
Thanks to the generosity of the Jewish Community Center.
And best of all Mamacita's birthday party.
At 101 years...she is by far the oldest of our group.
Here she is with her
Jean brought this really cool bag for Mamacita's bday.
It was a small quilted piece folded over cardboard and glued to a paper bag.
It was actually very effective..thought I would share.
Packing for Portland...the shoe holder that Drenna made me.
The jewelry holder that Sherry made me..
Lucky me.

As I scrolled through the pictures tonight, I passed through photos of my dear man.
In some he was happy, in some, his limbs atrophied and crippled
 with Motor Neurone Disease (ALS)
I will never be the same. My life will never be the same.
I am so glad that no one tells me what to do any more..
I must grieve in my own way.
And grieve I do...a very painful road.this is.


Mary said...

What a treat to have Lynsey get involved with quilting! It always makes me happy to see young people get involved with quilting.

Karaquilts said...

Oh what a treat to see Lynsey quilting along with you and your friends! My Susanna has almost outgrown her quilting with Gran days, so treasure them while they last (think Evan!!!) ~ ~ and keep taking those pictures. I'm so NOT good with taking photos and always wish I had later. I get too busy living the moments to pause for a picture.

and on other topics. I don't think grief has a time limit or an expiration date. If your love is real, your grief is too. and I love your stories about your man and your life.

Far worse to know someone who grieves but never says a word about their lost loved one. It's like they didn't really live. Or that they don't still really live. If that makes any sense.

Mystic Quilter said...

You must be thrilled that Lynsey seems to be a quilter-in-the-making!! How long are the three of them at Camp Mindy?
Diane it's good that you lots of photos to treasure even though some of them are painful for you to look at, focus on the happy ones of your husband. Grief doesn't go away but perhaps sometime in the future it may soften a little, in the meantime keep on quilting - he would have wanted that for you

Pam said...

Just found your blog. I am so glad that you are able to share about your grief. Grief comes up a lot on my blog, too. It's if you would like to visit. Much love to you.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Oh your lovely girl and her sewing and quilting. Just awesome! And gifts before traveling..we're all jealous...and memories after...forever♥️