Happy Happy Birthday Dylan
Sweetheart boy is now 10!!!
Double digits...old enough to cut himself the first piece of cake.
The 27th of February is a momentous day for the O'Quilts family.
Darling Dylan was born 10 years ago.
Emily was married to Brian 5 years ago.
Mr. O'Quilts went to his last ALS clinic visit, 5 years ago.
He was dead 6 weeks later on Easter.
It is all seared into my mind forever more.
The World has changed and keeps on keeping on.
Amazon Prime... 24 soft measuring tapes for $8...WOW!!!
Starting to use them for fun ideas...Most of my friends sew...
Check out our awesome outreach.
Ellen's stunning place mats for meals on wheels.
And her husband takes brilliant pictures.
Diane Dos, below, has styled backpacks for homeless pre-schoolers
We will be putting a small quilt inside each of them....for the December holidays.
Dos adapted the pattern from Caroline at Sew Can SheSee how she has serged strong and solid parts of old jeans from the Goodwill..and embellished pockets.
There are about 40 of us..Making about 180...Guess it will be about 5 quilts and 5 backpacks each.
Guild Show and Tell...Linda's Improv.
It took us hours to just do the pinks..
I catch my breath with joy just looking at this neatness.
Thank you Linda.
Before Dylan's birthday party , my sister fixed one of
my hundred's of fat quarter drawers....I love it.
Getting along with a little help from my friends.!!!
Maybe I will ship Mr O'Quilt's 120 year old antique piano to my daughter's house, in Portland.
She is the only one who plays, now that my man is gone.
Then, Oh, then...I can buy some inexpensive IKEA furniture for the living room
It can hold the African Fabric, the batiks, the Christmas and Halloween..
It thrills my heart just to think of the possibility
Now...on to Friday...It is evidently "normal", whatever that is...to feel in grief, that you have no friends. Your loss is just too much. Now, I can celebrate the gifts of friendship as they come.
Found this on my front porch after my afternoon nap....Love..
What cheers me more...this tiny 3 month white sweater with an Irish lamb..
Like new at a consignment store today.
Losing a Spouse is Tough on the Brain
Which is partly why, my focus is so off....
Actually...way way off....