Saturday, February 18, 2017

Where to begin?  2016 was not a good year for me.  It was punctuated by losses...First my husband, then my father, and to top it off...a breast.  The loss of my husband was the most difficult.  Over a year later and most days I wonder if I'll ever be the same, and stop hurting...

But life goes on and I've missed the ritual of blogging.  I still chronicled my days to friends that I email daily with, but I feel like I need to get back to this long neglected blog.  

Quilting has kept me sane and having that work to do, from wallowing (too much) in my grief.  

Last week Pat and I delivered a pile of quilts to Dr. Kaufman.

My friends have kept me in tops to quilt and it's good to be busy.

Pat has been churning out the quilts since she put up a design wall.  She made a number of tops from kitty blocks, a swap we had participated in.  I was able to load these four on one backing.

Pat also made these tops.

Tove has also kept me in tops.  This one worked for a boy.  We seem to always have many more feminine tops.

 Patty E. made this great quilt. 
Having all these tops lets me do my favorite part of the process...quilting and binding.  I already have two ready for the next pile-o-quilts for Dr. Kaufman.


Cherie in St Louis said... is good to hear from you and that friends have been there supporting you through all your losses. I can only imagine the pain of losing a spouse and what courage it took to then face breast cancer. As you have been, you are still in my thoughts and prayers.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

to read all this....

but to have your art to sustain your spirit....

Love to you...just over there in Willard...