Sunday, 17 December 2017
Hello out there
Hello out there. Are any of you left? It's been so long since I've posted. It's been a very challenging Fall and I've had a hard time squeezing in quilting let alone blogging, or even reading blogs. My family has been dealing with health challenges with my daughter in law, and with my aunt.
My daughter in law is on the road to recovery, however my dear sweet aunt passed away in her sleep in the early hours this morning. My daughter was the last member of our family to spend time with her and was able to make sure that she was comfortable before she left the hospital. Gloria was happy to know that Dwight and I were going to visit her today.
My last visit with her was on Friday I read her a few chapters of a book and sang her lullabies because she asked me to sing to her and they were the only songs I could remember the words to. I planned to bring a song book in with me for today's visit.
Gloria was a very strong and courageous woman. She was an editor and writer by profession. She spent many volunteer hours writing letters for Amnesty International and volunteering with Chilean Refuges in the 1970s. In her later years she did volunteer work for the Older Woman's Network. She had no children of her own but considered my sisters family and my family to be her family. We are really sad to see her go and will miss her terribly.
Gloria was supportive of my quilting and came to my local guild's quilt show. She showed off my placemats that I made for her and really loved the quilt that I made for her which you can read about here.
Most of the quilting I have done over the summer and fall has been done on behalf of the Outreach Committee of my local guild. I've done mega amounts of cutting, planning, organizing and attending meetings. The quilts in the photo above are some of the quilts that will be donated to the Sexual Assault Domestic Violence unit at our local hospital in early January.
I will be joining the Goal Planning Party hosted by Quilting Jet Girl and I'm hoping to resume more regular bloggin in the new year.