Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2014

I had not planned to participate in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, but I have seen so many blogging friends participating I thought it would be fun to join in too. You can read about the Festival HERE . This is my first time to enter the Festival.  I made this quilt for our guild's silent auction this Summer  at our local fair.  We have the auction to raise funds for our charity projects. This little quilt brought in $90. This is a pattern from Lori Smith of From My Heart to Your Hands. It is called Garden Path and measures 16" by 20".You can read more about my journey making this quilt HEREHERE, and HERE.  I have entered it in the MINI QUILT category.  Good luck to all my friends who have entered! Rebecca

Garden Path

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mourning Baskets

First, I would like to thank everyone for their kind and gracious messages concerning the loss of our daughter. They truly touched my heart, and to know so many were praying for our family was such a comfort. Our lives will never be the same, we miss her too much to even express in words. When you are in such grief everything else just does not matter anymore, except the loved ones you still have with you. You hold them dear to your heart and hug them like you never want to let they go.
 I had been working on Christy's applique quilt, needless to say that has been packed away. Maybe sometime in the future I will attempt to work on it, right now I could not bear to look at it. You can read about it HERE. I had no heart to even work on a project. Finally a couple of days ago I picked up my Baskets and started appliquing. The box I had them stored in as right by my chair. It seemed to help to have my hands busy. I had planned to call these, Baskets of Joy or Joyful Baskets, they will be called Mourning Baskets. As I work on them I remember my daughter and all the wonderul times we shared, so many beautiful memories.
Baskets I have appliqued. I am having a little trouble with the diamonds on the center of the baskets. I will get better with practice I hope.
Baskets that I had prepped.

This is the pattern for the Basket quilt. It is from the book "When the Cold Wind Blows" by Barb Adams and Alma Allen. There are 291 baskets, so this will be a long term project.

Thank you again dear friends, Rebecca

Thursday, October 2, 2014

In Memory of Our Beloved Daughter

Christy Marie, our beautiful daughter, May 22, 1979 - September 30, 2014

We lost our daughter Christy on September 30, 2014. The loss is unbearable. Our hearts are broken. Please pray for our family.  Thank you, Rebecca