Saturday, January 26, 2013

{gifts from the heart}

Last year, after my mom found out that her brain cancer was terminal, she had a goal of making a quilt for each one of us kids and all of her grandkids. In the six months that she lived (and with the use of only one hand due to the tumor) she made 24 quilts. Torrey helped her with some of the quilts. This was the quilt that mom made and helped pin. Precious moments. 





"There is only one reason why all grown-up people do not play with toys; and it is a fair reason. The reason is that playing with toys takes so very much more time and trouble than anything else. Playing as children mean playing is the most serious thing in the world; and as soon as we have small duties or small sorrows we have to abandon to some extent so enormous and ambitions a plan of life. We have enough strength for politics and commerce and art and philosophy; we have not enough strength for play."

-G.K. Chesterton, 'Tremendous Trifles' 

{one year ago today}
the girls comforting Pa in the hospital


Leonie said...

Wow that was an amazing achievement by your Mum, & what a beautiful quilt. There is such a huge amount of work in a quilt and also a great deal of love goes into them, so how lovely for you all to have one of her quilts.

Anonymous said...

I use to follow your moms blog and was always amazed at the lovely quilts she made. Amazing accomplishment that she was able to make that many quilts after her diagnosis. Although I did not know your mom, I quickly became aware via her blog of her amazing talents. I loved to look at her dogs also.

--Marilyn, Northern VA

Cameron VSJ said...


I have a quick question about your blog, would you mind emailing me when you get a chance?





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