It's been two years. I still think about you every day, though I no longer pick up the phone to call you or write you emails before realizing you can't receive them. I guess I've accepted that you're gone, though I'm still just as heartsick about it as ever.
The bits are off school this week for March Break. I could only afford to take two days off to be with them, but I am well and truly enjoying our time together. Most of the time I really wish I could do that stay at home mom thing. Alas.
Today we had a quiet day, enjoying open windows and sunshine, baking cookies for a little tea party and just spending time together with no pressures...
I dunno - it's supposed to be a generous twin-size quilt - this is it on my queen size bed... and there is still 4 inches of white border to go. I'm not sure if I'll be adding the white border, it might be too big if I do. I think as-is it'll almost touch the floor on a twin...
I started this with really very little idea who it would eventually go to. At the time I'd just found out that a friend was expecting his first child, but even now don't know if that baby will be a boy or a girl. I think I was just itching to make a pretty pink frou frou baby quilt :)
Here is the quilt top done. Of course, hindsight is 20/20 here, I didn't notice when assembling the squares that the solid pink has a fairly obvious difference in warp and weft, and when the light hits it right you can see which squares are facing one way and which are facing the other. Oh well, once it's covered with baby barf no one will notice :)
The dark pinky-red swirls came from my mom's LQS, the fairy tale fabric is Alexander Henry Rock-a-bye rhymes, I only had a remnant but I think it works great for these stars!. The pink solid I have no idea about, an old 1/2 yard from my stash.
This precious little girl has now spent 9 years on this planet. How the time flies!! In many ways it feels like yesterday she was born with a full head of long dark hair, yet I can hardly remember life before her.