Thursday, May 29, 2014


 Mom passed on May 9th. We had some special moments with her that we will cherish. So very hard to say good bye to her. Here is a picture of her with her favored Ruby Dog.
Earlier in May, we celebrated Luke's 2nd birthday. Walks, cookies and stuffed hedge hogs were the main events.
And finally last week, I finished the blue buckeye quilt for my co-worker!
Just couldn't get myself to hardly sew in the past months but I finished and she was quite pleased to receive it.
I have followed scores of tips from Bonnie Hunter but I think this is the first time I have actually completed a version of one of her patterns. I love her use of scraps and hope to do more.
It wasn't till I had taken this picture and was texting it to my sister, that I noticed the lovely "humility block" on the lower right!  Oh well...humble am I.
DH and I are now embarked on finishing up the sorting and clean up at Mom's house as well as getting our own house in order. We are not speedy by any means and frankly are ok with that at the moment. There are lots of emotions to feel and process and energy levels to be restored. We are just taking it a step at a time and enjoying as much of it along the way as we can.
Yesterday we took the pups to the beach again and enjoyed watching Luke run like a horse and play with Sabra in the waves. A gorgeous day!


  1. Hugs to you on this journey of memory.

  2. Loris, I understand where you are. I lost my Mom many years ago, when I was in my 20's, and it was so hard to go through things that brought back so many memories. Praying you will have peace in your heart as I send my sympathies to you.

  3. So many times I thought of you...never took time to email letting you know. I'm so sorry.

  4. Take comfort in those special moments.

    Love the quilt! Isn't it amazing how much time you can spend working and looking at a quilt and still end up with a humility block.

  5. Aww that quilt is so sweet
    Such sweet memories..
    Sending you a big hugs and lots if kisses x

  6. I'm so very sorry to read about your mom. What a beautiful picture of her and her Ruby dog. Hugs to you.

    1. Thank you, Tina. We were blessed with a good mom. And Ruby now lives with the neighbor that came to walk her everyday. She's got a sweet home now with a brother spaniel :-)

  7. Your quilt is lovely and I especially love the bottom corner. Sending prayers as you sort through your Mom's things that you will find comfort and joy as you reflect on the life memories that remain. Love the photo of the ocean, and hope you have more time there.


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