I love the photos we've taken over the years that included a great grandmother, grandmother,
mother, grandchild, and great-great grandchild. That long line ended on Saturday with my
mother-in-law passing away. It was peaceful and family was with her. She's already missed greatly!
It's so sad to see our family generation line become shorter to only four generations.
My mother-in-law, Joan.
She lived to be 90 years old...quite a lengthy and productive life!
It's been so many years of worrying about her and rushing to her side when she fell or wasn't well. Now we're not sure what to do with ourselves. We're still dealing with funeral arrangements, plus we both keep thinking we need to call her or go see her. It's a crazy feeling and it doesn't feel good at all.
She smiled right to the last of her days.
As I was moving some things in her closet I came across the tricot quilt I made her years ago. I'd
forgotten that she was the one I gave it to and I can't believe she still had it! My friend, Brenda, got
me started making them...thanks, Brenda! We had such fun quilting for hours in the middle of my
living room using my mom's quilt frames. I drew my own designs on them by crawling around on the
floor and sketching on the tricot. No way I could crawl around on the floor now or hand quilt for
hours like I used to. Adding binding to a quilt wasn't something I knew how to do back then,
so lace went around the edges of the many tricot quilts I hand quilted. It worked just fine!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all of you who have left me messages of
encouragement and love during the last few months. My blogger friends are the best ever!
I'm not sure what "normal life" is anymore, but I'm sure I'll figure it out in a month or two.