Honestly, I will get back to my “regularly scheduled programming” but just one more boast. I’ve been published for the first time; my “Mom’s Lily Bed” quilt was featured in the March/April issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited. So get a copy and turn to page 79! I’m reveling in the joy of seeing that quilt in print.
The timing seems especially appropriate since my Mom passed around this time last year. ”Mom’s Lily Bed” is based on a strong childhood memory of a beautiful moment in time. A year ago I was lurching through the process of helping with all the arrangements with my family-I didn’t realize the two events collided, until today.
I keep what is called a “10 Year Diary” and it helps me to remember both the important and inane things that happen in my life. It enriches my life more than I can put into words. I can “remember” that my friend lost her sister 5 years ago today, that my son got his first job 6 years ago, or that wonderful time my husband and I had over a lovely dinner. And it helps me to remember my Mom that I miss and how many blessings poured out, even as we prepared to put her to rest.
But there is joy mixed with sorrow and I am uplifted and grateful for all that I’ve been given.