this and that

DSCN8389DSCN8392DSCN8390Isn’t she pretty?  I think that we will be very happy together.  Never mind that I’ve already forgotten how to thread her …DSCN8388I was able to get a copy of Kumiko Fujita’s book, ‘318 Patchwork Patterns’.  The alphabet patterns are wonderful and I hope to make a baby quilt fashioned after the one that Ayumi’s friends made and gifted her with.  It is said that imitation is the purest form of flattery, and I agree!  DSCN8387Small log cabins made entirely from scraps.  By the time that this project is completed I should have some experience with freehand quilting under my belt.  It would be fun to be able to quilt this one on the Juki.  (Her name is Valentine). DSCN8386A wedding quilt is coming along nicely.  This is the Snow Blossom pattern found on Quilter’s Cache.DSCN8397Six weeks into 2015 finds me fully engaged in WIP’s!  DSCN8395Today marks the fourth anniversary of my father’s passing.  It’s about 7 below outdoors with a fierce biting wind.  He would have spent the day indoors stoking his wood stove and watching Nascar.  My mother would have made little snacks for them to share on wooden tray tables.  The house would smell of something good – something homemade.

Today my mother and I will bundle up (be sure to wear your knickers!) and drive to the cemetery where we will sit in the car and reminisce on his life.  We will laugh because he was a scoundrel and a very comical man.  And we will weep a little because there is a hole in our lives that cannot be filled up.  We miss him.

Later we will go to the fabric store because that is what we do.










About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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2 Responses to this and that

  1. Or share a bowl of soup with yummy bread!


  2. Peggy says:

    I am reading this post with tears in my Eyes ! I too lost my dad 4 years ago and I can feel your pain, it’s so special that you have your mom to support and grieve with you. I lost my mom when I was 12. But I think every year I get more and more of what I remember of her, a mom, a baker, a crafter. I am enjoying your blog. 🌺


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