Monday, February 28, 2011

Chapter 2: "Mom, I want to do a leaf project with you for my birthday morning.."


Do you recall months back when I got so excited about a book written by elementary children that was so inspiring for future applique projects for me?  It is called "VINCENT VAN GOGH'S CAT"...

This morning I awoke and thought...my gift to myself is to sew with Mom before she needs to start work and before I need to get to the office late :).....And then I thought....I want to make a project to mirror mom's influence while having it be my own style...Hence the above beginnings/ rough draft.  Mom is the Orange Turtule and me the purple..... Mom's leaf project and now mine :).  She sat on the bed while I was at the cutting table and every so often we would confer.  What a gift!

I think this has the potential for a fun Mother's Day gift as a memory of our visit this weekend...

And as I stepped back and took the photo the quilt took on a whole different spiritual meaning that I want to share as I think of loss and the imprint or those moments when we are reminded of loved ones and loved pets that would have been sharing that moment with us if still alive.....

Do you have a moment today where you sit and cry, sigh, giggle, or say a prayer.....?

Celebrating the moments together with loved ones in person or in our heart and memories...


5 comments:

West Michigan Quilter said...

Such a beautiful post. You make me cry. But it is good to be reminded to share those moments and value them. Create those memories.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! did you get a little something in the mail today?? HUGS GIRLFRIEND!!! xoxox

Duff said...

♪ ♫ Happy Birthday, Miss Twinkle Toes! ♫ ♪
Hoping your day is filled with loving touches from those close to you and loving thoughts from those of us far away!
So, you'll have to tell us tomorrow what silliness your men brought you today!

Tangos Treasures said...

Happy Birthday!! Yes those cry, happy, sad, miss you times are all around! Love you!!

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

Yes! Happiest of days with love shining as you dance in the joyful exuberance of life!!!!!! :)