Thursday, August 18, 2011

I wonder why today was the day I created this quilt?


I created this story quilt to honor a very special dog, Onna. She died several years ago and I have always wanted to gift to Becky and Arden a piece that would CELEBRATE! her life and today was the day. I awoke and knew exactly how I wanted to create it and yet the piece has been stewing for weeks since I found a children's book that depicted a black dog chasing a squirrel. Whenever Arden would speak of Onna, it was usually in the context of a story of chasing a squirrel. In the beginning my goal was to creat a squirrel but then I decided to use a stash fabric with squirrels scattered willy-nilly knowing that Onna would love the abundance of options instead of a single squirrel. I imagine that she is still chasing squirrels in heaven and I cannot wait to quilt her tomorrow and send her in the mail.

Some people come in to your life and you are never the same...

So it is with this couple and my life!

I am the clinician, the woman, a mom largely because of one man.....Dr. Weintraub.

Sincerely, Your Forever Nurse Jonas

PS...Do you notice the feminine shape of the tree....Not on purpose but I am thinking it may become a habit!

11 comments:

Quilting Yai Yai said...

This is fabulous!!! I love the trunk and all the bright colors. Great job!
Deborah

Kathy said...

Love the trunk, and love Roxy as your header! Happy almost Friday. Kat

em's scrapbag said...

Wonderful! Love the spikey grass and sun!

Cathy said...

I love, love, love your story quilt. The dog is wonderful and I love the curvy tree. I can't wait to get the book I won from you so I can get inspired to make my own story quilt. Hugs

Colleen said...

I love it ALL! Thanks for sharing and hosting the Celebrate blog!
Colleen

Karen said...

Your work is getting better all the time - love to see it evolve. Were the bikes already on the fabric??

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love love love your story quilt. I've been trying to do one but don't have that special creative style that you do. I love your work!

quiltzyx said...

Ooooh! Love Onna's flower ear! And yes! The tree is - SQUIRREL!!!! - wonderful. :D

I am so glad you share all your joy with us!

OXO

Chris said...

There's nothing I don't love about this quilt - what a lovely tribute! There's a quote by Steve Allen, "old men miss many dogs". I never understood until I had my first dog, and lost her. Thanks for sharing!

Belinda said...

Because today was the day you had all the ingredients for this quilty recipe!! It IS yummmy!

Barb said...

What a fabulous gift!! I love the story and your quilt - it's just fantastic Em!