Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A Quilt Finish

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I've had such a hard time working on anything since my father passed away. But I did finish something! I finished sewing down the binding on this quilt. It was just nice to sit down, rest and do a little hand sewing. Unfortunately, I'll probable always associate this quilt with my dad's passing but I'm hoping that time will make it feel less sad.

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Here's a closeup of the binding. I had the fabric for this entire quilt in my stash. I also had the batting and backing. I had bought the backing for a different quilt but thought it would look better with this pattern.

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I've received some beautiful flowers the last few days. My house smells so nice! I really think they've helped me to feel better. Some of my friends are so thoughtful. Just to know that someone is thinking of you can brighten anyone's mood. I may have lost my dad but I feel my friends have really come through for me. 

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  1. A lovely finish Rosemary....hopefully the quilt will become a memory of the precious love you have for your father.

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    1. Thank you, Raewyn. I'm hoping it brings me comfort. It was a great reason to sit on the couch and remember my dad.

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  2. Smashing finish Rosemary and your binding fabric is just right with all the lovely colour in the quilt. I hope you found time to quietly stitch and think of happy memories of your dad.

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    1. Thanks, Maureen. I feel it was therapeutic to stitch quietly on the couch. I have so many memories of my dad sewing.

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  3. Beautiful finish--tell you what I did...I finished the quilt after Mom passed away, then folded it and hung it up in my closet--one year later I took it out and it had lost its sadness....time is the answer....it still brings back memories, but not so heart wrenching...hugs for comfort...Julierose

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    1. Thank you so much, Julierose. I think I will put it away after I sew on the label. Hopefully, in time, it will be easier to look at. Thanks for the hugs!

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  4. I have a knitted shawl that I started when my dad was in hospice, and I can't bring myself to work on it more that a few rows here and there. In your case, sewing is a continuation of your dad's legacy with needle and thread. I'm sure that he would like to know that your sewing continues.

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    1. Em, I hope you can finish that shawl someday. I know my dad would be happy to know I'm still sewing. I think it will always remind me of him. Just hope the memories become less sad.

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    2. Your quilt is beautiful! And from experience, I can tell you that the memories will become less sad over time. Hopefully, this quilt will help make the transition to your new normal a little smoother.

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    3. Thank you, Susan. I think you're right. I just need time but it's still difficult right now. Hoping it improves in the future.

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  5. All these life transitions that we experience are hard. But I know in my heart, that a lot of the heart breaking sadness does lessen. At least that is my experience. But losing a parent is always hard. I am glad you finished the quilt....I love the lime square that march heavenward. It speaks to me. {{Hugs}}

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    1. What a lovely comment! Thank you for the kind words. I'm so happy you like my scrap quilt. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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