I’m back to working on my sister’s quilt – or tribute quilt – and it’s been a roller-coaster week. Monday would have been my mother’s 93rd birthday, and on her 63rd birthday we had cake with lots of family & friends because it occurred the same night as my sister’s wedding rehearsal and dinner afterward. I am blessed to have had such creative, strong, intelligent women role models from an early age…but there are times when I miss them dearly.
So here’s what it looks like and it will probably be finished by next Friday. As I put this together I think of all the conversations my sister and I had over the years, some at the dinner table, some in the quiet of the bedroom we shared, and some in her hospital room as she battled leukemia. She hated being sick, and was so determined to beat the disease…if only determination was the deciding factor.