Beth Markel

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Posted on June 4, 2020 by Beth Markel

This seems like such a simple question, a question we used to ask each other when we answered our phones, or when we ran into each other in the grocery stores. Now so much of our lives are lived in cyberspace or the ether, or the world of social media, that while I ask this when I run into friends, I’m also starting to ask it on social media as well.

As some of my close friends know, I fell in our kitchen in January and within about 90 seconds my right knee was the size of a football. After about 10 hours in the ER, an x-ray, a CAT scan, and nothing to eat or drink (in case they had to do surgery!) it was determined that my knee was badly sprained, and “damaged.”  Is ‘damaged’ a real medical term? Anyway, it turned out that my tibia was cracked and I ended up having surgery 10 days ago.  Surgery was scheduled for March 13, but with the advent of Covid, it was deemed a “non-essential” surgery, so I was sewing with my left foot. It was a hoot!

Undaunted, I made this fabulous t-shirt quilt for a customer and friend, as a gift for one of her good friends.  Some of the t-shirts date back to the 1970’s and 80’s but I love how they juxtapose with quilts as recent as last year. This tells a real story of this woman’s life! It speaks of trips to London and Chicago, including a Chicago Jazz Fest, Ann Arbor, hiking in Colorado, Indian Shores, Florida, law school, and her love of music. I hope she loves it as much as I loved making it.

As much unrest as there is in the world, aren’t we all just trying to juxtapose our lives? Be kind. Persevere. We all make mistakes – some of them whoppers – but that calls for grace, and again, perseverance.

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A Fascinating Life...

A Fascinating Life…






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