And I am an emotional basket-case today! Becky Collis of Collis Quilting quilted this for me, and I love it, but sitting and binding it, inch by inch, was a roller-coaster of emotion. It was a reminder that when you lose somebody, you just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other, plodding, so inch by inch, I plugged along until the binding was done. When you lose somebody so dear, for a while you just go through the motions.
David Roberts photographed this for me, and I picked it up yesterday, drove home, unrolled it, and burst into tears! I thought after sewing the top I would be done with all of the emotions this piece represents for me, but no! This work brings me right back to the conversations I did not get to share with Barb, from our kids beginning high school, graduating, getting into college, birthday parties, ridiculous shopping trips, laughing until I needed a Depends…
OK, deep breath.
In the next couple of weeks I will be finishing some smaller projects, and I will continue to clean up, clean out, complete some projects, and work to make my studio a cleaner, clearer place to create. It turns out I am something of a pack-rat~
Make something today!