Monday, December 3, 2007
When There Was No Hope...
I began Hope of Heartford two years ago. I was working on it the day I learned that my stepfather had suffered complications during surgery. As a result, he was left with severe injury to his brain. Mom learned rather abruptly that her husband would not recover. Her dear husband, her best friend will pass away within two weeks time.
Meanwhile, I put this quilt away and did not return to quilting for nearly a year. It is still difficult to look at this quilt, but it belongs to my daughter who has patiently waited to see it done. It will finally hang on her wall or grace her table this holiday season. It's pretty and cheerful and will look wonderful in her home! My poor mom will read this and most likely cry...but I know mom, that you will agree it is time this quilt was finished and about time for me to work through some lingering grief. I felt little hope of accomplishing either. But I did.