Thursday, March 06, 2008

More Mail...

I have had some more mail this week...

I can share a pic with you.... many readers of this blog will know that I have had a few hiccups in my life lately.. starting with my mum dying of a heart attack while in Phuket, that was 3 months ago, the grief is still with me each day, but this week has been a particularly hard week. My dad is doing ok, he has prostate cancer, and we just found out this past fortnight, that Super Dags' dad has prostate cancer as well, his is more advanced than dads, so we'll have to see what happens there. We aren't close to Dags dad but I wish him well.. I have had tonnes of sooks (which I am allowed to).. Yesterday I worked a day for a friend sorting out his 'books' and when I come home there was a parcel awaiting me..

One of my online craft croups called 'C-R-A-F-T' had made me this quilt. There are blocks from the Netherlands, England, USA and Australia. The wonderful Kate put it together. It passed inspection from Cosmopolitan the LOVELY cat..


To say I was overwhelmed when I opened this is an understatement, lots of tears, of sadness for mum and also thinking how wonderful people are. I had not been a member of this group for a long time (maybe 3 months?) when mum died and for them to make me a quilt, well I am still lost for words.. Mums favourite colour was red, she used to mostly wear red clothing for years, I remember at one stage, half her wardrobe was red!

I also had to share a pic of the back of the quilt! now readers also of this blog will know I love 30's fabrics and the backing is pieced with 30's (a few I dont have in the stash as well)..

Well I am getting a bit emotional now, so I'll leave it there, and happy weekend to you all...


Lissa
PS I had another interview Wednesday so fingers crossed for me possums..

6 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

So sorry 'bout the family health issues. I lost both of my parents tragically in a flood when I was 24. The grief eases after a while.

Jodie said...

Hey Lissa,
It has been a rough stretch hasn't it? What a great group you are a part of. See ! There are lots of people out there thinking of you- me included.

Marian said...

The quilt has turned out so well Kate did a fantastic job. Good luck with the job interview on Wednesday.

MadMad said...

OH! I feel awkward commenting here, as a newbie, but I am just always so impressed at how overwhelmingly kind the online community can be. What a beautiful gift to receive! And I'm so sorry for your loss and for what you're going through now.

Karen Mallory said...

It is a beautiful quilt! It sure seems like you have been a member longer than that. You are so one of our family!!
hugs Karen

Sew Prim Khris said...

Well you know CRAFT love you Lissa and are thinking of you at this sad time in your life. Its the kind of group who just band together in the good, bad, happy and sad times. You know your Mum had it right with RED being her favourite colour. Its my favourite colour and always has been. I was never a pink girl...lol
Hugs, Khris