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Friday, December 2, 2011

Cheryl's Angel . . . . .

As the phone call came in telling us to hurry to Michigan, I was pin-basting this quilt.


It was a quilt Cheryl had started probably 10 years ago.  I knew she hadn't finished it so I bugged her for months to mail it to me.  She finally sent it to me in the middle of October along with another quilt top that she had started.


She wasn't a quilter really but a sewer and a scrapbooker and a crafter.  She had pieced the top, wonder undered the applique pieces and started the machine applique.  I had hoped to finish it and send it to her by Christmas.  


I did manage to finish it this week.  On to the other one next and both into the mail to her husband and kids.  I just wish she could have seen it finished.

Blessings, Cathi

12 comments:

Terry said...

I'm sure she can see it. And I'm also sure that she's so grateful to have you to finish what she started. I can almost see her smiling down on you! :0)

Lori said...

Hopefully it will be therapeutic for you to work on. I'm so sorry about the loss of your sister.

Lynn said...

It's really nice that you could finish it. I'm sure her family will appreciate that.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Blessings to you and your family - I am sure she shines thru that angel - hold it tight.

Brocéliande Quilt said...

This is the best thing to do, you will keep a lovelly souvenir of your sister ... Mine is doing quilt also, we are charing this passion ... and sometime I finish her quilt ... and I enjoy it ...

QuiltSue said...

These 2 quilts must be so difficult to work on, but I'm sure Cheryl's husband and kids will appreciate having them.

Colleen said...

You have been in my thoughts and prayers a lot lately. I am glad you can find comfort in finishing these quilts for your sister and for her family. I am sure she is watching every stitch and these will be special remembrances for you and her family.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I am so sorry to learn of your loss; you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, Cathi.

Barb said...

So sorry for you loss....

This is adorable tho!

Karen said...

I think she can see it and is happy with it.

Libby said...

I'm sure she can see it! She's a darling little angel *s*

Teresa said...

Cathi, that is just special beyond words. I know her husband and kids will be so touched that you finished it and then gave the quilt back to them.

I have a flower basket quilt that my mom never finished. I had helped her pick out the fabrics and patterns and she would share with me each block she finished. I know how much she loved this project and the enjoyment it gave her. I get it out now and then thinking I will finish it for her, but its hard to sew with tears in your eyes.