She looked so much better than we feared and everyone felt there was hope. So, I came straight home and made this quilt which I imagined she would wrap around her in the winter months ahead.
I called it Heartstrings.
I literally had about 18" of binding to stitch down and to make a label when we heard the sad news that our dear friend had gone downhill and was fading fast. I finished the quilt and made a different label to the one I had planned.
On Friday we went to her amazing funeral: a large church filled to overflowing with her dear family and friends. I gifted my quilt to her husband and their two children in the hope that the many strings, colours and patterns will remind them of the dear lady who has gone. She was a rainbow of delight, a personality of many facets.
From that low point I came home to read a blog from Jo in Australia. I feel we are "blog friends" as part of her journey through life echoes mine. She recently very kindly sent me a crochet pattern and a sample of how it looked. As thanks I sent her a little gift too and I was so pleased to see the post where she mentions this gift. I was very touched. Thank you, Jo.
Take a look at Jo's blog, always something new to see as she is a prolific crafter:
So, highs and lows with the common thread of friendship and sewing.