Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Little quilt

I don't think my quilting will ever mean as much to me after the passing of my darling husband.  He was so supportive and always had such glowing adoration of whatever I was making (even if I thought it looked like crap!).  He never said a word about the $$ I spent on my hobby even though he was stingy with himself where his hobby (golf) was concerned.  I  went last week to the Int'l. Quilt Festival in Houston and it just wasn't the same.  Not sure if I'll ever go back again.  In the meantime, I'm trying to straighten out all my fabric, folding and stacking neatly in preparation for moving out of this big house that I now inhabit all alone.

I did manage to get this little Halloween quilt made (though it was a little late and still not quilted).  I must shamelessly admit I saw Janet's over at roguequilter.blogspot.com and copied!!  My heart is just not into quilting or doing much of anything.  Sorry to be such a downer but that is my life right now.  :-(

14 comments:

Janet O. said...

Sherrill, I think your "copy" looks great. I'm glad you felt motivated to make it.
Such a difficult time you are going through. Your loss is still so fresh. I hope you feel the love, support and encouragement of the quilting community, along with that of the people closest to you.

Monica said...

I'm sorry for what you're having to go through. A very close quilting friend of mine lost her husband just over a year ago and it was very hard on her too. It took a long while for her desire to quilt to come back.

She, like you, had a very supportive husband when it came to quilting. He made her promise that she would continue to do because he knew how much she enjoyed it.

I hope you're getting out of the house and staying connected with friends. If you ever want to do a little road trip to Granbury, I'd love to take you out to lunch on the square.

regan said...

Sherrill, I just found your blog through Taryn's mini quilt link party. Your mini is wonderful, and I hope you don't stop quilting. I'm so sorry for your loss of your wonderful husband, Frank. I can not imagine the terrible grief you must be in, and having so little time between diagnosis and his passing, is just downright cruel. He sounded like a wonderful man, and from your words about him, I can imagine he would want you to continue what you enjoyed and loved doing, and think of him while you plan and piece your beautiful quilts.

Be kind to yourself, and good luck with your move.

Robin said...

So sorry to hear about your husbands passing. It's true that it's easier to enjoy things when you have someone to share them with. Maybe quilting something in his memory would bring you some pleasure. I enjoyed your litte quilt.

Betty Lou said...

So glad to see you back on your blog and it's O.K. to vent with us, we are good listeners. You have been through a lot and lost a lot this past year and a half. Sweet (if Halloween is sweet) quilt, your not late your getting ready for next year.

Maureen said...

Great to see you posting!!! I loved the little halloween quilt.

libbyquilter said...

i've come from Taryn's doll quilt show and really like your small halloween quilt. that small green border is a perfect touch.

i am sorry to hear of your loss at this time and am wishing you courage, love and patience as you get yourself through this difficult time.

i hope that you might feel up to having a look at the doll quilt tht i entered in Taryn's show . . .

:-)
libbyQ

julieQ said...

What a gorgeous quilt you made! I am so sorry for your loss...many hugs.

Linda in NC said...

I found you through the little quilt parade over at Taryn's. I see I am not the only one inspired by Janet's Halloween quilts! ;-) Your version looks great, and you've got a jump on decorating for next fall!

I am so sorry for your loss of a good man. I hope the transition to a new home goes as smoothly as possible for you.

Anonymous said...

Loss my husband 2 years ago. Took me way over a year to get back to my quilting, reading, watching a movie, ETC. Couldn't settle down to concentrate on anything. Take a day at a time and while you will never get over missing him, you will go on even if it is not the same as before. Take care of yourself.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh Sherrill grief will not be hurried and it strikes us at the oddest times and in the oddest ways. If your husband loved your quilting then your love for it will return....you will someday remember his joy and be able to embrace the memory of that joy. Right now it's perhaps too soon for that. Your little quilt is very cute and you will at some point take delight in it. To everything there is a season.... blessings, marlene

AnnieO said...

I agree with Janet O, your copied quilt looks great! Your life has changed in a million ways, none of which you desired, so your feelings are certainly all in line with that. Sending you warm thoughts as you continue this altered path!

Terry said...

I love your little quilt! It's so pretty! And I'm so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.

Kathie said...

I love this little quilt , I hope you will think about quilting again. I am sure your DH would have wanted you to continue to quilt.
Give it a try maybe you will find some comfort in picking up the needle again and playing with fabric.
Kathie