Thursday, February 5, 2009

A melancholy Thursday

While the year started out with a bang and many high hopes, it seems that as one gets older the inevitable happens more often. We just returned from New Jersey to bury a dear family member, Rosemary. She left a most wonderful legacy of teaching and coaching basketball to many generations of women. It was glorious to see all the lives she touched. What a gift it was to know her.

Now back to the real world again. I did manage to complete a project with a serious deadline and actually get it there in time! So here is my picture of the completed work. It is a fabric quilt honoring Elvis Presley and his song Blue Suede Shoes.
I can't even count the hours in this piece. I know I stared at it a lot to figure out the layering, sewing, gluing, etc. Then in the middle of a Georgia thunderstorm, I ran out of peach thread! Oh No!!!! Not to worry, dear Joyster across the street came to my rescue and even matched the thread! Gotta love a woman who has 6 shades of peach thread available. LOL

So on to the next is like a box of .......... Hmmmm, surely I can come up with something.

Peace to all and tell those you love that you appreciate them.


ArtSnark said...

Hi Cathy. Been thinking about you lately. So sorry to hear of your loss.
The shoes look great! I thought about doing the life is like challenge but life itself has been too challenging lately :p
Hope you are having a creatinve day

Patti said...

Oh my I love this piece. I love Elvis!
Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.

JillzWhimzy said...

Hi Cath,
I'm sorry you lost a dear friend, glad you made it back safely. I just wanted to tell you I have mentioned you on my blog (Art-in-a-carton)& it trully is close to being on it's way. Geesh I hope it's worth the wait sweet friend.