Hello Again! Happy Saturday! It's been a while since I've blogged. I hope that all has been well with you. Life has done nothing short of running at record speed since the death of my sister. I have wanted to blog many times, but just have not been able to organize my thoughts enough to sit and type them out. So much has happened since the end of February, but grieving has seemed to fill most of the space in time. Thank you for all of your kind thoughts, emails and cards that we have received. Your friendships mean more than words can say...
My sister died at the end of February and a day has not gone by when I have not thought of her. We used to speak several times a week and it has been odd to not read an email from her or be able to pick up the phone to hear her voice. I miss that the most. From time to time she would email me with typos on my blog or about a post that I have written, so today I dedicate this post to my sister Tammy. Tammy was an Ovarian Cancer survivor for eighteen years. She went to chemo for fifteen years and died waiting for open heart surgery. She was extremely organized and lived her life in a hurry. Tammy was independent, yet at the same time very empty and hollow inside. She used to drive fast, rush through the grocery store and move through a to do list quicker than any person I ever knew. My sister and I were different people, with different dreams and aspirations. She was tall and beautiful and I petite and very plain. We didn't always get along as all siblings have their differences, but she was my big sister and was there for me when there was no one else. Life is just so short.
We moved at the beginning of this month back to our old neighborhood. We have surrounded ourselves with friends and neighbors that we love and cherish. It feels good to be back again. This time my sewing room is in the living room! I will post pictures as soon as it gets a bit more organized. I hope to start to get back to sewing again soon and sew my way back to feeling happy again.
Before we moved, I made some fabric baskets for some swaps and clubs that I am active with online. The two fabric baskets below were fore some monthly birthday clubs on Flickr and Instagram.The next two fabric basket pictures below are of one of the Pay it Forward baskets for a woman on Instagram.
The final project below was for a Flickr Swap called the Friendship Bag Swap. This was made for Pam and I decided to make it without handles to be more functional. Pam picked the colors and theme for her friendship bag!
I have fallen behind on the Birthday Club and want to apologize. A mass mailing will go out by Mid May catching up on all of the belated packages. You have not been forgotten, just life got in the way for a while. Pay it Forward Baskets will begin to be made once I get caught up on my Bee Blocks. My goal is to start sewing again this weekend and get back in the swing of things! The signup form is live on Flickr for Round Five of the DS Doll Quilt Swap! This is an international swap and all are welcome. Please visit the Flickr Group to learn more! If you would like to join the Monthly Fabric Swap Group on Flickr the sign up for the May swap is now open! This swap is strictly a fabric, notions and candy swap. The swap is international and all are welcome! I will be posting a Giveaway tomorrow. Have a Happy Saturday and Happy Quilting!