Anyone remember last years' post called "When I am not Quilting... I am Sewing... and I am Weaving" ? My Mom and I made 16 woven baskets!
Today's Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday is in honor of my Mom. If you read last week's Thursday's Thoughts you will know that my Mom inspired me to craft! My cousin put up on Facebook that my Mom inspired her to weave. Many of you comment and email about your Moms and those people who inspired you to craft, sew, and quilt.
Today I am sitting in a hospital room with my Mom in her home town of Fort Atkinson. After numerous tests it has been determined that she has pancreatitis. This was probably caused by gall stones--a few small ones and one large one. We met with her doctor and a surgeon and the determined her gall bladder needs to be removed. So tomorrow morning, Wednesday, she will have surgery to have it removed. This all came on very suddenly and I rushed over to be with her. We are in a good place and they are taking good care of my Mom.
The first photo above it of us is from when we made the passage quilt for hospice. My nephew, Alex was taking the picture and was making us laugh!
Here we are at Barb's Quilt Retreat last November. We were weaving, weaving, weaving... Mom is in the striped sweater on the left side of the picture.
We kept busy the whole weekend just weaving the days away!
Well you can see Mom was working, but I think at this point in the retreat I was running around taking pictures. I could have been talking and laughing, as I tend to do a lot of that.
When we got home to my house, we set up our little sweat shop in my dinning and living room and made more baskets. I quilted on customer's quilts in the mornings and then we would weave away the afternoon....
I don't cook anyway, so who needs a dining room table?
Pattern information on other post.
So thank all the people in your life for inspiring you to craft, sew, and quilt!
Today's May for Me Giveaway is simple, as it needs to be for me, because I am not at home...but I have my laptop with me!
It's a Double-double Prize! I will draw two winners on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 6pm. Two winners to represent the one who inspired you and one for you! Each winner will receive a set of May for Me Note Cards and The Easy To Sew Quilt Pattern. Two prizes each!
So 2 things to do: Please tell me if you are a follower or a new follower and tell me "Who inspired you to craft, sew, or quilt?"
Remember to enjoy each day in May!