“In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

The days and weeks are passing.  We must all find ways to remember and ways to move on after the loss of a loved one.

My sister and I shared the love of fabric, thread, quilts, and needlework.  I have been hibernating in my sewing cave trying to absorb new colors, textures, designs, combinations.  For me it is a healing process.

My sister and I often shared books or patterns that we especially liked.  One of the last was by Jane Townswick. The center applique square is from this book and is the last quilt block that my sister made this past summer.


The square surrounding the center are “Broken Stone” published in the Kansas City Star on January 4, 1950. The fabric was purchased at in Fairfield, OH.

Memories detail

The above is detail of hand quilting in the darker fabrics. Leaf designs reflect the leaves on the applique.

Size: 40×40
Finished 2012
Machine piecing, hand applique, hand quilted


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