Whether our relationship is strained or easy, hostile or amiable, we need our mother if only in memory …to conjugate our history, validate our femaleness and guide our way.
~ Victoria Secunda
The last few years of my mother’s life were difficult – not what you want to remember as a daughter. I turned into the bad guy – making the hard decisions that she couldn’t make like moving out of her home, moving into a care facility, having a knee replacement and telling her that her youngest daughter had died. I didn’t enjoy being the “bad guy”. I was actually out shopping at a quilt shop the morning that she died. I had purchased this applique pattern “Morning Glory: A celebration in Applique” by Lori Smith. I’ve just completed it about 8 months after her death and just a couple of weeks before her committal service. The applique square were not set in the same way as the pattern suggested. I used a William Morris border print to create the square within the square. Each square has a batik that complements the design.The squares are outlined with black and a light lavendar sashing.
May your relationship and memories of your mother be sweet!