Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Quilting and Working Hard

to over come being swept away with grieve. At my age it is only a sure thing that life deals you . So many of my family are leaving me, because of death. When I retired my work was to do ancestry for all the family's of my mother and father, which I knew little about. It has been a wonderful trip back in time. It has taken 4 years and many new cousins I now have a great friendship with. I am now having to add my only son ,my only sister and as you know a dear aunt. There has been calls that the 100 year old sister of my father is ready to go and two of her sons that or near my age have been told they have only months to live. Adding these family members to my ancestry pages is being very emotional. When I started this never did I think about my close family being added. With Gods word to comfort me I will keep the joy and peace of his love in me. Thanks to this blog I can put my thoughts in words, and share my pain. I have had a difficult time getting this quilt this far, now to do the binding. All I can think about is what to do next for a new quilt.


A Brit in Tennessee said...

I am sorry for your losses, many times I have questioned my faith through situations such as these, especially if the loss is a child. In the end, my faith is the only thing that keeps me strong, as yours does for you.
I love your quilt, it's coming along nicely, the colors are so calm and springlike.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Your quilt is looking so beautiful.
I am so sorry for your loss. I to have entered many dear family members into my family tree over the last twenty years.It is a hard thing to watch them go and even the friends you went to school with. Realizing that I am now becoming the older generation is not a comforting thought. The only comfort is knowing I will have more waiting on me when I get home and they are only gone for a season.
Take heart friend.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Patsy, I am so very sorry for your loss. It is a sad situation, and hard to bear.

Your quilt is very lovely.

Sending you hugs.


Anonymous said...

Hi Patsy, I am very sorry for all your losses. We are all blessed to have one another on the days that grief is hard to bear - we can lift one another up in prayer and ask God to comfort and provide peace for one another. Quilting is a wonderful expression of love. Do you visit Milah's blog? She has just finished a quilt for a soldier. Her blog address is
Sending a hug your way dear friend.

Becca's Dirt said...

It is so sad that you have to add your closest family to the ancestry but sadly they have to go on. We are blessed to have each other. Your quilt if beautiful. I have been planning on picking up the art of quilting this year. As a matter of fact I have a new friend who quilts and I will be visiting her to get my first taste of quilting. I am excited about learning this art.

I find it so interesting that you have done so much with your family tree. That must be very interesting. I have thought of doing this for years. I would love to know about my long gone relatives and the footprint they left behind.

Darla said...

Goodness Patsy...these things are never easy. I got word this morning that one of my two year olds from the church nursery, (where I have worked for the last 4 years) just passed away from a sudden prayers for peace and understanding for you.

Charlene said...


Your quilt is so the colors...I am sorry for your loss of family members who are so dear to you.

Take care of yourself.

W. Latane Barton said...

I am so sorry. Life sure deals us such devastating blows at times. I pray that you will find comfort. Quilting is such a comforting thing, at least to me. So, plan that next quilt. The one you just finished is amazing!! I love it.