Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Michele's Second Quilt

The Quilt
Michele is now an expert. This is the second quilt that she made (already). Each square is from a piece of Sherry's clothing. There are also some buttons on this quilt. Michele tied the yarn through them. The quilt is beautiful and a true work of love. Michele never used a sewing machine until a week ago on Saturday.

Our beautiful daughter, Sherry Jo's, birthday was yesterday. Johnny teased her incessantly because she was born on Ground Hog's Day. Of course, living in Pennsylvania, Sherry grew up knowing about Punxatawney Phil. Johnny used to make up songs and sing them to her. She would laugh and laugh.
I haven't been blogging as much as I would like. I am now overwhelmed with business matters and other activities in which I am involved. Blogging is one of my favorite past times. I consider each of you a friend and you have all been so supportive of me during this difficult time. You are the ones that put a smile on my face. Within the next month, I should be back to posting more frequently.


48 comments:

Ruthie said...

What a beautiful quilt and a lovely reminder of your precious daughter. I hope you can feel the big cyber hug that I'm sending to you.

I'm sure you're busy with things... and hope you can still find some time to keep up with at least some blogging, even if it's just a short post. :)

Love and Hugs to you. ♥
Ruthie

Kathy said...

The quilt is beautiful and the picture of your daughter brought tears to my eyes. I'm so sorry you lost her. ♥ Kathy

Smilingsal said...

That didn't take Michele very long, did it? It's a beautiful quilt and a nice tribute to your Sherry Jo. I like her picture in the middle. You're going through a very difficult time, and you are doing an amazing job of it.

Nancy said...

That is a wonderful quilt and such a good thing to forever to have to remember Sherry. Happy Birthday Sherry, you are an angel now. Your daughters are all just beautiful and even though I only read about them, I can tell it is from the inside out.
Hope your day is going well.
Love Nancy

Bridget said...

I am extremely impressed! I love the sentimental theme of her new creations.
Hugs, Bridget

Love Bears All Things said...

That is a nice thing to do to remember Sherry. I wish I had kept my Daddy's ties to use in a quilt.
Mama Bear

Chris said...

Oh That quilt is so beautiful. Sweetie you have been through so much, you must be the pillar of strength. You take care of business, we'll be here when you get more time.

HUgs,
Chris

prof en retraite said...

Hi Sweetie...What a beautiful and loving tribute to Sherry Jo! Your family is a real inspiration, Sweetie. You are so supportive of each other and do such wonderful things to keep the memory of your daughter and husband alive. I'm sending you a big cyber hug..
(((Sweetie)))
We will be here waiting when you are able to come visit!!!...Debbie

Linda said...

This is a beautiful quilt and a lovely rememberance to Sherry. I love the way Michelle placed a picture of Sherry in the center....a wonderful piece for only her second quilt. Sweetie,I know you must have lots of matters to tend to, your friends will be here, we're thinking of you...hugs, Linda

Anne said...

What a beautiful picture of your daughter. What a beautiful quilt your daughter made. Take care & take the time you need. =)

Happy To Be said...

L♥ve you sweetie and your beautiful quilt your daughter made in memory of Sherry..Please take care dear friend I have been where you are at and it can become over whelming at times..God bless you and your family...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Happy To Be said...

L♥ve you sweetie and your beautiful quilt your daughter made in memory of Sherry..Please take care dear friend I have been where you are at and it can become over whelming at times..God bless you and your family...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Becky said...

Lovely quilt Sweetie.A precious memory to keep.Take care!God Bless!

tardevil said...

I just love the little profile photo of you that came up when you left a comment over at my blog. Sometimes, it's easier to visit than to post...at least that's what I've found. I love the quilt made in honor of your daughter. I'm sure she had a great birthday with her dad in Heaven! Also think it's a great picture of Pap & you on the sidebar.

Susan S. said...

What a sweet story and quilt! We know you are busy with "life" but are glad to see you blogging when you have the chance. :)

Raggedy Girl said...

This quilt must be so special to you. Your daughter's picture is so lovely. I keep you in prayer.
Roberta Anne

Jeni said...

Beautiful quilt, really beautiful!
I love the photo worked into the middle of it too. That will be quite a memory holder for you and your family, won't it?

China Pattern said...

You wrote that blogging was a: "past time". I think you got it right. I haven't blogged in months due to the real life issues that I am dealing with. I wish I had time to return. When I checked in-as I do periodically-I found your wonderful quilt post. I love the idea. After losing our daughter in an accident when she was sixteen, I have never been able to quite let go of her clothing. Some of her baby clothes and things she wore to school are still here in the house. Perhaps you have given me a way to deal with some of those things. The quilt is a loving memorial and a precious treasure. May it give you comfort. I am farther along the road than you are in my walk with grief. Just know that easier days are coming, and remembering with more joy than sorrow is possible. Peace to you.

judicreations said...

Hi Sweetie *hugs*
I hope you got through yesterday alright Sweetie. So much going on I guess...I hope you are having a very wonderful day today.
That quilt is beautiful. What a pro Michelle is...how did she learn and master that so quickly.!
I have MOVED go to my old blog and link to my new HOME on Blogspot. I'm so excited and would love for you to visit me there.
Judi
xo

Jill said...

That quilt has so much meaning to it! It's a beautiful remembrance of her! She was a beautiful girl!

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}

Kathy said...

A beautiful quilt in memory of your beautiful daughter!
xo...Kathy

Sharon said...

What a beautiful quilt and tribute to your daughter.
She sure is a master of quilting and so quickly.
Great job.
We will be here waiting for you to blog when you get time.
Prayers to you and your family.
God bless.

bj said...

Such a beautiful tribute to your loved Sherry. Beautiful little quilt.
xo bj

PEA said...

That quilt is absolutely beautiful and just knowing that Michelle used pieces of Sherry's clothing makes it that much more special. For a gal who just started using a sewing machine, she's doing a mighty fine job:-) Wow!

It couldn't have been an easy day for you to get through yesterday, my heart goes out to you. A mother should never have to go through the death of a child. Big hugs sent your way. xoxo

Bo said...

Hi Sweetie...Your daughter Sherry Jo was so beautiful. The quilt Michelle made is the perfect frame for around her lovely picture. I am keeping you in my thoughts during these stressful days. You are so loved in this blogging community! ♥ Bo

imjacobsmom said...

Another beautiful quilt. I think that it is a great memento of Sherry. That was a cute idea to use the buttons this time. She quilts like a pro - look at how nice and even the squares are. ~ Robyn

Karen said...

The Quilt is absolutly precious. What a beautiful heirloom that will become. A loving tribute to your sweet daughter.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Michele's quilt is beautiful. What a lovely tribute to her beautiful sister, and your beautiful daughter, Sherry! What a treasure!

Blessings,

Sher

Jan Parrish said...

Michele did a wonderful job. I love how her photo is in the middle. What a precious piece of Sherry to treasure!

Neas Nuttiness said...

Thank you so very much, for "coming by" and leaving the sweet comment.

I've just taken a few moments to browse through your site. My I extend my deepest sympathies for the loss of your daughter. As a mother (my husband and I have 10 children - but you have us beat with grand children - we only have #14 on the way)I can't even begin to imagine the pain you have had to deal with.

The quilt is just wonderful. I hope that it was a healing project for you.

I'm looking forward to coming back and visiting again.

Libby

onlymehere said...

What a wonderful thoughtful memory quilt. She did a great job especially for being so new to sewing. I haven't been around too much either lately but that's how life cycles isn't it? Take care and I'll keep checking in from time to time. Real life has to come before our blogging life some times, LOL! Take care Sweetie and I'll see you soon.

Heidi said...

Michelle's 2nd quilt is just perfect! What a labor of love and a great way to remember her sister. I wish I could do this for my sister's girls but have none of my sister's clothes. This is a special and precious family heirloom now.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Lisa said...

What a beautiful quilt to honor the memory of your beautiful daughter.

Michele is a quick learner. I am impressed.

Cherdecor said...

Michele really has it going on! I bet she never knew just how talented she was!

I am sure that working through all the paper work and things is mind boggling to say the least. I pray that the Lord gives you the strength and fortitude to push ahead. You have such lovely daughters who are there for you and who need you.

Take your time in getting things in order. We will be here when you get back.
Hugs,
cheryl

Susan said...

When you get a chance please stop by my blog http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ and pick up your award.

Congrats

Have a great weekend!

~Susan

Kristen said...

Tardevil told me about your beautiful quilt so I had to come see.
I'm truely saddened to read about your loss.
I hope you have a good day.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

What a lovely, wonderful tribute your daughter made to honor her sister. Wrapping yourself in that quilt can hopefully bring Sherry Jo closer to you.

I'll miss you while you're on your blogging break.

Lisa Loo said...

What a lovely way to remember someone. I am so sorry that she was taken from you. I wish you peace and a measure of comfort. You are amazing!

Donna Marie said...

Sweetie, That quilt is beautiful! Looks like someone with alot of experience put it together. I guess love makes alot of things happen! :)

xoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Carolien said...

Please take good care of yourself, Sweetie. I think everybody will understand you are very busy right now... I hope you will find some time to relax.
What a beautiful daughter Sherry was.

All the best & greetings,
Carolien

Carolien said...

I forgot to tell: what a special quilt, it must be cherished so much!

Greetings, Carolien

Donna said...

Sweetie, my heart goes out to you. What a wonderful tribute quilt for your beautiful Sherry Jo... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Nancy said...

Sweetie, that quilt is so special! I know you are happy with it! Nancy

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