Happy Easter

I hope you are having a Happy and Blessed Easter. Although it’s cloudy and wet outside, I can hear the birds chirping which means it will be a nice day. It has been a month since I’ve written a blog post and some significant things have happened in my life since the last post.

On March 31, my Mom passed away. She struggled for several years with a very difficult life after a stroke that left her paralyzed on her right side. For most of those years she lived at home in her small local community, but for six months in 2013, she lived with me. We had some good times and some difficult times in those six months. She was a quilter and always wanted to do more than she was actually physically able to do. I’m sure she’s in heaven now with all the fabric she could ever want and able to stitch everything she wants to stitch.

One of the things I have been working on in the past month has been to have CD’s made of some of my embroidery designs. These are almost ready and you may see some of them in the coming months in local quilt shops that also carry AccuQuilt GO! products.

Both of my children and their families (six grandchildren) came for my Mom’s funeral. As you know, one can never get all of the children to be still at the same time. Here are pics of the grandchildren (5 in one pic and the missing #6 in the next pic). The day after the funeral we took them all to Discovery Place in Charlotte so that they could play together and the adults could enjoy visiting too.

Discovery Place, Charlotte
Discovery Place, Charlotte
The youngest ones
The youngest ones

And this is a photo of the Koozies I have been crocheting for the grandchildren. My daughters are very particular about not drinking from plastic cups or bottles, so these Koozies will protect the table from scratches and help the little ones hold onto the jars.


And this is a butterfly from my new set of Butterflies and the Critters die.


Happy Easter to all




12 Replies to “Happy Easter”

  1. I am very sorry to hear about your mother. It was wonderful that your family was able to be together to celebrate her life and all she meant to you and offer support to each other.

  2. Marjorie, peace be with you. I have no words to speak to your mother’s passing. I can only offer my condolences and friendship.

    Congratulations on publishing CDs of your designs. As I have used several of your designs, I know that they will be excellent in quality and will stitch out beautifully. I fully expect that they will be successful.

    A happy Easter to you also.

  3. My thoughts are with you. It is hard to lose a Mom. I’m sure she is happily doing all the quilting she wants now and is looking down to see what you are making too. My hugs to you and yours as well.

  4. Words can’t express my thoughts but please know you and your family are in my prayers. Moms are special and I am glad you got to spends some time with her. Looking forward to your new designs! I’m a big fan!

  5. So sorry for your loss. My Dad passed in February. He and I spent a lot of time together during the last nine months of his life, so I understand the impact on your every day life.

    Your grandchildren are adorable. Even in times of loss, there are bright spots when children are involved.

  6. I’m so sorry for your Mother’s passing, & what a great blessing for all your family to be together.
    Glad to hear about your CD’s of your designs. You do such perfect digitizing.

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss, but at least you were able to spend time with your mom. It will take some time to get your equilibrium back, but perhaps the beauty of the spring season will help. And, of course, having all that family around helps too.
    Take care of yourself

  8. Oh I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom – I so enjoyed your posts featuring your collaborations. Your stories about her wanting to continue to exercise her creative spark explains the origins of your talents. These will be sad days for her family – it does get better.

  9. What a wonderful mother you had and how fun that the two of you enjoyed quilting together, and so many other things.

    While a difficult time, I’m glad you had your children and grandchildren with you and found time to be able to visit and allow the kids to be kids. They all look so cute.

    Big hug.


  10. So sorry about your mom. My son died March 29. He was 41. So I understand grief also. Belinda

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