Note from editor daughter, Amelia: Mom sent these pics to me as a “slice.” They say pictures can be worth a thousand words – maybe. I’ll say these pictures speak to the continued spark and dedication to craft my mom exercises on a daily basis. I visit her at least once a week and always find some new quilt project being cut and put up on her fuzzy wall for consideration.
The pictures here are of a quilt requested by my niece, Sarah, when she visited in June. She wanted something green and found a design she liked. My mom went to her stash – most of it in the basement, but she also has boxes and drawers of fabric all over the house – and she began to make piles of lights and darks before cutting and counting out the triangles. When I visited her on Sunday, I found her making sure she had stacks of 40 triangles for each part of the pattern. She sent these pictures on Monday so I now know how she spent most of that day.
The other thing to know about my mom is that she loves to play draw little pictures. Instead of just writing a note to my dad like “out to buy groceries,” she makes a little sketch. I introduced her to the Notability app on her ipad mini and she has been sending me her version of a “texting,” a sketch like this one: