In Memory of my Pampa...
My grandfather passed away peacefully on Friday. It was unexpected and happened very fast. He was a strong 92 year old, and I somehow expected him to live to be 104. I am glad that he was able to enjoy these quilts for a little while. Among many other memories, I will remember the nice things he said about my quilts, and how he was afraid someone would steal them. It will always put a smile on my face.
I am happy that he is reunited with my grandma, who never had a chance to meet her great-grandchildren. I know that he will tell her all about them. Love you, Pampa. We'll miss you.
My challenge this week, was a challenge in more ways than one. On Wednesday, we returned from a week-long family vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We like to think of it as our home away from home. My mom and grandpa picked us up from the airport. I am glad we had one last time to see him. Thursday, I was still in vacation mode and unmotivated to do anything, although I did finish a quilt back. I have so much to do and I am beginning to feel very overwhelmed. Friday just made my motivation even worse. But, on Sunday I decided, I better just get back to work and maybe stop thinking so much about "life". With Amy's gentle push, I challenged myself to finish a quilt back and possibly baste a quilt, and I did. Yay.
My "Music Man" quilt is finally basted and ready for quilting. I originally had something else in mind for the back, but when I finished it, I was very unhappy with it. So, instead of getting overly frustrated with the entire quilt, I decided to start over on the back. I'm glad I did. I'm much happier with it now. I need to finish this quilt no later than the 29th, so I feel like I'm cutting it kinda close. But, I think I can do it. I am hoping to try something different with the quilting on this one, so stay tuned for more pics.