Well, I nearly made it to all six challenges this season. The last challenge was to do a piece that spoke to who we are on the inside. I used this charm pack to revisit a design I tried last year. I wanted to show the spark at the center that we have to be careful to keep despite the darkness that tries to push in.
I decided to quilt it with freehand feather-ish things interspersed with pebbles. So, why didn’t it get finished? Well, on Friday, my youngest had her tonsils removed. Everything went well and she was home early. Later in the day, she began spitting out blood and by the next morning, we were back in the ER and prepping for emergency surgery to get the bleeding stopped. We stayed overnight and I spent some time on Worldwide Quilting Day doing EPP on my Violet Craft Lion. I took the lion to Australia with me and didn’t really have the heart to work on it again. This was my view as I worked in the window seat in the hospital room. We were able to come home again on Sunday and are back in recovery mode. (Needless to say, I’m one grateful and relieved mom.)
I also spotted this adorable quilt in the hallway to the Children’s Hospital Wing. It’s not a great photo but I love the lollipop trees. (Below it is the artist info.)
Meanwhile, in my yard there are signs of spring. The daphne is blooming…possibly the best scent ever…and my crocuses and tulips that I planted under the shepherd’s hook are pushing up and blooming. There’s much weeding to be done but there’s been a lot of rain. So I am content to stay inside and sew.
And what am I sewing? A little something for this hop. And, speaking of hop, I’d better hop to it or I’ll have nothing to show! Hop on over to any one of these quilters for some amazing inspiration!