April of this year. Each time I headed to my parents', I had these blocks with me. Through my dad's hospitalizations, I continued to work on these blocks. Just as he died, I finished piecing the this top. And then I decided to quilt this by hand while sitting with my mom. Each time I got to my mom's I would take out this quilt, show it to her, and tell her that I now sew because she taught me how to. And each time she smiles and says, "I did?" My stitches are big and primitive. I used a No 8 perle cotton. Some of the stitches are with No 5 perle cotton, which is just too difficult for me to work with.
I'm heading to Camp Stitchalot (***squeel***)in Ann Arbor with Sarah S and Melissa today. And I am packing this quilt.