Friday, October 16, 2009

One UFO done!

Remember I joined the New Year's UFO Challenge? I chose 3 projects to complete, and today I finished one. Yay! With all that was going on this week, I felt moved to finish the flannel "Love Crumbs" comfort quilt I began nearly 2 years ago. It is far from perfect - I goofed on one corner while attaching the binding, so it will never be described as having square corners - but I don't care. If it will make some little girl's eyes light up like the kids to whom I gave comfort quilts earlier this week, then it is perfect in my eyes.

(Do you like the action photo with the dog and the kid playing with the Batmobile in the foreground?)

I have to work this Saturday (of course, ugh!), but I plan to do some sewing this weekend. With so many projects in progress, I'm not sure what I'll do. I guess I'll just see what I feel moved to do.

And finally, I just have to say that the memorial service yesterday was both much harder and much easier than I expected. I am so proud of my strong friend, who stood up to speak and started with "I am so blessed." I was so caught up in what she has lost that I wasn't paying attention to what she has. Even in her grief, she is an inspiration to me. After the service, Jason and I stuck around until the place cleared out - Jason playing with his friend and me entertaining and being entertained by the twin girls. With all the grown ups talking, it was nice to be there for the kids. And you know what? My friend is going to be alright. She IS blessed - with a wonderful family, supportive friends, a strong faith, and 18 years worth of memories of her precious, special, first-born daughter - and she is going to be just fine.


Angela said...

You are right, sometimes it is hard to see the blessings amid so much tragedy. But somehow we get thru, whether we think we can or not.
Your pink Love Crumbs quilt is great! I am sure it will bring smiles and comfort to the lucky little girl that receives it!

Becky said...

The quilt looks great to me! I've always wanted to drive the Batmobile....:)

kwiltmakr said...

That quilt will definitely light up some little girls eyes and keep her warm as well. Good going. I am so sorry to hear about your friend loosing her daughter.

Shirleymac said...

I love that quilt. When I'm making comfort quilts I always remind myself that I'm giving it to someone who isn't a quilter so they won't notice any boo-boos. I'm so glad your friend is handling the loss well.

Kim said...

She'll have some hard days ahead. She is blessed to count you as a friend Erin.
Don't forget to support her through the holidays too......those are so hard when you've just lost a loved one.

Happy Sewing

Nancy said...

That is such a cheerful quilt! How did you quilt it? Thanks for sharing more of the story of your friend's daughter's memorial service.

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations on finishing your quilt! It's really sweet with the pink and the hearts. Any girl, even grown up girls, would love it.