I have a sign hanging in my office that says "Success isn't always about winning; sometimes it's about endurance"
Here is endurance!
My mom passed away in a hospice Dec 5,2006 and to honor her and help raise monies for the hospice, I promised my father that I would make and donate a quilt for the annual Treasures of Christmas fundraiser in November. I had some of my favorite quilt books with me at my dads during Christmas and I said, "Pick one and I'll make it" As he flipped through Simple Traditions by Kim Diehl, he saw the name, Remembering Grandma. Decision made!
A lot has happened in my life since losing my mother. I lost my husband, I've moved two times, went from being a full time quilter to a full time office employee, and have won the battle with breast cancer this year. Through this all, I've been working on this quilt.
I've missed the fund raisers for '07, '08, and '09. I will not miss 2010. I hope to enter this piece in some shows and have some ribbons to hang on it, hopefully that will garner a higher price at auction. I'm going to ask for a minimum price of $500. There will still be a few stories this quilt will tell before it leaves my home.
Stitch a bit today, each stitch brings you closer to finished!