Thursday, June 26, 2008

Returning

Yes, I am still 'kicking" and a special thank-you to those bloggy friends who checked in on me. Husband's mother, at the age of 96, passed away a couple of weeks ago after a hospital stay. As you can imagine, our time was not our own for the month of June. My mother-in-law was one of those women who could "do it all". She was an excellent seamstress and made all her own clothes, all beautiful and all so coordinated. She quilted wonderful quilts and was an inspiration to me. There were no quilters in my family so I always say, I married into quilting! She wallpapered like a pro, crocheted beautiful things, made the most gorgeous dolls, complete with petticoats, bonnets and adorable hair-dos. When DH and I first married, we were poor as the proverbial church mice. We inherited a couple of ugly sectionals as our ONLY living room furniture. MIL made us the most wonderful slipcovers that we used for years--and years! She was a "Martha" long before Martha was heard of LOL. She will be missed.

Below are just a few quilts from our quilt show. Lots of inspiration here! Enjoy.





















11 comments:

Jacquie said...

So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. What a treat for you to marry into quilting and have someone to share your love for fabric and quilting. Thanks for sharing these lovely quilts.

Becky said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Glad your back. I was a little worried. For some reason this morning I decided to check your blog again. You must have been sending out the right vibes.

Karen said...

What a lovely description of your MIL. I love all the things she did. Thank you for posting the quilts; always love a quilt show!

Patti said...

Sending my condolences on your loss. It sounds like the two of you had a marvelous relationship - how very blessed you both were to have that. It also sounds like you have lots of good memories to cherish. Sending cyber hugs your way my friend.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

I am so sorry about your Mother-in Law.

Thank you for showing us all the beautiful quilts!

Pen Pen said...

Blessings to you and your husband. His mother sounded wonderful! The quilt show pic's are gorgeous... I wish I were so talented.

Karen said...

I'm so sorry to learn of your mother-in-law's passing. She led a long, full life from what you say. Glad you home & getting back into the swing of things.
I enjoyed the quilt show pictures. I especially like the applique quilt with the birds, etc. Gorgeous. And I see your quilt there. That is also a favorite of mine. The applique border really does the job on that quilt.

Veronica said...

What a wonderful little commentary on you DMIL. How great that she left you so many tangible pieces of "her"! I'm also pretty sure she was happy to have you in the family. :-)

Lorraine said...

Sory for your loss....your MIL sounds like a wonderful person. I was starting to worry about you! Welcome back......

Mary said...

Sorry to hear about your MIL - I bet she loved that you became a quilter too.

Love the Raggedy Ann crazy quilt - how fun.

Teresa said...

How wonderful that you had such a good relationship with your mother-in-law. I am so sorry for your loss, but happy for the blessing of having her in your life.

Thank you for sharing the pictures. Absolutely beautiful!!!