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quilt snob?

Started by Rebecca Keith/VA. Last reply by Sandy Larkey May 11, 2020. 31 Replies

Stories of how you started quilting

Started by Carla. Last reply by Sandy Larkey Feb 19, 2018. 46 Replies

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Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on February 14, 2021 at 6:14am

Sandy, it is true that we all grieve differently.  We're remembering you during these difficult days.   

Comment by Sandy Larkey on February 12, 2021 at 3:00pm

Katherine V. thank you for your support.  I do have to say that I don't think a memorial would be helpful to me; it hasn't really been when our Mom died, nor Dad, Granddad, all three aunts and all three uncles.  Like I said, everyone else seems to want one, so ... I guess there will be one.  Probably the 16th, since that looks like the first day the temperature is going to be above "brass monkey" cold. 

I did find out today a reasonable explanation of why/how it happened--the other vehicle was white (or light colored) no headlights, in blowing snow.  Incidentally, they've already put in an insurance claim.  And I only just found out today who his insurance carrier was and what the policy number was. 

On a happier note, my Superior guild had the monthly meeting yesterday.  I believe I'd told people about the "foot in mouth" situation with our 2022 baby quilt--how I found myself with a project to embroider around the cabbage-patch babies on a pre-printed panel.  Well, I took the project along, and everybody admired the embroidery work, with one of the women commenting that she hoped the mother would appreciated the workmanship. 

Correction: the other vehicle was maroon, but still no headlights.  And from what the claims adjuster for Lucky's insurance, the claim is on behalf of Lucky--towing and etc. 

I made a decision about the funeral--Tuesday at 2:00,  Now I have to call everybody who has asked about it. 

But at least there are three people possibly interested in adopting poor Pork Chop.  Doesn't stop me from feeling like I've disappointed Lucky and betrayed Porky. 

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on February 12, 2021 at 1:44pm

Sandy my prayers are with you during these unsettling times.

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on February 12, 2021 at 1:40pm

Katherine, your quilt top is wonderful, and as far as I can tell excellently constructed.

Comment by Katherine V. on February 12, 2021 at 7:13am

Janet, I’m not sure about the border yet.  I want to get the last two rows on and then press to see what it needs.  

‘Gail, I’d didn’t consider the sashing.  Once I had the two rows together, I was kind of Comittee.  I was curious to see where the secondary pattern would be.  It has taken a few rows to figure out the best way to bring the points together without visible thread or a hole.  

‘Sandy, settling an estate can be very overwhelming.  I still remember being overwhelmed when my mom died.  You may find a memorial service to be very helpful.  I know it’s tough with COVID, but it’s nice to stop and just be in the moment.  

Comment by Lynne on February 12, 2021 at 5:56am

Sorry for your loss, Sandy.

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on February 12, 2021 at 5:38am

My deepest condolences, Sandy.  Such a shocking, heartbreaking time.  Hoping, for your sake, that all of his affairs are resolved without too much added stress.  

Katherine, that block is so striking.  I agree - it looks like you are handling the point matching marvelously.  

Comment by Sandy Larkey on February 11, 2021 at 4:42pm

Thanks to all of you for you thoughts, sympathy, prayers and virtual hugs.  This is being a very rough time.  I thought, when I opened his safe deposit box and found insurance papers that,"Gee, Lucky had things pretty well covered."  However, the more I tried to clear up his affairs, the more complicated they got.  After being on the phone most of the morning, I feel like I should have it grafted to my ear.  Had it been totally my choice, I would not bother with any kind of funeral, memorial, whatever.  But so very many people have asked, "When is his funeral?" that I figured I had to ... put up with one. 

Comment by handstitcher/IL on February 11, 2021 at 2:50pm

Sandy, I’m so very, very sorry for the loss of your brother. So heartbreaking. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers. Know that we’re here for you.

Comment by Katherine V. on February 11, 2021 at 2:34pm

Oh Sandy,  I am so, so sorry.  That is such heartbreaking news.  I will be thinking about you and your family.  Hang in and know that you are loved.  

 

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