Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Four more repeats. Four, count them, four more to go and this shawl will be done. I can't tell you how sick of it I am. This is the biggest project I've ever knit. I need to make a dishcloth or something real small next.

I bought some more fabric, fat quarters to be exact. So vibrant and pretty!

And with all the funeral activities lately I knew I would be seeing one of my other aunts. She makes beautiful quilts. Very talented. She also inspired me in the crafting aspect of my life and makes me little gifts sometimes. So I made a little project bag for her from the fat quarters and gave it to her today at the funeral. She loved it!

Balloon Send Off

Today was the funeral for Aunt Roz. It was just very, very sad. But also so very nice to see relatives. Some I haven't seen in a long time. After the service at the church we all went outside and there was a big bouquet of helium balloons. Lots of them. My cousin passed out as many as she could before she ran out. I got one. At the count of three we all released them into the sky for Aunt Roz. It was so touching watching all those colorful balloons float away to heaven. What a moment. We watched as long as we could see them. We were all smiling and crying at the same time knowing she would have really loved seeing something like that.


Jeri said...

what a nice tribute to your aunt. I love hearing about things like that, its such a personal connection.

Your project bags and the tote bag are great! I also liked your little knit kitty and the shawl for your mom - wow what a fab project. She'll love it!


Heather said...

I know how you feel, but in the end the shawl will so be worth it.

The bag is so nice as are the fat quarters. I am going to start sewing here soon, probably this week or weekend after my wedding shoot.

What a lovely send off for your Aunt Roz. I bet that was certainly beautiful!