Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Back Home

I am back home after driving for a total of 18 hours in three days. We drove to Garfield Arkansas in the Ozark Mountains for my MIL's funeral. We left around 6:00 am Sunday morning and got back around 9:00 pm last night. The funeral went as well as could be expected. I won't go into details but the services were beautiful and respectful.

While we were there my FIL wanted me to have the two pillows I made for Alice for Christmas in 1994. These pillows were my first pieces of work I finished and gave to someone. My MIL loved nature and the animals. Ever since I gave them to her the pillows have always had a home on her couch. I was always honored that she chose to display them year round in her living room. I decided that instead of me keeping them I would pass them down to my daughters when they get their own place.

The patterns came from leaflet from Cross My Heart called Endangered Species II. They need to be cleaned but it warms my heart to know Alice liked them enough to use them.

8 comments:

Von said...

Dawn, I'm so glad to hear you and your family are home safely. Know that your blogging friends are here when you need a cyberhug! {{{{Dawn}}}}

Singular Stitches said...

Dawn, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. That's so sweet about the pillows. I'm sure that means a lot to you. *hugs*

Renee said...

Glad you made it home OK. I will give you a call in the next couple of days.

~Harsha~ said...

How lovely that your pillows get displayed all year round. And I like the idea of passing them to your girls.

Isabelle said...

Glad to know that you're safely back. Those pillows are gorgeous. (((hugs)))

Shannon L. said...

{{{Dawn}}} to you and your family. Glad to know you're back safely. Your pillows were obviously well loved by your MIL. I can see why - they are beautiful.

BeckySC said...

Welcome home, Dawn :)I have been thinkging of you.

I didn't stitch on ATFE as I didn't want to get ahead...so I sat out on Tuesday. Let me know when you are ready to pick it back up :)

If you need anything, let me know :)

hugs

Jenna said...

Glad to hear that you made it up and back safely, Dawn. I'm sorry that you're going through a hard time right now and am thinking about you. *hug* It's nice to know that your work was so well appreciated by your mother-in-law.