Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Quilt Block Swaps

We got a call Monday morning after breakfast. It was something we were not expecting. My sister-in-law's husband had died on Sunday. What a wonderful man the world has lost. He was a gentleman and a gentle man. He was a yachtsman and loved to sail on the sea or any other place that had a body of water. He was involved in many activities and was never one to be idle. Now he has made his final voyage. My DH and I feel we have a great void in our lives at the moment and I decided I was not going to sit and dwell on the negative but turn the moment into a positive action. I had purchased some flannel for making baby blankets for the neonatal unit at our local hospital and never got started. So as I make these blankets I will think of my brother-in-law's passing as sad but also think of the new babies coming into the world to fill the void. I hope you all will understand this will be my last post for a time.







I received this block in the mail yesterday and did it ever cheer me up. This block was made by my new friend Sue from Australia. This block comes from the quilting block swaps in Australia (button on my left side bar ) where you specify which colours you'd like used and which block pattern if you so desire. Sue also included a lovely quilt card and a small panel of Christmas images which I just love. The blocks in the panel are just the right size for me and I think have many applications like labels, pincushions, used in mug mats etc. Thank you so much, Sue. I love my block and you certainly brightened my life.

8 comments:

Cheryl said...

My deepest sympathies for your loss. It sounds like he had a rich and fulfilling life.

Jeanette said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy to your family.

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Sorry for your loss, he sounds like a lovely man.

Wendy said...

So sorry for your loss. Love the black and red log cabin block. Take care

Raewyn said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss - he sounds like a man you all admired greatly. What a wonderful thought to turn your grief into positive action. I hope it helps.

Cheryll said...

Oh Brigitte... I'm so sorry for you both. I'm still catching up on visits so I am late sending my condolences.:(

crafty pug said...

so sorry for your loss - will be thinking of you and praying for you in this difficult time.
xx

Quilting Mom said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your brother in law. May the love of God surround your family while you grieve.