Look at this beautiful quilt Lynn made for me. She used the fabric she had won in the fabric giveaway. Fabric that had belonged to Mom. What a surprise and beautiful memorial to Mom.
There is Mom's red heart necklace! And her smiling face from her last photo, transferred onto cloth. The wonderful daisy at her feet.
and the green grass growing. A sign of spring and hope.
Here is the back showing all the wonderful stitching. Oh, if only Mom could see this. I love it and will cherish it as long as I live. It will be one of the first artworks I hang whenever I find a place to live. In fact now I am thinking to have a Mom wall, with all the beautiful paintings friends have sent me of hearts and Mom, memorializing her presence in the world. Thank you Lynn.
I also received this sweet and cheerful thank you note from Rachel, whose Mom Debbie won some fabric in my giveaway. She wanted the fabric for Rachel, who is very creative, to make things out of. Thank you dear Rachel. I am touched by your dear handwritten note, so rare to get "real" notes in the mail nowadays. Have fun with your fabric.
Elk sent me this beautiful handmade thank you note. She too won some of Mom's fabric and she has used a denim butterfly from the denim butterfly fabric for this card. Doesn't it look fabulous? Thank you Elk. I love it. TWO handwritten notes in one week. Wow.
Well, I lie. Here is #3. A handwritten note on Gwen John notepaper from a NYCity friend who saw the Gwen John show last year. Did she remember I love Gwen John? Or was she just connecting with the cat drawings--GJ did a lot of those and my friend too loves cats. My friend sent me this dear note last week too. A delightful surprise.
And for some time now, every once in awhile, I receive a sweet note from Rice Freeman-Zachary of Notes from the Voodoo Cafe blog. Last week I received the "Hi From Garfunkle" post card which just makes me smile. Thank you Rice.
So, I am feeling well remembered and cared for for sure. The world is such an amazing place, full of so many beautiful people. All these gifts, coming from the heart, help me to stay open. Namaste and much love to you all and many, many thanks. Blessings, suki