I'm afraid this post tonight really has nothing to do with my quilting, sadly my mother in law passed away yesterday morning in England. We were told it would be a few days and so yesterday morning I was busy organising the first flight out for John to get back and see her as soon as possible, we had just completed booking the flight and all the other matters involved when we had the call from his brother to say Mum had died just ten minutes earlier. John flew out last night and should be arriving at Heathrow in an hour or so after a 24 hour journey, still having another three hours to reach Heywood where she lived.
This was a lady I first met fifty years ago - don't the years just fly by so quickly - she would have had her 93rd birthday on the 4th January. I spent some hours yesterday evening with my memories and the celebrations and fireworks going on until after midnight and began thinking about a quilt to make in her memory, when my Mum passed away twelve years ago I worked on a quilt which now lives over the back of my chair in our lounge area.
I do hope you all enjoyed your celebrations and will take this opportunity to say I wish you a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.