Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A sad New Years Eve for our family

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.



  1. Maureen, My heart goes out to you and your family.
    Lots of hugs!!

  2. Oh Maureen... I'm so sorry for your loss. Please give John my condolences. It's such a difficult thing when a parent dies and it takes some time to adjust (as you know already), even if it's been expected. Being back in England with family and friends will surely help him in that direction. It's lovely of you to make a remembrance quilt and it will help in the grieving process, I'm sure. Take care of yourself and have a lovely new year.

  3. So sorry to hear of your loss; my thoughts go out to you and your family today hugs, Julierose

  4. I hope your husband has safe trips both directions and enjoys his family time with the celebration of his mother's life. It's never easy to say good-bye to a parent.

  5. So sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers are going out to you - and I hope your husband made it to England ok.


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