Sunday, April 6, 2008

April 6th

Things are going ok... we made it through yesterday surprisingly well. We went to look at trees to plant in Burke's honor. We drove out to my favorite nursery to see what they had in stock. I was thinking about either another fruit tree (we planted apple trees the year we were married) or something ornamental that is currently in bloom. They hadn't gotten a whole lot in yet, but they did have the most beautiful weeping cherry. We arrived pretty late in the afternoon and they were getting ready to close, so we didn't buy it but we probably will go back next weekend.

B got the ceiling completely done, and I got the rest of the quilt completely assembled and basted and began the quilting this morning. It was meant to happen. All the pieces just came together so quickly and easily, it was meant to be the project to carry me through.
It's been so INCREDIBLY cathartic to sit at the machine again and work on a quilt. I'm glad it is going to be a family quilt instead of a baby quilt. I remember starting it with the intention of it being one for Burke. Instead it will be for the family, and we can all share it and talk about him and remember...

The quilting bug has bitten me HARD after being dormant so long. As an added distraction I started work on a little quilt for a friend's new arrival. Hopefully I'll be able to whip it up quickly and get it done. I hate agonizing and making "perfect" quilts for kids and babies. The intention is for it to be slept on, drooled on, spit up on, loved on, and easy to wash, dry, and keep using. I am loving the pink pattern so much. It's making me hope for a girl.

A quick thank you to everyone who has been checking in with us this weekend. It means so much to us to hear your voices, to know you're thinking of us... I'm tearing up thinking of all of your love reaching out to us, holding us up...
So, yesterday's Good thing is rediscovering fabric and quilting. And today's Good thing is you.
We love you.

B and G

1 comment:

Katy said...

Gillian, I am thinking of you and B. This time of year just crept up. I can't believe it was only a year ago.

I am so happy for you with the new babe. Take care, you are all in my hopes and thoughts!