Tuesday, July 26, 2011

for Ann

I started a project a couple of weeks ago...
It is for my mother-in-law.

Next Monday, August 1st, her husband of 56 years will be entering a home. His dementia has reached a point that makes it difficult for her to care for him, so she has found a sort of foster home for him. It is a smaller place than one of those large Nursing Home-type places and is close to the house where they have lived for the past 20 years.
Only three people will be living in this home at one time. It will be confusing for Bruce, I imagine, at first and a little lonely for Ann to be home alone for the first time in so many years.

Ann's birthday is on the Summer Solstice - June 21st. I did not do anything for her this year since I was off "at camp" in Colorado. I hope that this will make her smile. I wanted to do something special for her to know how much I love her and think about her.
It still has quite a bit that is unfinished and Cullen is driving down this weekend to be with her after she delivers Bruce to the home. I hope that he will be able to take this with him to give to her when she might just need a little "something"


  1. oh, Jone, that is so lovely and beautiful. and infussed with years and years of love and respect. She's gonna bawl her eyes out. it's amazing.

  2. oh, that is so amazing and thoughtful. made me cry just thinking about it.

  3. Dearest Jone,
    this is a BEAUTIFUL gift....
    in so many ways.

  4. thanks ladies.....
    I'll take one more before I send it on with Cullen...

  5. just so beautiful, Jone! such a sweet gift.
    let's talk about what you can do with this after the one-of-a-kind goes off to your MIL.
    how many people in the world would love to stitch their own version? can you imagine?!

  6. Jone, I have only today "discovered" your absolutely exquisite sampler and just had to thank you for sharing the picture. Simply wonderful.

    Marion in the UK

  7. Simply beautiful! Would you be interested in making this as a pattern for those of us who are a little less creative?