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April Quilts



April was a hard month. Lots of reminders. But, I tried to keep in mind most of all the help we got in those impossible days last April when my little brother died. Every time we turned around someone was feeding us, or running errands, or dropping every thing to just sit with us a while.  The one that touched me the most was when two women from church brought over food for everyone right before the viewing. These were women I had known for a long time. And I knew their own struggles. One had lost one of her own little brothers in Iraq and her mother to cancer. The other lost her young son to cancer. They had their own sorrows and struggles. Yet, there they were with taco salad and cakes when we struggling. And having them there, standing in the kitchen and just talking about normal things, helped me to realize that life is hard and it hurts like hell sometimes. But, we can do hard things. We can keep going. Especially when we have help.

So, I spent April making my own version of taco salad and cake.

I started on April 1st and on April 30th I finished two quilts to give away to someone else struggling.




A baby-sized I Spy quilt stuffed with every fun, boy-ish print I could find. Including an all-important bear playing baseball. Scraps from SewSara and TinyGlutton helped out a lot. Thanks, ladies!


And a larger and much girlier version.






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