My Mom's PicturesWednesday, June 3, 2009
My mom has moved to Knoxville, TN. to be close to my sister Anna and her family. Mom and Dad lived in a retirement apartment complex for about 9 years here in Kansas City close to me. My Dad died about 3 years ago and mom continued to stay in her apartment. Recently Mom fell and needed more care...so my sister decided to move Mom closer to her. We did this move fairly quickly and I think it was a bit hard on my Mom. When talking with her I can tell she is wondering where all of her stuff went. "Where is the shoe polish?" "Where is my powder?" "Where is my hair drier?" Everything is now in a new place or still boxed up and hard to find. It's hard to pack up someone's belongings and it's hard to be moved, as my mom would attest. There's just no easy way to do this. Everything feels scattered to the wind.
I kept all of Mom's pictures and family genealogy information. In my spare time, I'm scanning the pictures. I thought I would put them all into book and have them on a disk so all of us could have prints. It makes me a bit tearful seeing some of these pictures. I would say I'm hormonal...but I don't think I have any hormones left. Just seeing their faces as my Mom and Dad begin their lives together is enough to make tears come to my eyes. Maybe it's because I know how the story ends and maybe it's because I see my life along the continuum also.
So... part of me is teary and emotional and the other part is looking around the house and thinking "Hey...what will happen to all my stuff?" I have some great stuff....but maybe my kids won't think so. It probably won't be their style. I have to get busy and clean out this house or my kids will have more than they can handle in a week's time..... Or I could just let my kids call HSH Estate Sales and have an estate sale right here! Or....we could start a clean a closet a week club. (I don't even know if I would join a club like that!!!) My friend Cherie Ralston and I try to help each other with projects like this....she is cleaning out bags of stuff from her attic and I promised I would do the same but I'm sitting here writing to you. (Cherie....I'm cheering you on to a clean attic!)
Bonnie sent me an e-mail asking for a picture of the new May Stocking pattern....here it is Bonnie!
The ones for June and July are stitched and the pattern will be out soon....the above pattern will be in the shops next week. Get your needles ready!
The picture below is one of our projects we will be teaching at Quilter's Station in Lees Summit, MO. The Primitives of the Midwest is June 22-27, 2009. We are teaching two classes on Sat. 27th. The other class is a bulletin board. You can see it on the Quilter's Station web site. The pincushion below also includes a strawberry emery.
Until later dear friends!