Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Another finish with a sad ending

My Grandma's birthday was 2 weeks ago and I didn't quite finish a quilt that I had made for her...life got in the way, dance got in the way and finishing costumes before a performance.

I finished quilting the quilt Saturday and had planned on sewing the binding on Sunday. 

Sunday I took my girls to church and went grocery shopping.   I got home and started to eat lunch.  My sister called and I didn't answer.  She called my husband's phone and he answered.  My Grandma was in the hospital and wasn't going to make it through the night.  My parents were getting on a flight from to San Francisco at 4:30. 

My husband immediately bought me a ticket on the same flight and I quickly packed before hitting the road for the 1.5 hour drive so I could fly with them.

We made it to San Francisco and she passed away 5 hours later.  I'm heartbroken...incredibly sad for my family's loss but happy that my Grandma is with my Grandpa.  She made it to Heaven to spend his birthday with him and their wedding anniversary.

I brought her quilt on the airplane with me and finished the binding on my flight home to get my husband and girls to drive to Cincinnati for her services and burial.  I'm not sure where this quilt will end up...whether I keep it or give it to my Mom.


Sheri said...

So sorry to hear about your grandma -- the quilt is so pretty! I'm sure she loves you for it!

Ramona said...

So sorry to read about your grandmother. You made a beautiful quilt for her. I'm sure you will find its proper home. Peace.

Jenny said...

So sad to lose your Grandma, sending you a cyber hug.
Perhaps you should keep the quilt, in memory of your beloved Gran. Then your family can be wrapped in her loving arms every time you snuggle under it on the couch.

Jennie @ Porch Swing Quilts said...

So sorry for your loss. It's a beautiful quilt, and you'll find the right home for it.

Dee said...

So very sorry for your loss, but rejoice in Hope shared and a comfort of knowing she is well Loved where she is.

Deepest comfort and peace for you and your family!

The quilt is an amazing memorial of how someone touched and changed your life.