So, today I'd like you to meet my Mom - Verna Smith. She would have been 93 today; born on April 26, 1919 on a farm in Minnesota - the last of eight children....and on the very day her own mother turned 40!
She was married to my dad for nearly 50 years and was a wonderful mother, grandmother and all around sweet person. Sadly, she spent the last several years of her life suffering from Alzheimer's.
So in honor and loving memory of the woman who gave me life and with the hope that someday, soon, there will be a breakthrough, I got busy. For a couple of days I explored ideas and then I worked on fabric selection and template making with Dean Martin crooning in the background - she loved Dean Martin!
Today I sat in the sun porch enjoying the applique and embroidery work and playing back fond memories of mom in my head.
I got the top done...I'll show you when I finish quilting it....but I'll give you a hint: a vintage quilt was my inspiration and a bird is involved - she loved little birds, too.
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The quilt sold for $50! I'm thrilled - more in the making
Perhaps you have loved ones affected by this disease.
You CAN make a difference!