.....it is thursday, and i am overwhelmed and tired. a grueling work week and a period of personal strain has left me ready for some real rest. i want to say thank you to many people for their support and kindness. i have been stitching and posting but my computer time has been limited and i am sorry for not responding to many wonderful mentions i have noticed on the blogs of others. i will be back after a while, i promise.
my january TIF is complete. although i had intended to do much more with this one, time has run out and well, isn't that quite appropriate after all. so with this mended heart i say goodbye to my father. it is a fully functional comfort piece and suppose i can still take it further whenever i feel the need. i added a kantha stitch banding around the edge to give it more depth. the back is partially uncovered, with some added scraps from his mother's old quilt, and some words unfinished. the heart sampler was planned to be a slipcover, another layer of mending. i won't need that for a while. the photos are too yellow and not great. that is the way it goes. sometimes you just can't focus.