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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Purple Crazy Quilt Seascape

I spent a quiet day at home yesterday.  I think I'm past the shock of losing Simba.  Even though I knew it was coming, it's still a shock.  Like having a limb ripped off my body.

I miss Simba and I miss Garfield and I miss having my 4 kitties all here together with me.  But I found comfort in talking with my sweet friend Pat on the phone.  If you read Pat's Gatherings blog, you know that she recently lost her precious little Angell so she's all too familiar with the pain of losing a little furry baby.  Pat is just the sweetest, loveliest lady and I so much enjoyed our conversation.  Thank you so much Pat!

Nightmare and Lucy are still grieving.  Little Nightmare wanders around this house looking for his baby Simba.  And Lucy misses her dear best friend.  She tries to get affection from Nightmare but Nightmare and Lucy never really bonded.  And she's a bit afraid of Nightmare because he's bullied her one too many times.  Nightmare has his name for a reason!

I spent the majority of the day just stitching and doing laundry.  I finished up the stitching on my purple crazy quilt seascape:

I wish the camera would pick up the sparkle of my crazy quilt pieces.  I like to use lots of sequins on them because I like the glittery effect of sequins.  This piece has some vintage jewelry pieces on it and lots of sequins but maybe they'll show up better once I get these sewn together and photograph them again.

I did work on my Wedding piece a little bit as well yesterday.  I'm nearing the end of the assembly process.  Little by little, I'm gluing the braided gimp over the edges of the stitched piece.  It's almost done so I'll post photos of that soon.


ARLENE said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Having 2 fur babies of my own, and having lost others before them, I know how devastating it is. Your work is beautiful; so glad you could lose yourself in it.

Dawn Doucette said...

Pam, this piece is amazing! I know the pain of losing a furbaby too. Our beloved Cody crossed the rainbow bridge last October... I still am grieving. They do become part of us, so when they pass there's an emptiness regardless of the other furbabies still with us.

I still catch myself expecting to see him laying in "his spot" on the couch or having to let him out for his potty. It's hard, so very hard. My heart goes out to you. I know the pain and I wouldn't wish it on anybody!


Saturday Sequins said...

Wow, that's a fabulous piece! I love all the colors and textures, and of course, the sequins.

It can be tough to photograph sequins. My photographer has a devil of a time, and even my sequin supplier, C. Cartwright, can't get the real sparkle to show. One of these days I'll find the secret to sequin photography and share it with the world. ;)

Sandy said...

Stitching is healing. It's a beautiful piece.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

YOu are so talented...Another gorgeous piece. I hate that you lost your fur baby, they really are family members, it breaks my heart


traderslostart said...

Giving a home to a kitty who needs one, getting to know their personality, and falling hopelessly in love with their quirks and mannerisms has been an ongoing lifelong passion of mine. They do become part of your family, even more so when your children are grown and long out of the home. Losing one is so hard, and everyone takes some of my heart with them. You never forget them and will always miss them. My heart goes out to you for your massive loses.

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