My mother, who is 72 and lives in Florida, had a mild heart attack, but that wasn't the worst of it. She had not been eating or drinking enough so her body had built up toxins in her body and she needed kidney dialysis. A nurse on the ICU floor told me her condition was so bad she didn't think she would make it. I was devastated!
My mom and I did not get along while I was growing up. My grandparents raised me. My sewing and crafting skills I learned from my grandmother, granny, and the ladies on Leech Lake Indian Reservation. I lived there since my second grandfather was an Ojibwe Indian. I could not believe this nurse was telling me mom was going to die! My mom promised me she was going to live to be 100 just so she could pick on me. I had not finished her art piece yet. She can't die yet. I have designed a special piece just for her. I call it "Roses for Momma". I have it almost done. I put it aside, as I did other projects over the holidays. It is back on the board now. I started the art quilt because flowers don't last but fabric will. Last Valentines Day she was in the hospital, so instead of flowers, I started designing a rose piece for her. It is a work in progress. I hope to have it finished by Valentine Day. That is my goal. Here are a few pictures of the work in progress.
|Before Background was added|
|As I was adding background fabric|
|Background and Round Table Top Added|
Now tell me what you of the new piece.