Apparently the copy rights to the story had lapsed and she has re-published the story using her quilt for the illustrations. It is even more breathtaking in person than these photos show! And she is really a sweet heart too!!
All appliqued, and embroidered. The attention to detail is magnificant!
Brushing a bee~
The quilt illustrates how the root children come out for spring, and head back underground for winter. It is a truly amazing quilt.
Mother's Day must be quite difficult for her. I can't imagine losing a child. I have lost my own mother and strangely enough, Mother's Day is the worst holiday for me. The first Mother's Day was the worse. I was in a store and realized that I would never need to buy another Mother's Day card. Even more strange because we were not particularly close but it still really got to me. Both of my girls were not home yesterday. DD1 had to work but she sent me a text. DD2 is out in the middle of no-where studying fishery and wildlife *stuff* for 2 weeks but she sent an e-card and called. DS was home but not that into Mother's Day. He did spend the day watching some movies with me and picked up my favorite chinese for dinner. I was actually glad when I could go to bed. I did work on my sister's quilt for awhile yesterday, but I just didn't really feel like doing very much. I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!