Garlic, Gilroy, and Good Times
|Mom with her prize winning garlic braid|
I am especially pleased with the “how to grow garlic” block. Learning from my nervous beginner experience, I have decided not to trim that block just yet.
|Garlic block number one.|
|Untrimmed "How to Grow Garlic", lots of little pieces.|
"What garlic is to food, insanity is to art."
- Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Love Your Ocean
|Love Your Ocean.|
|Mom at 73... barefoot in the sand in Costa Rica.|
Some More Things Learned...
Four blocks completed, each tiny piece of fabric individually measured and marked and carefully cut along a thin pencil line while going cross-eyed. I know there’s a better way, better tools... something to do with a rotary cutter. Note to self: get whatever those tools are before going bonkers.
As I Cut and Sew...
... remembering and grieving, and sometimes I cry, listening to some of the music I played during her last few days... looking through photos to find her in that particular shirt, at that particular time and place. But then, more often, I smile... because my mother would love that I am doing this, she would get it, chiding and teasing me for using those old stained shirts but understanding and appreciating it all the same.
A shared vision. The art of healing.