This week, I have some pressing projects to be tackled. I haven't started my mobile yet for Elsie Marley's mobile swap (although I do know what I'm going to make, the design is done), but before that, there are cushion covers to make.
The design for the original flower garden cushion comes from the one I made for my Mum last christmas. There is a story behind this design, a very personal story, which I didn't share at the time...,
...the three hearts within the appliqued band represent her three children, the seeds she has planted. The buttons and flowers growing above are for her nine grandchildren, all at different stages in their lives. The heart button towards the top, is for Lilly.
Lilly was my youngest brother and his partners second daughter. Sadly, she died 31 weeks into the pregnancy, and was born an angel two days later.
It is experiences like this, that shape who we are and help us know where place any future unsettling events. On a scale of one to ten as to what is really important in life, flickr, and other things that have cropped up this week, are a zero.
(Just to lighten the mood, I don't do serious very well, I'm typing this while my son is shooting foam discs at me, I think I'm meant to be Power Ranger 'Pink'!)