Byron's Life

posted by chocake2
Wed, Oct 27 2010


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My brother comishioned me to make this for our Uncle who was suffering from Parkenson's desease. He had been a Heuy pilot during hte Vietnam war. His great pleasure in life was fly fishing, so I combined his interests into this lap quilt. I mailed it to my aunt, only to learn that he died 2 days after recieving it.  I regret that I didn't sew faster.I don't know if he ever even saw it... but his family displayed it on the pulpit during his funeral and my cousins all swear that when they think of their father, the image I made is what they feel.  I guess I didn't fail completely if it brings them comfort.

 

Edit: I had originally typed "He died 2 days before his death".... now how anyone could manage that is beyond me! That's what I get for trying to write while the kids are jabbering at me. LOL Oh well..it's fixed now.  *Blush*

Comments

Nana wrote re: Byron's Life
on Wed, Oct 27 2010 8:30 PM

CC this is so beautiful and the memories it will inspire are well worth the work.  I feel sure your uncle sees his quilt with better eyes than ever before.

Kris wrote re: Byron's Life
on Wed, Oct 27 2010 11:08 PM

Beautiful tribute to your uncle Chocake.

Stephanie wrote re: Byron's Life
on Thu, Oct 28 2010 11:41 AM

Beautiful quilt and sentiment.

gini wrote re: Byron's Life
on Thu, Oct 28 2010 9:54 PM

beautiful quilt, i'm sure your uncle is admiring it from above    gini

Lola M wrote re: Byron's Life
on Mon, Nov 15 2010 11:07 PM

What a wonderful tribute and a beautiful quilt.  You are a very talented quilter and designer.  I am glad to read that you also teach and are able to pass your passion on to your children.  I have a 5 year olld grandson who loves fabric, sewing and ironing, so I hope to share my love of quilting with him, as my mother and grandmother did with me.

Edna wrote re: Byron's Life
on Sun, Dec 19 2010 10:26 PM

Loving your beautiful appliqued quilt.

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Byron's Life
on Mon, May 30 2011 10:07 PM

Very touching CC.  What a nice memory for them

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