> Here are the promised photos of the blue and white quilt. I discover
> the first pieces were stitched on 25th July 2002. It was ready to
> quilt in reasonable time, but crisis following trauma at home and the
> quilting has taken forever, it seems.
> I did some on a full size frame and then took it about with me when I
> needed something to do whilst waiting in various places. It's been
> lost between Chicago and Edmonton, accompanied me to Police Stations
> and Hospitals, and been on trains, boats and buses.
> So, I suppose the name I have to give it is, "Per aspera, ad astra."
> a quotation from various sources, meaning 'Through difficulties
> (adversities) to the stars."
> Now it is finished, I can only hope that it puts the tin lid on the
> rest of our troubles. We've had enough. It is, however, no longer
> down as, "I'll finish that quilt if it is the last thing I ever do."
> BTW, I've signed it with a pima pen Nel Eyre 2009. No name, no
> label. If I decide to throw it in the local craft fair, I can add
> whatever's necessary according to the prevailing rules.
> (Gadget Queen)
it, in spite of what sounds like some truly horrendous events in your
life (as you allude to in your post). You've chosen the perfect name
for it, imo.
Michelle in Nevada