Friday, July 27, 2012

Memories of my Mom

My dear Mother Ruth, passed away last Friday, July 20, 2012.  Finally I am ready to at least re-post some of the memory quilts that I made for her.  My last name, Ruthsdottir, was adopted to honor my Mom.  She did feel special and very honored.  That makes me feel very good.

News paper clipping about one of my Mom's swimming feats.

Here are some quilts and links that relate to my Mom.

She's a Star
This is the first 'real' quilt that I made.  She loved it and it was always hung where ever she was staying.  If you wish to know more of the story behind this quilt, click here

or here for details which tell a bit about Mom's story


Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
This is about Mom seeing a new granddaughter for the first time.

Angles have no wings

Mom said she felt alone in the nursing home so I made her this little angle hanging with bells.  At the slightest breeze the bells softly ring.  It seemed to comfort her.

These are some memories or a response to Mom, that I have fashioned in fabric.

Here is a link to her on-line obituary.


Anglers Rest said...

I am very sorry to read of your loss. The quilt is lovely, and thank you for sharing it. It is a lovely way to pay tribute to your Mum.

Marti said...

Dear Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot begin to imagine your pain, I mourned the loss or lack of a mother years ago in an entirely different manner. To lose someone so special to you as your mom must is incomparable. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Please call me when you are ready to talk. xoxo marti

norma said...

My sympathy, Ann. No mater how old or how sick, it's always hard to lose you mother. Your quilts are a lovely tribute to her. I still miss my mom who died 14 years ago.

Madeline said...

Ann, I am so sorry to hear you lost your mother. That's something I don't think we are ever ready for. I lost mine at age 94, just months before her 95th birthday. I love the idea of the angel you made for her room. It's such a good idea, I may make one for a friend of mine.

Take care.

Madeline Hawley