ST&D: Till minne av vår mamma

Today, I received Gun’s squishy envelope for the Signed, Tealed & Delivered quilt.

She’s made three beautiful blocks, two envelopes and a postcard. With it, there was a lovely letter, and I don’t mind telling you it made me cry a bit. Let me tell you why.

This quilt is dedicated to Barbro, Gun’s mother, whom she and her sister Monica lost to ovarian cancer in 2009. So you see, Gun also has a special reason to work on the quilts for Ovarian Cancer Australia.

In her letter, Gun explained that her mama had loved bluebells, so she was delighted to find a paper piecing design of bluebells, which she carefully scaled down for the front of the postcard. The back of her postcard is beautifully embroidered with a Swedish stamp and a special message, which translates to read:

Love you, miss you   |   In memory
Gun and Monica        |   of our Mamma

I’m honoured to be working with such a special piece of creative work, and to dedicate this quilt to a mother who was so greatly loved and is so greatly missed.

För Barbro: till minne av vår mamma…  

In honour of all our mothers, and loved ones lost.

 

29 thoughts on “ST&D: Till minne av vår mamma

  1. elaine says:

    Beautiful ~ ♡

  2. That’s a beautiful story, and beautiful stitching ❤

  3. magpiesue says:

    Awww.
    Now I need a tissue. Thanks for putting these quilts together Kate. ❤

  4. oh, what a lovely block, containing a lovely sentiment

    • katechiconi says:

      It is lovely, but the letter is incredibly touching and beautiful. It’s too personal to share with everyone, but I wanted somehow to express the sentiments it contains, and pay tribute to a woman who generated such warm and positive emotions, and such a kind and generous daughter…

  5. nanacathy2 says:

    Oh my, this is what your project is about. I wish I could help.

  6. kathyreeves says:

    I’m all teary now, too! Beautiful words and beautiful blocks!

  7. Those are beautiful squares and she’s added so much love to them. I hope the person that receives the quilt will feel all the love going into it from all of you. Thank you for sharing this. P. S. Do you know where Ms. C is? Worried.

    • katechiconi says:

      Thank you Marlene, I believe they will feel the love. And I’m worried about Miss C too, it’s been 5 days, but perhaps she’s flat out selling hogs and buying new rims and tyres for the truck… Or her internet’s down. Or the power is out, or an animal is sick. I refuse to believe anything scarier. She is a superwoman and no evil can touch her.

  8. craftycreeky says:

    Beautiful words and beautiful blocks!

  9. Lynda says:

    Truly beautiful work and the sentiment included was so touching.

  10. rutigt says:

    Thank you Kate for your kind words and a big hug to everyone who comment on this post!

  11. Beautiful. This quilt will carry with it so much love, connection and wonderful stories.
    I’m working on my ‘postcard’ again today – never done anything like this before and it is nerve wracking! Always good to push oneself out of the comfort zone now and again of course – I think! Eeek!

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