A few months ago, March to April to be exact, Sara R began a Community Quilt for Clytemnestra. I received it in June 2.
I sent a message to Sara R. saying I had received it, but I didn't open it. Not for lack of desire but because our house was in a tumult. My eldest son had moved back to MA from CO and was staying with us for 3 weeks until he found an apartment. I didn't want the quilt to get mixed up in the chaos. So it sat in the box and waited.
After that it sat some more because I decided that I wanted my new (and first) granddaughter/grandchild to have the honor of being the first one wrapped in my quilt. We were going to Denver, July 5 for her up coming baptism.
July 6, Amelia* is wrapped in my quilt. (and you all get see my (then) 6 week old granddaughter, kossack tattooedliberal's daughter)
July 2 our beloved 16 year old cat "Beauty" disappeared in the forest she loved and we haven't seen her since (while my husband and I were in Denver, two of our sons were home, hoping she would find her way back).
A few days ago while I was on the computer I swore I felt her rub up against my leg. While others in this house dismissed it as a "draft," there has never been a draft at that level in that room, nor was there a draft in the house. Take it for what you will.
One of the last pictures I have Beauty (not for lack of trying, but she'd always move). Here she had just rolled over and glared at me, annoyed that I disturbed her rest - I was cleaning/sorting.
Thank you again.
I'm sorry this took so long to write.