I had taken a bit of a break from my blog. My daughter and her husband were visiting over Christmas and then right after we took off with the dogs and went camping in Quartzsite. I had hoped to blog a bit from there, but had internet issues. We got home middle of January and I started to sew daily. I was able to get the swap blocks on my design wall sewn together.
I finished the top on January 21, 2018. I posted a photograph on my Facebook page and had a lot of wahoo's. It was later that evening I got a phone call that my Father had died suddenly. Wow. I am still reeling from the news. Dad had seen my post via a friend and had told her it was really cool. My Dad had a lot of adventure in his life. He and my mother emigrated to the USA from Germany in 1956. They settled in Utah and had 3 children. They moved to the San Juan Islands in Washington State in the 80's and sailed for 10 years. Then they moved to St. George Utah. They traveled all over in a trailer and did the Snow Bird thing. In the mid 60's they had bought a lot at Bear Lake, which is on the border of Utah and Idaho. Dad built an A-Frame cabin. My siblings and I grew up there. Many fond memories. For long time, my parents would spend Spring and Fall in St. George, the Summer at the cabin and then travel to Arizona and Mexico for the Winter. We lost Mom in 2006. We lost my older brother, Tom, in 2011. And 12 days ago we lost Dad. 6 days short of his 86th birthday. My sister and I are left behind to pick up the pieces of our family. My Dad had a conversation with my husband the week before he died. He said that he had no regrets. I can find comfort in that statement.