It's been a while, so I'm making my mom a new quilt.
Big bear's paws in shades of white on a creamy yellow woven background. The centers of each "paw" were bee blocks from my month in the 15 Minutes Play bee from 2011(!). This quilt was started shortly after but shelved when I got tired of trimming the triangles, or maybe because bigger projects like finishing grad school, starting to teach again, and then writing a book just ate up all of my time.
They say time flies once you have kids, and I didn't believe it at first, but now.. woah. I'm glad I asked the bee participants to date their blocks, and I'm even more glad that they finally made it into a finished quilt top, albeit 3+ years later.
I wonder how my mom feels. Today is her birthday and while today I can't imagine being her age, I'm sure it will be here before I know it. Mom, I'm sorry we're not together today, but we'll be there for a visit very very soon. Fingers crossed that this is quilted and bound by then. Happy Birthday!!!