Cora Blu-Memories

Memories.

We all have those that stay with us and we can recall without much thought. Other memories show up seemingly out of the blue and those send you flipping through the photo albums for all the old pictures.

The gray corduroy are my fathers. See the plaid shirt with the paint, that's the clean around the house shirt.

The gray corduroy are my fathers. See the plaid shirt with the paint, that’s the clean around the house shirt.

Well years ago, when my father-in-law died,  my mother-in-law gave my husband a ton of his father’s clothes. I’ve known my father-in-law since I was five years old so many of those items held memories for me as well.  Sadly now, my girls would never really know their grandfather especially since they had retired to Arizona.  Our two girls at the time were 6yrs and 15 mnths.

Going through the clothes my husband and I had a good time as the memories surfaced with each item we laid out over the table. It was surprising to see how many blazers had similar prints as my husbands.

Needing to find the best way to not lose those memories we decided to make a memory quilt out of some of the more special items.

This led to me getting material from my father and husband to start the quilt. I finally made three as we had another daughter years later.  My father died eight years ago April 25th and seeing the quilt with his plaid shirt squares that he’d cut the grass made me laugh instead of cry.

So now I’m collecting more material for more memories, but I’m certain my girls will appreciate the memories that the material conjures up for them.

Now with all that said, you know why my stories highlight family. How do you remember those in your life?

Love to hear your thoughts as I’m a scrapbooker also.

Sincerely, Cora Blu.

To Contest or Not

 

The other day I asked for feedback on finishing the quilt with “Dagger’s” book cover and feedback on Blade.

dagger quilt in pieces

As I’m not seeing any responses, I’ll set the quilt aside. It’s a lot of work and I thought a reader might like to have it. The trend appears to be in free book give-a-ways, but I felt my readers deserved better than that as they already have the books.

This is not the latest picture of the quilt, just the one I had loaded.

With everyone being so busy, I’d rather not spend the time on a contest where there’s no participants.

I have a few commitments to fulfill for a golf tournament this summer, which I’m excited about, then I’m back in the cave. 

Have a great weekend, a safe day and keep on reading. 

Sincerely, Cora Blu

 

 

 

 

If any of my readers have read “Blade,” and have positive feedback, I would love to know what you think.

Many of you have seen the quilt I started of the cover of Dagger Book I.

I’m trying to decide if I should finish the quilt for a contest or set it aside. The contest will be about Blade, if I run it, so you’ll need to know the story.    

Please email me at [email protected]

Looking forward to your feedback

Sincerely, Cora Blu

Blade (2)