My dear friend’s father passed away recently. She is so devastated by the loss.
He was her rock, her friend and she always smiled when she talked about him.
Her heart is full of sorrow, the wound so tender.
My words won’t make her feel better, it takes time, a long time to heal.
I wanted to do something for her, and all I could think of, was a heart shaped pillow that she could hug while watching television, or just placing it in a special place.
I’m calling it a comfort pillow.
The pillow is made of squares sewn together.
Then I cut a heart pattern from newspaper. I used it to cut the heart shape from the squares.
I’m hoping this heart pillow will comfort her in a small way.♥♥♥♥
Since this week on the 16th is Mexican Independence Day , I wanted to share a few of my favorite things.
Pan Dulce (Mexican pastry), is always a special treat for me and my family. It’s tasty and colorful.
I remember my mom sending my dad to buy some if she knew that we were having company.
Then we have menudo which is a soup made from tripe and hominy, it’s another favorite of mine, but many people get turned off because of the tripe.
Mexican pottery is something I collect. I especially like Talavera and vintage pottery. This blue nesting set of bowls was found at an estate sale and is vintage.
These bowls are hard to find and when you do find them, they can be quite pricey. This set was a great deal.
My favorite pottery is the Talavera. I love the blue and yellow, but I also have a red piece.
Even though I am a very Americanized Mexican, I do try to keep the traditions going for my children and grandchildren. It’s so important not to forget your heritage and be proud of it as well.♥♥♥♥
I remember waking up and turning on the TV to watch Good Morning America . They were showing an airplane crashing into a building and because I was still trying to wake up, I thought it was a preview of a new movie. And of course, tragically, it wasn’t.
I stayed glued to the television, watching and sometimes crying, and wondering why.
Many years later, we still wonder why some people are so evil.
There is no answer.
We still have to be on guard and still try to live our lives.
We will never forget that day, nor will the innocent people whose lives were taken away from them be absent from our minds.
About the fabric:
I can’t remember if I bought this piece of fabric before or after 9-11. But it was a small piece showing 3 or 4 different skylines. I would always display it in the library on 9-11.