Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Calendar for 2012 and a sad Goodbye

Hi and welcome to 2012!
It was maybe a year ago when my friend Vero from Born to Quilt in France
asked me if I'd like to contribute a pattern for a 2012 calendar,
along with a few other designers.
Well, yeah!
This was the amazing result.
We each designed a placemat and a coaster.
The designers are Lynette Anderson from Australia,
Veronique Requena from France,
Polly Minick from the USA,
and Renee Plains, also from the USA.
(I can't believe I'm in such amazing company!)
Can you guess which one is mine?
If you chose this one, you're right!
I'm Miss September.
And here's my placemat for October.
We also each submitted a favourite recipe.
Here's a sneak peek at January.
I have a few left that I'd like to sell for $10 each plus shipping.
They measure 15" x 22" and are printed on very high-quality paper.
Here's the catch--everything is in FRENCH,
including the pattern and recipe instructions.
But if you want a gorgeous calendar to look at, just email me.
First come, first served.

Christmas 2011 was very difficult.
My amazing, beautiful mom passed away unexpectedly on December 24th,
at the age of 82.
In her life she made thousands of baby blankets and diapers to be sent to children overseas,
and with each one she said a prayer for the child who would receive it.
She left a wonderful legacy but I love and miss her so much.


  1. Cheryl,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mom and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  2. Cheryl, your calendar is beautiful but more beautiful is your mom. wow. She sounds like a very dear, kind and giving person. Your were very blessed to have her. you are in my prayers.

  3. oh Cheryl!
    I am so sorry for your loss :-(
    It is very difficult to loose any loved one, even worse at Christmas. It was very difficult for my MIL when she lost her mom on Dec 15
    Your mom was a wonderful person and she will be missed by many!
    Here's a hug! Take care, Leslie

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Such a painful thing - especially when it's unexpected. Many years ago when my Grandma died at Christmas time a person made the comment about how wonderful that she died at Christmas because the gates of heaven are open at Christmas. It took a little thinking for that to help, but eventually it did. Bless your Mom for her work with children she didn't even know! A special angel for sure. Blessings to you as you work through your loss.

  5. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know your pain, I lost my Mother 7yrs ago on December 30th. My Mother died unexpectedly and the hurt is undescribable! Hold your memories close to your heart and know you will see her again. I hope you find peace in your heart while missing your Mother. God Bless!

  6. Cheryl,
    so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. may you find yourself surrounded by the love and support of others on the difficult days. It sounds like she was a very special lady who gave much to the lives of others.
    With sincere condolences.
    A quilter from Western Canada,

  7. Hi Cheryl
    I'm so very sorry you lost your Mom. Ther are just no words.

    For those of you that are wondering about the calender, It truely is BEAUTIFUL! I was gifted one by a very sweet lady. :) The paper it's printed on is like touching a silky homespun. Being written in French just makes it more beautiful. I have Cheryl's design started.
    Thanks Cheryl!


  8. So sorry you lost your Mom Cheryl. Very sad.

    For those who are thinking of the calender. It's just BEAUTIFUL! A very sweet lady gave me one. The paper it is printed on feels like silky homespun. The designs are delightful and I have started Miss September's design. Love a nice house! And being written in French just makes it more beautiful.

    Thanks Cheryl!

  9. I am sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My mother is the same age and it is a very precious thing to lose. Wishing you many fond memories that never fade...

    The calendar is lovely!

  10. I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom and for your pain in missing her. I lost my Dad in February and it's been a struggle since. He was 80. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I give you light and peace.....


  11. oh....I am so sorry!!
    Christmas will never be the same.....
    However her energy will carry you on...

  12. Thank you all for your kind comments, thoughts, and prayers. You're the best.

  13. Time passes quickly and the hurt goes away while the heart heals. Thankfully the love remains. Hoping you are finding peace.