This week would of been my Son's 33rd Birthday. Danny passed away suddenly on Dec 12th, 2010. His heart just stopped beating. He was to be married in April of 2011, to the love of his life.
Danny was an amazing person and gifted artist. During the past year, my world seemed to be rocked completely of it's axis.
At the time of my Son's death my wonderful Husband was recovering from a near fatal motorcycle accident.
During the past year, I needed something to help me deal with the stress. I needed something to occupy my mind and hands. So I dragged out the old sewing machine and dusted it off. I set it up on the dinning room table. My Husband was in a Wheelchair so I needed to be close by if he needed me.
I started sewing tears into stitches.
I wanted to create something in memory of my Son, I wanted to create something that would give comfort. I had heard of memory quilts. I knew how to sew but I had never quilted. I thought a quilt is like a hug and Dan gave the best bear hugs. I did my research on the Internet and found all these wonderful blogs and tutorials. I made lots of different block designs and more mistakes than I can count.
DanNy Boy Quilts was created. In the past year, I have made 15 quilts, each one made with love and hand stitched in the corner of every one is a "hug". I think my son would be proud.