My quilts are a dedication to the memory of my Son. I miss you my Danny Boy. Every Quilt is made with Love. Every stitch contains a teardrop. Every quilt gives the gift of a Hug.

Saturday, 14 January 2012


I am a firm believer in time. In every room in my home there is a clock or two or maybe three. I love clocks and have always been fascinated with time or should I say a moment in time. Every clock was wound once and when it stopped that is where the hands remained. It was to remind me of the moment. To be in the moment. In that moment a baby was born, a couple were married, a loved one passed away, a celebration in life took place or maybe someone laughed or sadly cried . In that moment someones life changed for all time.

In the past months I have heard the word "time" spoken in many ways. Yesterday I was reminded of this again when someone said to me remember to "take time for yourself". I smiled and said I would try to make time. I did not explain that there wasn't anytime. That these were desperate times.

I have heard the expression. It was his time, give it time, time heals all wounds, time will tell.

Time is not something we can take, make or create or even save. Time slips away. Time is something we should savour, every second that we have, every moment. Simply because we do not know when our time will run out. There will be a time when there is no time.

So enjoy your time, this is the time of your life, I wish I had of had more time with my Son. What I have learned during these hard times. Time is a gift, a present. Don't waste time. the time is now. Tell the people you care about that you love them, make those calls, forgive and forget, tell your children how proud you are of them.

To all of you who are reading along, Thank you for your time. I love all your comments and read each one. If I have not responded to someone, I am sorry, I really am not ignoring you. It's just that my time is not my own these days. Please remember that YOU brighten my day. I hope you like the picture of my Son and a few of the quilts I have completed plus of course a Hug to be shared with all of you.



debi said...

My Dad died in 2008 and still every couple months I have a mini melt down....then, I'm comforted by the knowledge that where he is now, I wouldn't want him to leave it to return to me. I was so fortunate to have him in my life.... He is now in a perfect place! I miss him everyday and I am thankful I have the promise that I will be with him again.

Loved your message on time :-)


Barb said...

Once again, I enjoyed your reflective post.

Angie said...

I am delighted to have found your blog! My heart breaks for you and your family during such a long stretch of sorrow and worry. This post about 'time' really resonated with me. Thank you. Sending quilted hugs to wrap you in.

Madame Samm said...

Hello my dear...and this is beautiful...I sew understand more than you know...Perhaps what I have come to realize is that each moment we spend with those we love are memories that hug us, keep us warm, dries our tears when we need it most.
Lovely post!

My Sister Made Me Do It said...

b, somehow I find it significant that you began posting on January 1st.......and also maybe significant is this post about time.......scripture says "there is a time for every purpose..."
...perhaps this was the time for you to begin your healing.........Blessings, Ida

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

**big sighs**

first of all, thank you for sharing your heart. yes, kim was right, we needed to link up. b, i know - so know - what you are going through. some say time heals - i don't know. i just know that someday we will all have answers to the why's and that we can see our beautiful sons again.

please feel free to email me @

kim, daisy cottage blog, gave me wonderful advice after losing jordan. she said, "you are breathing for jordan now." so when i get to feeling like i cannot breathe, i remember her words. b, you are breathing for danny now....and remember this, he is always with you.


Michelle said...

That's such a beautiful post. I spend a lot of my days trying to ignore the clock because it always feels like the day is ticking away towards a deadline.

You've got me thinking differently about time today. Thanks!

Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

A lovely, thought provoking post...thank you so much for calling by my blog lovely to have found you...
Susan x

Melanie said...

Hi "B" ~ I saw your comment on Brenda's blog (Little Blue House)and read that you lost a did I. I unexpectedly lost my precious Philip (age 21) on Sept. 25, 2009. So, I am one of those that can honestly say, "I know how you feel". As you know, a parent should never have to bury a child. I am so sorry for your loss. How wonderful that you are quilting in memory of your son.

Hugs and blessings to you,