For the families, this must be an unspeakably horrible time for them. For me it is a tragedy for several reasons. This happened just one block away from the family cottage which is my most favorite place in the world. It is where I spent every summer, played with cousins and had idyllic summers. And of course Winona was where I got my first kiss. Since I married and had 2 children, I have taken them to visit every summer too. I have had a full life, Winona Lake was such an important part of it. This young woman will never have the experiences I have had at Winona, nor will she have a full life. Since September I've wrestled with needing to do something about this awful accident. So in October I began making a quilt.
This quilt should include the name of the street, "Esplanade"; include a hammock, show the lake and moonlight, and what about the tree that fell over? There should be stars in the sky. I have worked and worked, and struggled with this piece. I am thinking that perhaps it shouldn't be finished.
I'm not pleased with how the street sign looks, so I made it bigger, smaller, taller etc. and nothing seemed to please me. So I removed it and started on something that I knew would work: a tree that also created the right hand border.
|The strip of light blue fabric on upper left is hand painted was made for stars that lighted the sky.|
I'm not happy with the hammock. How should it be pictured? In a wad on the ground, like a real hammock, or something else?
More to come............................................................