Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dia De Los Muertos - Dia De Bloglandia

Welcome intrepid travelers from the Dia De Bloglandia party co-hosted by the talented Rebecca of Recuerada Mi Corazon and Stephanie of Mango Studio.

Today I depart from the tales of the peepling quilts and reflect on Dia De Los Muertos, Day of the Dead also known, among other titles, as the Feast of All Saints and All Souls.  Queenie first learned of this holiday while still a theatre gypsy living for a short time in the land of enchantment, New Mexico.  The more Queenie learned about it the more I fell in love with this beautiful holiday.  In a nut shell it is the celebration and commemoration of those who have passed on before us through the veil to eternity.  

Today I remember Honey Man’s Mother, Olga who passed through the veil in the early morning of Thursday, October 27, 2011, after a ten year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  She was a beloved daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.  She loved cooking, gardening, golf and most especially her family.

About two months ago Honey Man’s family asked that Queenie create some sort of covering for Olga’s urn for when the time came.  After much thought, prayer and meditation I created this quilted box.

Queenie lovingly collected an assortment of flower print fabrics in the colors Olga enjoyed

The quilt piecing is in the rich style of a crazy quilt a form of quilting which layers with decorative embroidery and trim… The many roles this lovely lady lived

A crown of collected treasure sits atop… Children and their children the jewels of this mother’s crown

Inside awaits Our Lady who embraces those passed and lovingly holds those who remain

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for Honey Man and his family as they lay to rest a beloved daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace.

Always, Queenie Believe


Gloria said...

Oh this is so precious and beautiful. What a beautiful box you have created for her urn, lovingly made. All her pictures how how much love she had in her, but the last picture of her with her gently and lovingly holding her doggie really shows what a beautiful woman she was. Thank you so much for sharing.Beautiful tribute, my best to you.

foxysue said...

Soft gentle loving hands Queenie crafting a place for her loved one's urn.

Bless you for your loving kindness,

Sue x

Roz Cawley said...

Olga's photographs show a striking face bursting with personality, the lines and living of the years are utterly beautiful - as is the lovely quilted container that you made in tribute to her. How wonderful.
Thank you so very much for sharing these thoughts and images.
Warm wishes from England. x

La Llorona Studio said...

Your quilted box is such a special tribute to Honey, thank you for sharing her with us.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

What a memorable quilted container you made for Olga. I second, "Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace." Since she just passed last week, perhaps today is the day Honey Man and his family are remembering her. Thanks so much for sharing this.

Linda in New Mexico said...

This heart creation speaks volumes not only about your love for Honey Man's Mom but also of your heart and the loving kindness therein. Bless you. Oma Linda

Stephanie said...

What a very beautiful tribute you have created here. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I add my Amen to yours. Always. Forever.

The Veil Is Thin

Dawn Elliott said...

What a beautiful quilted box you created for Olga...thank you for sharing this lovely tribute.

rebecca said...

dear sweet queenie,
your loss is so recent and for that i thank you for leading the way in honoring our loved ones now gone. your tribute is stunning, love in every stitch.
thank you for your strength, belief, faith. i loved there words..." Our Lady who embraces those passed and lovingly holds those who remain".
being here with you in the light of such endearing love strengthens me and i thank you.

teresamnj said...

What a beautiful tribute. Your quilted box is beyond gorgeous, and a wonderful memorial for your dear mother-in-law.

rochambeau said...

Dear Queenie,
You are a special soul to create this magical box for Olga!! Will say a prayer now for honey man and you!!


lk moonwood said...

Dear Queenie, What a beautiful tribute! How wonderful that the family asked you to make the urn covering box - you made it so special and sweet, and one can tell from the photos that Olga must certainly love it and all the sentiment that went into making it.
xoxo lulu

Julie said...

Hi Queenie-nice to meet you. This is a BEAUTIFUL box...really fantastic! I think it is a treasure for sure.

Heather @ girlichef.com said...

Such a beautiful post...you brought a tear to my eye. The quilted box is so lovely :)

Ascender Rises Above ! said...

Oh this is such a nice idea; I am sure Olga is looking down and smiling. Jacque

Maria said...

Beautiful post. Simply beautiful. What a treasure!

Mina said...

Such a beautiful tribute to an equally beautiful woman. Blessings to you and yours. Mina

Billy and Katie said...

Guin, I love this... and I love how you write. Your blog is a fun read! Our blog is: http://billyandkatie.blogspot.com

Bohemian said...

The Quilt Box is a lovely tribute to your Mother-In-Law. Love the Virgin of Guadalupe Image on the interior.

I too enjoy Celebrating Dia de los Muertos. This year I attended the Desert Botanical Garden's Celebration of it, a great time.

Dawn... The Bohemian

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