Storm at Sea quilt, made in 1982
The following journal text was written in 1998
April and I have gone swimming twice today. The first time the sky and the water were the exact same colour, wonderful hazy blues that melted together. Swimming in that blue made me feel like an angel. Flying slowly, calmly.Now at 4:00 pm the clouds over Killarny have a pink tinge and the sky is slightly lighter, perhaps a purer blue than the water.
April in her shocking pink bathing suit made a beautiful contrast and the clouds looked as if they were reflecting her beauty. I wished I had a camera when I treaded water below her, she on the swimming dock, bending over the ladder, the reflections of the water flickering over her. Surrounded by blue sky with no horizon.
April wasn't even born when this quilt was made.