This block is in memory of my father’s cousin, Amelie Dalier (82) and Amelie’s niece, Sandra Richard (58). They drowned together as the flood waters consumed the first floor apartment that they shared on Cleveland Avenue in Mid-City. In their obituary it states that despite urgings by family and friends to leave the city, they decided instead to stick it out as neither one owned a car so evacuation would be difficult.
Claire Dalier, Amelie’s sister-in-law recalled Amelie saying, “The good Lord is going to take care of us.”
Amelie’s words are the inspiration for this block. In thinking about the block, I wanted to illustrate Amelie and Sandra rising from the flood waters of New Orleans into heaven and ultimately into the arms of the good Lord whom, I am certain, is taking care of them for eternity.
I am a stay-at-home mom who is also a quilt artist. I have a cute little etsy store http://bybethstudio.etsy.com that I really enjoy. I am a New Orleans native and I donate 10% of my sales to continued Katrina recovery efforts in the area. I taught elementary school for a total of 11 years in New Orleans and in Texas. I have had many miracles in my life and hope you enjoy reading about what goes on in my head during the days at home.
I am a horrible speller and and even worse typer. Add those 2 items to the fact that I usually get on-line late at night when my daughter is sleeping and well, let's just say my english teacher law review editor lawyer mom would be kept pretty busy editing my blog... (oh well!)