Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How's This for a Hug?

My friends tirane and Mimi made this hug quilt for me to wrap in and comfort me over the passing of my husband. It is hard to believe it has been two months already.

If you look closely at the backing you will see the word friends quilted in amongst the pebble path to signify friends being there through the path of life and it's trials and tribulations.

The close up is to show you the daisy motif tirane used to quilt it. She knows I love daisies.

















Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Another Finish

I finished weaving in the loose ends a few weeks ago but failed to show the completed item. You can see the scalloped edging I added to it. The front and back do not look the same. It is because I only crocheted the blue in the front loop on one side. I love it!




























Sunday, September 25, 2011

I sewed!!


The last thing I remember sewing was the binding on my Mother's quilt. Maybe I sewed a little on my denim and flannel blocks too. But with everything going on since March I know that my sewing machine and I have not been close.



My daughter asked me to make her a "Hello Kitty" fleece blanket. I told her go find the fleece and call me and I will buy it and make the blanket. She found it in record time and even came and got me to take me to buy it.



I had made a fleece blanket for my neighbor Kelly some time ago. Last year while she was helping me and took my son to the hospital for a stay (she stayed too) her blanket went missing. I called her and asked her to go look at fleece with us. She had a piece that her daughter Amanda had bought and needed a coordinating piece. She went with us and found what she was looking for.



That was last night. Kelly took all the fleece to her house and washed it and we had a sewing date today. 3 hours later we had the two blankets below and some big smiles. This effort will put a smile on my face too because I was pushed to find all my sewing paraphenalia in order to accomplish this mission. Now that I know where it is I can get sewing again for myself!




















Friday, September 23, 2011