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Life has definitely taken me to places I never thought I would go to....but nothing more exciting than where I am right now! Welcome to my world...


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Lost but found... How we spent our Thanksgiving vacation.....























I thought I had lost my digital camera...but lo and behold....this AM as I tried to do a quick clean between quilts...there it was under some trimmed batting. Maybe that is where my other lost things can be found???? May need to do a deep clean as soon as I finish up my Christmas rush. Almost caught up with that .Thanksgiving was a quick trip up to Tennessee for time with DD and the Wee One. He kept Grandbob and Honey busy, and of course we had to peruse every sale ad to see if we had to venture out in the wee hours of the morning. DD and I didn't get up until 6...then we went to a few places but not any place that was terribly crazy. I splurged on some new rubber mats for beneath my machine. They are so great on the feet. The very vintage quilt and the wonderful young vet student holding it...is such a wonderful story...I felt I had to share. Her very dearest friend' mother passed away when she was quite young...and she is having difficulty adjusting to her father's new person in his life. So this darling girl bought a vintage quilt, and had me quilt it for her, then she has added photos of her friend with her mother in theplain blocks. Hoping that this will assist her friend with her grief. I acutally cried when she told me the story. What a thoughtful friend Jenny is. I wish I had a photo of the "After" the photos had been added. But I am certain it will be cherished. I have been busy, since just before Thanksgiving, finished a Christmas table topper for my sister, and a Bargello for my friend. Then I put on this UFO.... for the third time.... to finally finish up the white sections. It seemed that every time I put in on my machine, I would get several quilts that needed to be done right away. So it would come back off.I wanted to try something new.
But the nice thing is that I can see some improvement on my quilting. The white sections...are just a practice of a non marked ...meandering kind of formal feathering. I really enjoyed doing it.... very freeing. I also did a few more customer quilts...love this Block of the month that I had the pleasure of doing. I also did two sweet little ones... that I feel like i had to share.

the last little one is a donation quilt for the Sheriff's dept. We provide them to ride along in the Sheriff's cars, so that if a child needs something for comfort, they can wrap up in something. I loved the Moda fabric my friend used. I wish you could see the quilting.... it is a swirl vine.... then feather bumps in the border.

8 comments:

Needled Mom said...

What a touching story! That is a true friend.

Your quilts are lovely. I really like the meandering feather pattern that you show.

Glad that you found your camera as I would hate to miss those photos.

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

What a nice story about the quilt...that is so thoughtful. :)

What is your secret to such gorgeous feathers? I was just practicing some this evening and I just can't seem to find a method that works for me!

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

Those feathers do look excellent.

Micki said...

What a lovely post! Your quilts are also so pretty!
Micki

Karan said...

More fabulous pics.... so glad you found that camera! :0)
What a thoughtful thing for her to do for her friend - am sure it will be a much loved & cherished gift. :0)
Love all the quilts. :0)

Melissa said...

They are all so nice. Love your tree, too!

Libby said...

What a wonderful story - a treasure for sure *s*

karencameron said...

I found your sight as I was doing a little research for a Bible study lecture having to do with Lost and Found. I do sew and have sewn blankets, clothing, etc. but have not quilted. Your quilts are wonderful. Alot of work and love has gone into them. Thank goodness for finding that camera, we get to enjoy.
I have to tell you though, I was very impressed with all your music. It is ALL the songs my husband and I (of 30 years) listen to, including the Christian ones. Love the mix. We have music on in our home most the time. Our children have come to appreciate the mix and now have an eclectic style themselves, but find alot of their music is what they have been raised on.
Thanks for sharing your story.
Karen Cameron