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May 14 th Mother’s DayΒ 

Today is not May 14 th, but what I’m writing about happened on this day . It was a very wonderful day ,for I enjoyed both my mother in law and my mom. One is 13 hrs driving timing and the other 10 1/2 hrs . Slim chance that it will happen again for one is 80 ,though in good health, my mom 76 not so much in good health, but that isn’t the important thing today.

Mom made a set of pillowcases for my son’s wedding and a pillowcase for each of the girls here at home yet.

Russell’s set ….more detail..

And this is what the girls looked like

It is just lovely embroidery, right? And it is lovely ,only there’s more to it than just lovely embroidery. Mom is totally blind in one eye,and very limited sight on the other side. Often one walks with her to guide her when she goes walking. So to do this she wears a magnifying glass around her neck with a very bright light over her work. It is a beautiful sight to see this beautiful old lady in a chair stitching away!!

Bet you had to go back to relook at that stitching.πŸ˜‰

Now back to my stitching as Russell’s quilt top needs to be finished this week.


ps.. daughter LouAnn framed hers … say it was to pretty to use as a pillowcase.


Nov, 7…vintage blocks,and an old wash stand

One of the items that I brought back home from Mom’s was an antique wash stand, made in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. It is a lovely piece of furniture 

A few years back I did a quilt top for a friend of Mom’s . She had embroidered blocks that she was going to threw away for she didn’t know what to do with them,when Mom told her to send them to me to see what I could come up with. Here is the top I did for Miss Pauline.

While I was up at Mom’s ,Miss Pauline ask if I would do another top for her. These blocks ,she said were her sister- in – law ,found among her mothers things. Here’s one of the six blocks…

She would like green in the top ,as she is fond of green. The rest is up to me as to what to do with 6 – 17.5 inch square blocks. So once again How do I showcase them …. I did some crude pattern outline …

Choose colors..

I chose a cream to go around the blocks for they are a little stained with old spots,with a off white tone caused by aging. I think the cream will blend the aging spots with the new fabric. At least I hoping.😊 I cut out a sample block to get all measurements right ,and to see if it will look alright. I like it.. do you?

I haven’t put together the nine patch corners yet. To give you more of an idea of the sashing between blocks I will use the same pattern as on this quilt .

While I’m waiting on the fabric that I ordered , back to finishing the other embroidered block top.

The nativity project… have fabrics scrapes picked out ,first block ready to work on.πŸ‘πŸ‘

Have a good week, Deb

Oct.3 Β Red embroidered blocks

I finally decided on the layout of the quilt that is to show off the red cross stitch blocks. At first I was going to put a sashing between them with a corner block. It didn’t make the blocks pop. So I did more searching for ideas. This picture gave me that light bulb moment.

So I started working on the block cuts and measurements. After two trial blocks I finally got the measurements spot on.

I started out with this color but soon discovered that I wasn’t going to have enough.

I need 75 blocks to complete this top, I now only have 17 done.

The cutting is all done and ready for sewing.

Some of the blocks laid out so you see the design better..

And oops, a blooper 😦

Off to find the seam ripper..πŸ˜„