It's cool to go back and see what I've done and who for and why!!
There's my Sun Bonnet Sue page. I'm one of those Sue haters.
But my club had an exchange of blocks throughout one year, and so I recorded my Sues. If I was gonna do one, it had to be fun!! :-D My favorite is the Black and White Sue -- mine looks like little Amish ladies discussing a quilt. And since I didn't win the block exchange that month, I have a record of the block I did!
I like doing funky photographic angles and showing the backs of my quilts (for the record, though, I'm a terrible photographer. I have to take ten pics to get one good one! LOL).
I did a Christmas Star with Thimbleberries fabrics on the front and a VIP print on the back that I got at Walmart back in the day for $1 a yard!! I recorded the price in my journal! How cool is that!
I made a "whole cloth" quilt for my mom. She loved a particular fabric and wanted a whole cloth quilt made out of it, so I complied...I wrote the story in my journal that Christmas:
"Mom had this large scale floral and she was determined for me to use it in a quilt because she thought it was so pretty. So she passed it off to me and started dropping hints about Christmas!...She asked for very thin batting (I used Hobbs Thermore, 1/16" loft!), so the quilt folded up into a compact package in spite of being a full-sized bedspread.
When I took her gift in to her at Christmas, her face fell. "So, no quilt, huh?" Then she opened her gift and was both thrilled and surprised!! :-)"
My mom passed away the following May, so that record of our last Christmas together is very, very precious to me!! As is her (not my taste! LOL) quilt.
I was also able to record the international adoption of my nephews:
The quilt show (local -- I'm not that good! LOL) where I won "Best Hand Quilted" (and my Mom went with me, just two weeks before she passed!)...
And the quilt I made for the leaders of the Youth Group my daughter Emily and my son Sam were a part of.
How precious they are to me!! Especially now that Sam has also passed away.
Last month, Madame Samm did me the unparalled kindness of allowing my guest post here at Stash Manicure and informing you that Sam had died. Thank you, Samantha, for that incredible generosity!! The messages I recieved in the days following Sam's death were amazing and spirit-sustaining!! I cannot possibly thank you all enough for the outpouring of love and prayers. We continue to grieve and celebrate Sam's life. He was an exceptional young man!! (and clearly a big ol' ham!! :-D)
|(Sam with his little brother Will and friends, all quilt-hangers extraordinaire!, at our local quilt show)|