Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
When we were growing up on the farm, we never thought of Mother's Day and flowers. (My birthday at the end of May was another story - the lilacs were blooming by then, and we'd fill the house with bouquets in two-quart mason jars.) However, the custom has become part of my life in these later years. I never know what my Mother's Day flower will be, nor from which children or from my husband they will come, so it's always a surprise. We are thankful for them, because they brighten our days!
Thursday, May 5, 2016
I've been gone from this blog for a long time. On December 22, my life got turned upside down, because a little tumor growing on my S-1 decided to interfere with the myelin sheath of the sciatic nerve. Pain interfered with my life, and finally, on the 29th, I was sent to University of Utah Medical Center. Fortunately, treatments (twice) on my sciatic nerves have finally resulted in being pain free. My left foot and lower leg are without feeling, and I've learned to walk all over again. When I leave the gorgeous pink roses cane behind, I waddle like a duck, but it's walking. These four months have been interesting to say the least, but I'm improving and able to do more things than I could. Climbing the stairs to go upstairs to go to bed was one of the greatest achievements. Isn't life interesting?
In the meantime, I am enjoying doing some needlework, and finished the April block in the Piecemaker's calendar quilt. The crazy quilt corners are just fun to do - all I have left to do is to embroider significant dates on this block. Be sure to click on each of these pictures to enlarge them.
How embarrassing - I just looked back at November, and I did put this March block on the blog. However, I didn't enlarge the corners, and they're worth looking at.
Below are the four corners for this block. I hope my sister, Ann, can see the lace and blue she gave to me to help make this quilt more full of family memories.
I've finished the April block - the cherry blossoms. Now I get the fun of doing the corner crazy quilt "blocks" , and then add them on. One thing about it, when you sit around a lot, you manage to get some hand sewing done. It's easy to get carried away.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Saturday, December 26, 2015
One of the nice things about Christmas is getting out old Christmas memorabilia, because the memories associated with them are very precious.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
One of the fun things about the internet is that ideas keep flowing. Pinterest had some wonderful ideas for making pincushions out of lovely teacups and saucers and other items. I just happened to have the old yellow sugar bowl, which was just sitting on a shelf, and thought it was time to share it, so this is the result.
Ann now owns the sugar bowl.
I also had a couple of other little antique dishes that I turned into pincushions: Couldn't decide what this dish is called, but it made a pretty pincushion for Judy with a handle to carry it around.
And last, but certainly not least, this little creation was sent to Louise.
I had so much fun making these presents for my sewing sisters!
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
These blocks are big (17" x 17"), so I'm trying to decide whether to finish each block to hang individually for the appropriate month, or to go all out and make a huge quilt. Still working on that idea, but at this rate, I'll have a long time to make that decision.