Sunday, 23 August 2015

Sunday stitching 7

So tempting to keep going, but there is quilting to be done..... can you see a smile?

Friday, 21 August 2015

Eddie, an inspiration. (quilting)

I may have mentioned before but the idea of labels for quilts had just not occurred to me until I joined some quilting groups on face book.  I had with a few quilts taken pictures, more rarely I had a photograph of a project in progress (pre-digital era, and as I am not at the cutting edge of technology digital was around a long time before I started using it).

I have made a start a labelling but for me the real light bulb was having pictures of the recipients with their quilts  and this is the picture that started it all.

Mr Eddie S

This is a picture of Eddie.  A friend of my Dad's from bowls.

After downsizing into a bungalow he often preferred to nap in his chair but did not have a blanket the right size.

My Dad asked me if I could make him a quilt, just a little one.

Once he told me the colours in the new room I realised I had just the thing made already.

I had made a quilt (eddie's quilt's big-brother)and had four blocks in logcabin more than I needed so I made a little quilt with them.

So Eddie got a no waiting required quilt and he was very pleased with it and got a lot of use out of it himself and shared it with visiting great-grandchildren who wanted a nap.

Sadly Eddie is no longer with us, his quilt is with his daughter and still keeps visiting younger family members warm.

I love this picture, it keeps my heart warm those days I feel my craft under-appreciated.

I will add a picture of the big version (  well bigger than this one) to the blog once I have a picture of it.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Sunday stitching six

Feels like I made up for last weeks lack of stitching this week.

Here is my progress.

Still lots of black to go...

Sunday, 9 August 2015

A bit more Pooh! (sunday stitching)

No progress on the Sunday stitch  this week as I had a talk to give and so no stitching slot. However I have realised that I had forgotten to post the finish that fits between the flower sampler (still ongoing) and the current stitch.

So here it is.

Oddly I had trouble with the balloon and had to backstitch it then fill it in with the cross stitches to get past the problem I was having. This kit was a gift from a lady at work, her daughter had intended to do it and never started it.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Sunday stitchings 5

Felt like I got more done today, still finding limiting myself to the black stitches a fun way to work.

so this is where I got to today