During a trip to Minnesota a couple of years ago, I introduced my mom to the wonders of English paper piecing, and she has taken it and run with it, leaving me in the dust!
You know how they say, “What goes around, comes around?”
I learned my love of fabric and sewing from my mom who taught me how to sew clothing in my junior high years.
I love that I have been able to hook her on quilting in her retirement years!
If what you see here looks vaguely like words…..you are right!
Look at the big picture:
Life Words by my mom!
I love how this is growing---she showed it to me for the first time last night. She wanted the words to be free form, and free flowing – not in rows across but just here, there and everywhere. Isn’t this fun how this is coming together?
Shifted so you can see the cascading LOVE!
There are more words that are going to appear in here, and we had some fun talking last night of words that embody what it was like growing up in our family. Being that mom is a consummate gardener, I know that the word GROW is going to be in here somewhere ---because we not only grow gardens, but we have grown in love as a family too ---personal growth as well as plant growth. Sweet fruit!
Touches of mom’s handwork are everywhere…like daughter, like mother! This was an old needlepoint footstool I remember growing up with – threadbare, and having seen better days, mom recovered it with some hexies ----we both LOVE RED, can you tell?
My project on mom’s couch!
The last time I was here three years ago, mom’s hexie quilt was still in progress. Today it is finished and graces the back of the loveseat. It’s a “throw” size, and perfect for snuggling with.
We had a run around day today! A few yard sales, wandered a few shops, had lunch out, enjoyed the beautiful scenery. We are BBQing out tonight and will likely wind down our Saturday with some popcorn by the tv and more hexie stitching.
My word for this weekend: RELAX. Boy, do I need it!
Have a great evening, everyone!