"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

2020 Catch-up and Close out

 I see a lot has changed here since I last  posted.  I was just reading some blogs, and thought I might give it a try again.  If anyone is still out there, pop in and say Hello!

As many of you are aware from reading Facebook, I lost my husband in early July.  It wasn't COVID, but because of the COVID situation, he was unable to get decent health care.  And while hospitalized twice, he was allowed no visitors.  I'm grieving, and carrying a LOT of anger!  But...I have never been more aware of how much love there is in the world.  Certainly in my world.  I am strong, and I will carry on.  

We lost a cat, and gained a new one in March of2019.  Miss Harley chose to live her entire life on the first floor of our 3 level townhouse.  In early October of this year, she decided to join me on the second floor, in the living room!  She loves people, and is finally adjusting to that OTHER cat.

Her usual position, LOL!

There's a squirrel on the deck!!

I stopped sewing for several months this summer, but now it's the only thing keeping me sane!  I moved my sewing room, and it is so much cozier and more efficient.  I finished this memorial quilt for my sister early during Lockdown.  It's made from our dad's shirts.  

And I recently finished one for my brother.  Are you seeing a theme here?
Finished version

Following a Design Wall Malfunction

I now have a beautiful design wall, that is properly attached to the wall, so there will hopefully be no further malfunctions.

My other recent finish is the result of a block exchange with 9 other quilters.  The quilt is made of 64 embroidered blocks.  It is based on a quilt that resides in the Virginia Quilt Museum.  I chose to quilt and finish mine similar to the original, although mine is machine quilted.  The prairie points are hard to see because they're up against a pink design wall.  I hope to get better pictures soon, but I'm quite pleased with the quilt!!

The finished quilt

a close up of the edging

One of my extra blocks

I think that's enough for now.  Perhaps I'll be back in a few days?