Sunday, May 15, 2016

Gifts

I have a a friend in my quilt group who recently retired from teaching.
She always made her parent volunteers a quilt.
She has been after me to do the same.

Well, I decided on a table toppers.
I made these Dresden Plates.
I have two grandmas who come in and help me.
I think they will like this.



Speaking of grandmas.
My daughters friend asked me to come to her grandmas estate sale.
She said there was a lot of fabric.

Oh me oh my!
She was not exaggerating.
Not only was there fabric, but there were quilt tops, doll cloths, 
quilt kits, books, yarn, completed embroidery, embroidery kits,
lace, and oh, so much more.

The remarks I heard from her family as well as other shoppers were kinda funny.

"Wow, she must have liked to quilt"
"Well, she liked to start a quilt"

"Look at all the fabric"

"Is this normal?"

"Do you want a box for that?"

"Are you sure you don't want to keep this in your family?"



I was blown away.  So much stuff.
I kept thinking,  I don't want this to be me someday.

Did I bring something home?
You bet.

I found some fabrics that my friend Dixie can use to make baby quilts for 
her never ending list of great grand children.

I picked up red fabric.
I never have enough red fabric.

And I picked up the embordery.
I have a quilt pattern that uses embordery.
It would make a nice quilt for my daughters friend
and there is enough for one for me.

And the last thing I brought home:
a firm conviction to make it, 
finish it,
 give it away,
sell it, or use it.

People love to get a homemade gift.
But people don't want to go through piles, boxes and years of UFO's.

Having said that, I couldn't help but think what a lovely life this women has had.
Get up every morning and SEW!




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