Monday, April 6, 2015

Catching Up

March was a difficult month.  'Nuff said.
So I was really happy when the weather started turning and Resurrection Sunday was just beautiful!
This time two years ago, Jon had proposed to Rebecca.  They will be celebrating their one year anniversary in June.  They are both in grad school with exciting jobs this summer.  Chris is finishing up his freshman year.  It's been a good year for him.  Lots of growth.  Ben has experienced a lot of new adventures this year, including flying an airplane, and we are so thankful for our kids!
This makes me happy too!  Really pleased with the way the circle quilting turned out.
My spring table topper has me smiling every time I see it.  It finished out at 24" x 20".  I used one of my favorite stripey fabrics in rainbow colors for the binding.
So glad to have been able to save these beautifully stitched vintage posies and repurpose them into everyday use!
I also got to work on a "bouquet" of flowers for my mom.  I can't take her real ones because she doesn't do well with strong smells.  Perfumes.  Potpourri.  Flowers.  Lotions.  She just finished taking an oral chemo pill for the last three weeks and will start radiation tomorrow.  She is such a trooper!  I wanted to give her something bright and cheerful.
I used another hand stitched, vintage piece salvaged from the cutter bin at a thrift store, some Heather Bailey charm squares and anonymous scraps.  So much fun working with these bright, sweet colors! 
This will be a door hanging for their living room.
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  1. Beautiful table topper...what a wonderful way to showcase the vintage and the modern! Sending prayers and positive thoughts for your mom and you!

  2. Hey, those scraps look familiar! Give your mom a hug for me. I am praying for you all.

  3. I hope April is a better month for you ;-)) I love seeing your bright and cheerful projects. Those fabrics are the perfect setting for the antique embroidery sections.

  4. I have missed you these last weeks....I have been thinking of you and praying for you. :) Your table runner is "to die for" and your mum's hanging is lovely. I always love your fabric combinations with the gorgeous vintage pretties! Sending you love wrapped in a oodles of hugs!

  5. It is so pretty and bright! Prayers for your mom!

  6. Love the circular quilting on your table topper! It's so perfectly spaced. Did you mark it or use a stitch guide?


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