a collective effort
it started with the idea to make the grammie a quilt.
a colorful mish-mash of fabrics from our stashes.
(those sunflowers are from my garden!!)
for a little woman who had a passion for her garden in her stronger days.
then it turned into a lesson in using the big machine for the girl-child.
those two were my mother’s ideas. she is the patient one.
notice her hands are helping. not mine.
i’m just the picture taker. sans wedding ring and with chewed fingernails *gasp* more bad habits
so i worked on my half alone because there are certain things i won’t do with my children.
teaching them to tie their shoes is one of them.
another is enduring painful lessons wherein i teach something that i really like to do for fun and recreation-but somehow leads to frustration and sometimes even tears on their part-because-well-frankly i don’t really know why-maybe that’s just not my forte.
besides that’s what nana’s are for. don’t you agree?
there was some hand stitching to be done.
a block which read: with love to the woman who taught us to work with our hands.
and the binding. which i really enjoyed sewing with some pearled cotton thread.
two things which ARE right up my alley!
it is now complete. tied with a rainbow of silk ribbon bows. washed and ready to be delivered today.
because sometimes weekends are for giving…even when you’d rather be taking. a break. or a nap with a newly made quilt that you worked so hard on….
see i’m really not the one with good ideas….i told you so.
ps. tongue in cheek: i did add a small piece of our lady of guadalupe fabric(just in case the little grammie wants to have a “reversion” back to our beloved Catholic faith anytime soon…that was a good idea, huh? *wink*wink*)