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I am a wife, mama and grandmama getting through life by hanging on to a needle and thread.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Finally Finished!

It's been quite a journey making this quilt.  There are a lot of memories stitched in its seams along with plenty of hope for a happy future for Tami's husband and daughter as they find their way without her by their sides.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Silkie Tags

What is the magic that draws people to silkie tags?  Kids love them!  In fact, my granddaughter, Miss Three, rubbed the silkie tag on her blanket to tatters when she was little.  It's amazing the comfort a little satin tag can hold.  While cutting the shirts apart, I noticed a care label that would be appropriate for the quilt. (The typo in the label bothers me a little, but maybe it's a good reminder that nothing is perfect!)  Not only does it provide washing instructions, but hopefully it will add a little bit of extra comfort to the quilt as well.

Friday, February 19, 2016


And now on to hand stitching the binding to the backside of the quilt.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


The t-shirt quilt is finally quilted!  Now on to the binding...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

On The Needles

During a conversation with my seven year old granddaughter, she mentioned that she would really like a new pair of knit socks.  Of course, I said I would make her a pair!  There's nothing better than having one of your grandkids ask you to make something especially for them.  These socks work up quickly with worsted weight yarn and size 5 needles.  It's probably a good thing they are a quick knit, because once Miss Four gets her new socks, I expect that I'll be getting a few more requests for new socks from the other girls.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Ready To Quilt!

The t-shirt quilt for my friend's family is finally on the frame and ready to quilt!  

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Border...Problem Solved!

I have been trying to figure out how to put a border on this quilt for the past week or so. I was at my wits end while working on it last night and about to give up when Hey Jude came on the radio. Long story, but it's one song that always makes me think of Tami. Tears immediately came to my eyes, but I started singing along and out of the blue, how to piece the border came to me. I don't know if it was Tami letting me know how she would like the placement or not, but I'm glad the problem is solved!

Monday, February 1, 2016


Remember the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle that I started back before Christmas?  Don't feel bad, if you don't...I had nearly forgotten about it too!  I did keep up with printing the patterns, but because life got in the way, that was about all I was able to do with the project.  I decided the best way for me to keep moving ahead was to cut each block into a kit.  Now when I have a few extra minutes, I can just grab a block kit and stitch it together!

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