Sunday, March 6, 2016

Catch Up

I've got a few more completed projects I can share with you!

First off, a very dear friend, Suzanne, severely fractured her back helping her husband put away the artificial Christmas tree in January.  She was in such terrible pain and had to be on super strong meds and had injections in her back, too.  And this was an even bigger tragedy as Suzanne is our world traveler - always on the go everywhere!  Super strong and independent!  So, it was really hard to see her all strapped up in a back brace and unable to do much of anything.

So, I made her a soft warm flannel quilt to wrap up in... to let her know our bee is always there for her and wishing her comfort and strength!!

I loved finding the small friendship panel on eBay to add to the corner.  The quilt is all flannel and the pattern is used is Yellow Brick Road.

I bought the flannel for the backing online and it was too bright a white for the front colors, so I threw it in my washer with a tiny bit of tan Rit dye to beige it down a bit.

I was pleased how it turned out and I think Suzanne was, too!!  

Next, I made my dear 93 year old Mother an applique pillow for her birthday.

The small pink and white flowers look just like the camellias we used to have in our yard growing up.  

My Mother was an amazing gardener.  She loved being out there in the yard pulling weeds and tending to her flowers.  I did not get that gene from her!  I hate pulling weeds and can even kill silk plants!!

Lastly, I finished the spring embroidery mini wall quilt and have it already hanging up on the wall!!

I love these seasonal designs from Kathy Schmitz!  They are just adorable and so fun to stitch!  I'm about half done with the hand embroidery on the last one- the summer one!

We are to have a few nice warm days this week... temps up to 75!!  Woo hoo!!  Yogi can't wait to find a warm sunny spot on the ground to lay on!!

What are you working on these days?


  1. Hope your friends back is getting better. A lovely quilt was made for her , I am sure she loved it..
    What a gorgeous cushion you made as a gift for your dear Mother and your Spring Mini looks great...
    I am finishing off small projects for now.things I have found tucked away in the cupboard..
    Pleased it's warming up for you. Very hot here today....

  2. Love the quilt you made for your friend. Fabric selection is beautiful. And the pattern selection great. Love it but I ain't surprised love all your work -:)

  3. Loved reading this post and seeing all the beautiful things you have made!

  4. The bunny embroidery piece is so very sweet.

  5. wOw! I love the embroidery piece and the addition of the mini quilt to it. Beautiful!

    And I am sure your friend will feel the warmth of your love with that quilt--- that friendship panel is perfect. Never know what you will find on EBay :-)

    Going to check out Kathy's designs.



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