Friday, February 1, 2013

I promised "My MOM" and kept my word.

Way back in August I'm sure I posted that my mother had come to visit for the month AND 
She and I got to bond through our sewing machines and quilting.
It was so much fun to see my mother sewing and using her own little Elna machine she had sewn on so many years ago. Was the same machine I used while learning how to quilt with my first guild in VA.
Here is mom sewing at my home in Quakertown during August.
She completed a few quilt tops during her visit and was very proud,
 actually thrilled with herself.
This is one of the patterns she worked on that proved difficult, drove her crazy ;-)
We laughed and laughed as mom worked on this pattern.
She got 9 squares completed and made me promise to help her get this one done.
She decided she enjoyed quilting with long strips (jelly rolls) versus little piece work.
So as promised I completed this little lap quilt mom worked on in August,
it turned out cute don't you think?
Hope the recipient enjoys it and will treasure it always.
Mom shared with me as we worked on the quilt who she intended it for.
It' still a secret…;-) so will tell you later..
Here is my mom during our last visit in November 2012 at her new apartment.
Mom had my sisters set up a little sewing area when she moved in hopes of completing
lots more quilt tops for me to quilt for her. This ended up being the last one she completed.
We had so much fun quilting together and she made me feel so proud when she told me my quilts are special. I was so lucky to have had the opportunity to quilt with my mom. Such special memories.
So as promised I completed my Mom's last lap quilt and I KNOW the recipient
will treasure it as much as my mom treasured her.
Yup I actually plan to part with it as difficult as that might prove to be.

So until next time…..May the sun be shining on us all.

1 comment:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This is such a beautiful post. I'm sorry you lost your Mom and your Dad. It is a difficult time to walk through. But what a blessing to have had the time with your Mom to share the love of quilting together.