Friday, October 23, 2009

Pics of Finished Memory Quilts: MIL Clothes

Wanted to post a few pictures of the completed Memory Quilts we made from a family's beloved MIL's clothes. We ended up making 9 wall hangings. Working with adult clothes is more difficult than children's clothes because the colors, fabric designs, fabric weights are vastly different. It took alot of placing to make sure the quilt flowed. This client wasn't particular about the flow, but rather, using as many different pieces as possible.

Monday, October 12, 2009

It's Getting Chilly! Need Little Girl's Undershirts.....

Now that Ryan is 3, with the weather turning colder, we went out to buy her undershirts. Last year I kept her in the fantastic Carter's long-sleeved onesies and I never worried about her being cold because not only did I bundle her up, but also had on the base-layer onesie. My mom always had us in undershirts - it was part of our 'underwear'. Imagine my frustration when we came up empty-handed, both in-store and on-line. Not only did we strike out, but the only undershirts available were cami-tanks in bigger sizes. Some stores had some stores only had....GASP....padded bras!!! I thought my husband would die of embarrassment when I held one up. First of all, I cringe at the thought of a 7 or 8 year old needing a bra....and a padded one? Why can't little girls be little girls? Don't they already grow up too fast?

All those ladies out there and those with little girls...any advice??

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Memory Quilt: Baby Quilt from Dad's Clothes

A sad sister's friend's brother was terminally ill just as his first child was due to be born. He didn't live long enough to meet his son, but his sister gathered up a few pieces of his clothes and asked that we make a baby quilt from them for his newborn son. We only had 6 pieces of clothes with which to work, but that proved to be ok. And we chose a bright baby flannel for the outer border and back. This will be a great blanket for the baby and widow to have now and for the future. A sad story - but something memorable for his family.