Thursday, August 22, 2013

Needle and ThREAD / First Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real!

Two linkups I've had my eye on for a while now and I'm joining in...

needle and thREAD

round button chicken

Aren't these flowers lovely? Jen got them for me as a homecoming present! It was a lovely way to come back after over two weeks of being gone. 


If I had one, I would put a picture of me reading this book in my husband's childhood bedroom, which is how I spent a good bit of Zuzu's naptime over vacation. But instead this lovely cover of it will have to do. I read it and wept and loved it - I still feel parts of it beating in my heart. Understand, koritsimou?


As I'm getting more into my creative side, I realized my mother thoughtfully gave me a great deal of her quilting stash for reasons unknown (it's not as if she's stopped being wonderfully creative!). I decided to tear through it and see what it contained. it's contents are all over my living room, but I'm really feeling the creative juices flowing! 
I wanted to put this under happy, even though it isn't. I've been working on a blanket for a friend: 

It's just a small baby blanket - sorry I'm not the best at taking pictures! Just about 45 x 60, basically a big pillow case with some batting in there too. 

Rose fabric for a sweet baby named Rose, then the other side is a brown Fall type pattern, since her spring and summer season has already ended and she has gone home to Christ. It's happy to be able to make something for a mother missing a baby, happy to be able to do something with my hands for someone else. But it's so real - so many lovely babies coming into the word, and others only being held by Mary and not their earthly mothers. 
O Mary, Mother of God, pray for us! 


  1. Your pictures are lovely and entertaining! How wonderful to have inherited your mother's stash. If she;s anything like my grandma, that maybe represents a tenth of her stash...she probably doesn;t even miss it!

    3-2-1 Party

  2. Pretty quilt! I just love the fabric, it looks just my style. I would love to inherit a stash like that. That's great you are putting it to good use :)

  3. I have heard so many good things about that book, I'll have to put it on my list!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words!


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