Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Winter Quilt continues

I posted this a couple days ago.
I did a bit more stitching and decided to go in a different direction.  Another small piece I was working on seemed like it just might fit over the dark doors.  This is a close-up of part of it.
And here it is in place

..I'm not calling the block done yet but for now, that's as far as I'm going.  And since I seem to be in a mood for circles and moons I decided to do a moon in honor of my sister's birthday yesterday .... it was a half moon so here is my March 2nd moon..
I don't know how far I will go with this moon theme but it seems appropriate, the quilt is going to be a blanket after all.

And as I am looking at this work I am thinking of my mother.  She was a master embroiderer as in The Embroiderers Guild of America certified  master surface embroiderer.  Her work was perfect.  Maybe that's why I didn't like doing it.  At any rate, she's not looking over my shoulder so I can do it any way I want and I suppose, if I keep at it, I might get close to perfect.  I really don't care, I'm just having fun playing with fabric and thread.  

An aside about my mother.  I did a piece of needlepoint that I wanted made into a glasses case for my reading glasses.  I asked her to put it togher for me.  She did and when she gave it to me I looked and asked why she made it so much bigger.  Her response... glasses wouldn't fit in what you gave me.  I got my glasses out, showed them to her and said "do you honestly think I don't know what size to make something to fit my own glasses?" Needless to say, I was upset because the case was so big that there was no way I could use it.  I told her she could keep it since her glasses fit in it just fine.  That's a vent that needed to get out I guess.


Beth Parker said...

Helen, this is beautiful!! I love where you're going with it and I'll keep my eye out for the finished quilt. By the way, I could sooooo relate to the situation with your mom. Gotta love them, even when they make us crazy. They aren't always going to be there to push our buttons. Even after they're gone, a memory will still kinda do it anyway. Push buttons.

Love ya! -Beth

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Thanks Beth, I'm glad I finally got back to working on it. You're right about moms, mine is still pushing my buttons and she's been gone for several years.