Yes, it's been AGES since I've posted, probably a month or so!! But we're home now from visiting Washington D.C. with my best friend Sherry Craig (whom I consider the sister I never had) and her husband Joe (who unfortunately had to work while we played!) I can't decide yet how much to include in my posts about D.C. - perhaps just a few photos and highlights from each day. But the first thing I wanted to share with you is the "happy turtle" my granddaughter Isabel embroidered on the drive up there. What do you think?
This piece, and many others like it, are all intended for one of my latest projects. I call it my Embroidery Memory Quilt, which will basically consist of various-sized pieces of embroidery and stitching I'll piece together to form a sort of "memory collage" of the fabrics lovingly stitched by the ladies of my family. I got the idea from the very talented artist, Pam Garrison, who created one called her big crazy summer journal quilt (see her blog post here: http://pamgarrison.typepad.com/pamgarrison/2010/09/and-just-like-that.html.
As soon as I saw it, I fell in love with it and knew I had to make one for myself! The best part is that I'll now have a place to show off all those stitched pieces that we (or at least I) tend to hide away in drawers because there isn't much use for them. I can't bare to let them go because they're so full of happy memories, but now they can be admired once again! When I explained it to Isabel, she wanted to make sure she had pieces included (As if I would exclude her!) So just guess where the Pledge of Allegiance and Tabitha Turtle are going?
Well, that's it for now. I've got to get back into this "blogging thing" a little at a time, but more to follow soon! Have a lovely evening and may you all have a wonderful day tomorrow!
May God Bless, Jan