I'm still crazy busy trying to work on a variety of projects including the sew along for 2016. Last Friday my Mom fell and broke her right elbow. She is in a cast for six weeks (at least) and there will be no sewing for the time being although knowing her she is trying to figure out how she can create something without moving her elbow.
She did manage to finish the hand applique work on her latest small African quilt just before the injury so I thought I would share it with you. She loves to create vignettes that depict the lives of women (usually grandmothers) and children. This time she also incorporated her love of quilt making and embroidery. I'll machine quilt it for her and when her arm is completely healed she will add her magical touch to really bring this quilt to life!
For my part I've managed to stitch the fourth row of my Road 66 hexagon quilt which is based on the design in Di Ford's book, Primarily Quilts. There's only one more row to assemble and then I can sew the rows together. I think that won't be in the near future what with helping my Mom every day, Christmas and other commitments.
I have been reading all of the lovely comments and will reply to each one as time permits.
Until I post again, happy sewing!
Sorry to hear about your mom's arm. I am in Poland visiting my aunt for her 90th birthday and I see her frustration as she tries to function with a cast. She broke her writes last week. Your Route 66 is coming along nicely.ReplyDelete
Great to hear from you Karen! I hope, your mom's elbow will heal properly and so soon as possible.ReplyDelete
Have a good time.
So sorry to hear about your mom's injury. Tell her I am in complete sympathy and know how frustrating it is what with my dealing with a broken hip. I have just been able to get behind a sewing machine and do a bit of quilting, but oh, she has an elbow to contend with - a whole different situation, too. Her block is so darling, and your fourth row is so neat. Merry Christmas to you both!ReplyDelete
Oooh I'm so sorry for your Mom.... not funny for her ! I hope she doesn't suffer a lot !ReplyDelete
As usual, her block is stunning ! I love the colours she used and the way she appliqued the fabrics ! Congrats to her !
Your Road 66 is growing little by little and will be awesome !
best wishes to your Mom, hope the ellbow will heal quickly and she will recover fully from it.
Great applique, love the scene.
So sorry to hear about your mom, prayers sent that her elbow will heal quickly! I love her latest African quilt.ReplyDelete
Oh no poor Mom what a bummer for her. She has such talent I love her latest block so darn cute. Your hexagons are gorgeous those little diamond add so much love it.ReplyDelete
If I don't get to write have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
So sorry to hear that Mum is out of action! I'm sure she'll find a work-around tho :-)ReplyDelete
I love these latest little figures, they are my favourite so far, as I love it that they are sewing and quilting.
Karen. Please tell your Mom that I hope she has a speedy and complete recovery and is back to stitching as soon as possible. Her work is beautiful as is yours. Take good care of yourself, too, and do a bit of stitching now and then. Your Road 66 is wonderful.ReplyDelete
Wishing your mom a complete and speedy recovery.ReplyDelete
Happy holidays to you and your family.
Ouch! Tell your Mom prayers from Texas. Love her work and yours as always.ReplyDelete
Oh bless her, am so sorry to hear Mums in a cast!ReplyDelete
She may have to cut back on the roller skating for a while then, as well as the stitching?
Just think how much 'picture' planning Mum can come up with in 6 weeks enforced rest, this could be a good time for her to plan ahead : )
LOL and I guess she gets out of Christmas day washing up too - good for her!
Love, love, love the stitching scene she has done!
Its the most charming of hers Ive seen so far -
So sad for your Mom--I hope she heals quickly. There can be nothing worse than sitting idly when there are creative thought swirling through your head! Luckily she has you to help her out. I hope you both have a wonderful holiday!ReplyDelete
I do hope your Mum heals quickly, rationed or no sewing for 6 weeks sounds dreadful. Her little African scene is delightful as is your sewing.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your Mom's fall, glad it was worse and hope it heals smoothly!!ReplyDelete
Oh your poor Mum! Hope she heals quickly. Her applique is beautiful. Those figures have so much life!ReplyDelete
I am so sorry to hear about your mom's fall. I will keep her in my prayers for a speedy and complete recovery. I will keep you in my prayers as well, b/c I know what it takes to be a care giver, (as much as you love to do it). Love her wonderful little scene. It speaks volumes. Your Road 66 is coming along nicely as well. I can't wait to see what you have got up your sleeve for the new year, but at the same time, don't wear yourself out. We can all wait a little longer in between postings. Take care of yourself too. All the best to both of you.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. It's great that you're there to help her. I think this last block of hers is one of my favourites and Route 66 just gets better and better. Enjoy your holidays.ReplyDelete
Best wishes to your mum for a quick recoveryReplyDelete
So sorry about your Mom. That is a lovely piece she made - love the three dimensional aspect of it and such a great scene. It really tells a story.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry to hear about your mum! I wish her a speedy recovery. Beautiful projects!ReplyDelete
African quilts, a new subject to interest me. 'Will have to make one myself. The hexagons quilt is looking so good. I am new to quilting (just over a year), so have not attempted hex's yet. You and your mother do beautiful work.ReplyDelete