26 January 2010

Finished


Last night, I finished my first UFO for the year. This little stitchery was done sitting next to Dad's bed when he was in palliative care, back in 2008. I finished the stitching back then, but after Dad died, I put it away. Last weekend, out it came, and I felt I was ready to make a border and quilt it. Finished, it measures 11 1/2" x 13".
I am very happy with how it turned out. After I had stitched the roses, leaves and hearts, I selectively coloured them in, using my Derwent pencils. The border is pieced from squares of pinks and greens left over from another UFO I have in the cupboard. The quilting is simple - straight rows, with a machine embroidery row as the first row from the stitchery.
It has nice memories of lovely conversations with Mum and Dad at Dad's bedside. I'm going to buy one of those metal hangers with hearts, and hang it on my sewing room wall. :)


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10 comments:

  1. Lindi it's beautiful and how neat that it brings with it lovely memories of your Mum and Dad. It'll be a lovely reminder on your sewing room wall.
    Don'tcha love Derwents!
    Beautiful work.. congrats on a finish.

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  2. A lovely reminder, its beautiful. Hugs xxx

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  3. Charming, Lindi. And such neat stitches! What a clever idea to frame it with a decorative sewing machine stitch. That's very effective. Please share a photo of it after it's hung.

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  4. Lindi I have a quilt top in my sewing room waiting for a border. I made it with the last quilt pieces I cut out for my mother - she died in 2004. I got the top made and just bogged down with emotions. I don't think I'm quite ready to finish it but soon. blessings, marlene

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  5. Looks beautiful Lindi, will be a lovely reminder for you.
    Thanks for commenting on my scarf.

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  6. I have one that I sewed beside Mum's bed in the nursing home. Did a lot of crazy quilting then, it kept the staff interested. If they are interested they seem to give the patient better care.

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  7. This is lovely! It will always bring a smile whenever look at it and recall your Mum and Dad.

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  8. What a sweet and pretty piece! So glad for the memories.

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  9. Lindi that is so sweet, I'm sure you will remember good times when you view it,cheers Vickie

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  10. Hello Lindi, lovely stitchery and hope you will have warm sweet memories when you see it...Warm Regards Lyn

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