Hello again my dear friends.
What does one do when you have a quilt
that has been much loved but no longer
able to fix?
I had such a quilt that was 30% messed up.
I decided to re-purpose it into something else.
I drew a candy cane template.
Started cutting that quilt up,
along with some quilt batting
plus warm & natural batting.
Placing the three in layers,
with the warm & natural on the bottom
I pinned all around and then hand stitched,
stuffing as I went along.
With this vintage quilt, I decided to use
vintage pins in my vintage tomato pin holder.
This was the Valdani I was using.
A thief decided to get into it on my table one night.
This is what I found on the floor in the morning.
Am pretty sure Shadow knocked it off the table,
but unsure if he or Tundra decided to turn
it into this mess.
Neither one would confess to it.
I ended up having to straighten it up
before I could continue to stitch.
I sewed a hanger to the back to hang.
This is what the back looks like.
As you can see, there is some minor damage to this one.
Each one I created, I tried to cut with as little damage
as I could, but I think a bit just gives it more character.
What do you think?
More are for sale in our gift shop right now.
In other news,
this is the progress on my little bird.
(I may get it completed before Christmas)
Am loving this little stitch piece.
Also please pray for my FIL.
He was in serious accident on Monday.
He remains in the ER with a brain bleed,
broken left hand and wrist plus broken ribs.
With his COPD, he was already having a hard
time breathing, but now it is worse with his
The doctors are unsure how to proceed
with fixing his hand as he may not
wake up if they put him under for surgery.
Bob thinks they should just try and put a cast
on it and call it a day.
Of course he wants to go home....
because he cannot smoke in the hospital.
He does not care about anything else
right now, except for getting his fix in.
I cannot judge as I do not smoke.
but one would think if the doctors
say quit smoking and you will live longer.
you would quit. He did not.
Bob does not feel sorry for him in that respect.
Am just glad we do not smoke.
I will be headed up to see my mom today
Will take her out for dinner and spend some
quality time with her.
She will come down next week for Thanksgiving.
Bob is going all in on finishing
the beams in our back room.
Fingers crossed it will be done next week.
Am itching to decorate it for Christmas.
I did start on the tree since it was already in there.
The rest of my home is already done,
except for the kitchen, which I plan on doing
tomorrow when I get back from my moms.
I want to be able to enjoy the season longer.
Have you started putting out your Christmas decor?
Old Quilt Blessings To All!