3/29/2014

It's Been Awhile

I was just getting in my groove of blogging with lots of quilt plans, when life happened to my family. My brother passed away Feb 28th and my Mom had a heart attack the next day. Many other not so enjoyable things happened as well, but I will keep the sad part of this post at a minimum.
Before I left, I was working on this flower quilt.
I had originally planned to do a baby quilt but when I returned my mind was at a blank on where I was even going with this. I have another charm pack of this Noteworthy fabric by Sweetwater for Moda. I'm thinking I may just continue and make a nice size lap quilt for a gift instead. I put it away for the moment.
I also wanted to share a couple pics of some feed/flour sacks I had started collecting. The first two photos are full sacks that have not been opened up. I'm going to save a few for my girls and grand daughters. Some have a little history with them that will be fun to include before I tuck them away for later years.


 I also purchased a few opened sacks that I'm saving to put into a quilt. The top fabric is 3 yards of vintage fabric that I won on ebay, I only paid 3.50 a yard!

 My Mom and sister had been finding me lots of good vintage sheets and pillow cases as well. I've really come to love vintage fabrics and feed sacks. I started to cut up some of the sheets, kept what I wanted, and listed a few pieces in my Etsy shop. That's the only thing left in there right now. I was fortunate enough to sell all the quilts I'd made up. I am going to be adding lots of vintage sheet pieces when I am able to get them cut up.
I realized I'd been hoarding and not made one quilt from my Sweetwater fabrics! They are one of my favorite designers and figured it was time to start using some of my stash. I needed a simple quilt with so much going on right now. I got the blocks all ready, now I just need to join them.
I really liked my trial layout and think this will be a cute lap quilt. I had a small surgery yesterday so it will be a bit before I'm able to put this together. Hopefully soon though!
I hope everyone is well. I spent yesterday catching up on some blogs that I've missed out on.
Thank you Cristina for wondering what happened or where I'd been. Your friendship and kindness gave me the get up I needed to start sewing again and get a blog post up. I treasure you :)

Linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric Studio
And Sewjo Saturday at My Go-Go Life

21 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear of your difficulties hopefully you will have a chance to get to those pretty flowers very soon! Thank you for linking up to SEWjo Saturday!

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  2. Oh Christine :( I was wondering where you were...I am so sorry to hear all these...Take care. I look forward to seeing the finished quilt. It already looks lovely!

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    1. Thanks so very much Nurdan! I appreciate you stopping by :)

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  3. Oh my gosh… I'm so sorry for all the sorrow that has come your way. Life can be so tough at times.
    Your feed sacks are lovely - real treasures. I also love vintage fabrics, but my attention has mostly been focused on the printed tablecloths from the 50's and I just chose one from my collection to turn into a quilt - with some added borders of new fabric.
    All the best to you as you navigate your way.

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I am glad you stopped by. Your tablecloth quilts sound great :)
      If you see this, I wanted to let you know that you are a no reply blogger, in case you weren't aware of that. Have a great weekend!

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    2. Thank you, Christine! No wonder I don't win anything when I comment on blogs! I hope that it is fixed up now - begged help from my software engineer son!
      Hope your week is beautiful!

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  4. So glad to see that you could work in a little sewing time and some collecting. I wish you comfort and a speedy recovery.

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    1. Thank you Jasmine, for also being such a great friend!
      My quilting buddies are the best :)

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  5. So sorry about your mom and brother. I cannot imagine. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your projects are lovely, I hope working on them brings some peace back to your days. I love feedsacks and vintage fabrics too. I need to do more with them though. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Katy, I appreciate you stopping by :)

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  6. Hi Sorry to hear of all the pain you are working through...I hope your Mom is doing better....I love all of your fabrics and I am glad you have come back to blogging!!! I followed over from Sewjo Saturday...but I was already following you....sending hugs and prayers to you and yours...

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  7. Whew!!! I am so sorry. One of those events take it out of you but both in two days. Take care of yourself. You are lucky to be a quilter because it is a healing craft. I love your vintage fabrics.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words Kathi. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by! In case you were unaware, you are also a no reply blogger. I like to let people know so they can fix it if they choose to :) Have a great week!

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  8. Wow Christine. I'm so sorry.

    I'm glad to see you and will look forward to what you put together.

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  9. I am so sorry to hear about your family. My thoughts are with you and your family. I, too love sweetwater! They have some lovely lines! :) Looking forward to seeing what you make from all this great fabric!

    Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    -Lindsey
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

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  10. Welcome back Christine!
    Your flower blocks are adorable and it's good to use treasured fabric. Sweetwater is one of my favorite designers too, their new line Elementary is going to be wonderful!
    I am so sorry to hear about the hard time you have been having though. I hope you have a speedy recovery from your surgery and I'll be thinking about you. :)
    Staci

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    1. Thank you Staci. I know we have similar taste and that's why I love your shop so much :) I appreciate you dropping in, always! Thanks for the kind words as well!

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  11. I'll add you and your family to my "running rosary" ~~ praying while I run each morning. It's nice to see your work again because it is inspiring.

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    1. Thank you so very much! Your comment made my day :) Thank you for your kindness!

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  12. I am trying to catch up on a few months worth of blog reading, so I have only now come across this post. I'm sorry for your loss. I can understand how it must have taken such a toll on your mother. My thoughts go out to your family.

    I'm glad to see you are slowly settling into your old routine.

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