Friday, July 18, 2014

Double Duty

Here's my Mom! I am up in Ohio visiting and helping out. We just had a big party to celebrate her 90th birthday. My mom sewed everything from the drapes on the windows to our swimsuits when we were growing up. She began a drapery business when my dad retired and they did that for 25 years. She finally retired at 82! She is blind now and is always anxious to hear what I am working on. Lucky for me, she still has her sewing machine here and some basic supplies. By day I am mom's helper and by night I am the crazy sewing girl. My nephews girlfriend works for Joann fabrics and brought me a little jelly roll. here it is! I was still on the rail fence wavelength from last week. I had leftover white here and ready or not, it all went together this week.

I brought this remaining fabric of the state flowers and quick put together another one of Amanda Jean's patterns, Fair and square. Not the best picture but very fun. the white makes those flowers pop out! I have just over a week left here and have another project ready to cut tonight and another after that. I am going for easy things that I can do late at night to get my sewing "fix".  Ohio has some wonderful quilt shops. I have escaped a few times and might have to sneak away again. Thanks Mom for all the years of listening and watching you sew. I remember pulling out little fabric scraps from the trash can and hand sewing things for my little troll dolls. And I wonder why I love scrap quilts so much! Ha!
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  1. Such a sweet story, Dona. Happy 90th birthday to your mother. I remember celebrating my Grandma's 90th. She loved to watch me quilt and always reminded me of the quilts she made. Enjoy your time together (and the local quilt shops).

  2. Tell your mother she looks vibrant and beautiful for any age, especially 90. I love the quilts.

  3. Whoohooo to mom on her 90th! Yummy quilt colors.

  4. Your mother looks amazing!!! Glad to see she is doing so well.