Friday, March 11, 2011
Guess what this is - Heart blocks of LOVE and my Treasure Jar quilt taking lots of time to sew buttons on....
Isn't this the best handbag ever? I got this at the perfect time from Linzel McBride. It was made of candy and cookie wrappers in Mexico. I LOVE it and everyone stops to ask about it. Remember when we used to do this with gum wrappers? I only did the chains, I have No idea how you would do a purse. But it is funky and it is fun and that is what I love. Makes me grin anytime I grab it. Linzel, I am so glad you took my class at Road to California. Hope we get to see each other again.
So One nice thing about being in the hospital is that hearts started showing up at my house and as you can see I have the beginning of a lovely, colorful quilt which will probably have some pieced lettering in it and many more hearts. Stephanie, your heart is at my friend's house as I took it there to show it off. I know some of you sent hearts this week and I will be showing those as well and I will be making my own hearts to add. I have never had a quilt like this and it is lovely to have those of you who made these be a part of my life. I plan to put some comfy backing on this to use for a comfy, loving quilt to have on those days when you need a lift. What better than hearts. And isn't it fun to see the differences in the designs? Deb my friend wrote loving messages all the way around the heart. Quilting leaves us with so many ideas and aren't quilters the most loving people? Just had to share this with you people who read my blog.
I am using my hsuband's computer as I have some kind of virus or problem and it won't let me into my blog! Arggggh. The main problem here is my husband's computer won't let me turn the photos the right way. The quilt below is a series I am doing that has a Bible verse or truism that will be left for my kids, Grandkids or someone once I am long gone. I love the verse that reads "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Years ago my Dad used to get up early and go to garage sales looking for buttons for me. He found lots and I always wanted to do something with them and get them out of jars and containers. This "treasure jar" will have many of the buttons he so dearly found for me. Treasures in this instance aren't really things at least to me. Treasures are people in your life, a lovely card from a friend (I got a lovely selection when I had my surgery), flowers in my yard, a piece of fruit, a shared cookie and cup of coffee with a friend, laughter of children and adults too, stories from my elders, a gift from a friend you can use as a reminder of them, a hug, and loads of other simple things. Counting your many simple blessings leads to happy lives. I think of my many blessings as I read about the people in Japan. They have my sincere prayers for rebuilding their lives and getting back to happy lives and the beauty of Japan.