Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1' x 1 1/2" pendants.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Party is Over...

Well, the party is over and all of the secrets are out!  The biggest secret was that my Dad called me a couple of weeks ago and wanted me to meet him at the jewelry store to pick out something for Mom for their anniversary.  Now, if any of you know my dad, you know that I had to pick myself up off the floor when 1.  he called me and 2.  he wanted to buy jewelry and it was all HIS idea!  Way to go Dad!!!!  At the jewelry store we looked at a ring and at a necklace - he decided on the ring - good choice, in my opinion!  I wish I would have taken a picture of it to show you, but I didn't.  I did take a lot of other pictures - here is one of us all together...
Pretty good of all of us, except my brother, Johnny - I have no idea what he is doing.  He is usually making faces and making Mom mad (yes, he still acts like he is 8)!

The next secret was what I have been working on.  I thought for months (actually for the last 5 years) of what the heck to do for their 50th anniversary.  I finally decided on this memory quilt (actually just a wall hanging)...
I had some pictures of Mom and Dad's wedding day (which I love!), but didn't have a lot of others.  I finally made up some big lie to mom so she would bring me a bunch of her old pictures.  I think I told her that I was going to make something for my sister-in-law.  But, I got the pictures and finally got it all put together.  So that is another finish, right?!?!?!  Yay me!  Here is a picture of Mom and Dad checking it all out...

I also made Mom a pin from those same fabrics.  These are the fabrics I used for the quilt that I made for them a year or so ago - these are definitely Mom's colors - I'm sure you noticed they are outside the box for me! 

I'm off to fill some orders - hope you all have a great Monday!


  1. What a lovely idea to make a memory quilt for your parents 50th wedding anniversary. It turned out beautifully and I am sure that they just love it. The matching pin is fabulous too.

  2. What a lovely family! I bet they loved the memory quilt. Nice work!