Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Of samplers and buttons...

I finished part 5 of my Marquoir Marie~Rose. This part was stitched up rather quickly over the weekend. We are over the half way mark now on this sampler which is in 9 parts.

When I arrived home on Monday from the cottage, there was an envelope waiting for me on the doormat. It was a "just because" present from my mother. Look at the wonderful buttons. I have some ideas to use them already.

She also sent along some pins and the fabric and DMC thread to make her redwork squares for her quilt. She asked me to make her a quilt using redwork between squares of red fabric. The redwork is being done by family members and a few special friends she has asked to participate. Everyone will draw something special to remind her of them. I know what I am doing but have to sit and work on the drawing now. I will be making a square in memory of a few people who are very dear to my mother but no longer with us ~ my father, sister, grandmother and one of my aunts.

7 comments:

Nancy said...

Hello Heidi!

Your sampler is really beautiful. The colors are so attractive together.

How sweet of your mom to send you these buttons - I love the cameos.

Her redwork quilt sounds like it will be a masterpiece, and the photos will be something to look forward to.

Enjoy your day,
Nancy

Solstitches said...

How sweet of your mom to send you this surprise package. It must have been fun to open it up and admire all the lovely treasures she sent.
I'm very interested in the Redwork quilt idea and will be anxiously waiting to see how it turns out.
You're making great progress on your sampler. It looks wonderful!.

Margaret

diane said...

Glad you are making steady progress on your sampler!! What a terrific present from your Mom! :) Hey, ask her where she got those Simplicity pins...I haven't seen them and the colors are more solid. I only can find "pearl" ones. Great buttons!!!

DaisyGirl said...

Your mom is awesome! My mom does that for me too! I like the owl button! I think that it will be a special quilt since you will make it.
Donna

Espresso Girlie said...

I think that your stitching is getting more wonderful as you progress (if that is possible) - the colors are so marvelously yummy!
How special to have a surprise bit of goodies too.
I am looking forward to seeing your redwork quilt. I can only imagine how glorious it will be.

Suzann

Anonymous said...

Heidi,
What a lovely surprise gift from your mother. She sounds like a loving and very caring lady :>)
The redwork quilt sounds really wonderful. It will be such a treasure being full of such special memories.
Hugs, Angela

PauleM said...

Hi Heidi! Your Marie-Rose is great! It's funny to compare the different versions. Paule