The last week has been very busy one . I don't seem to have been able to get to my sewing room. Well really its been like that for a while. I don't know the time ,the mojo , the family commitments or what?? But anyway I hope to get there today...
My mum and my dad have needed a bit of care and support this past week both suffering a very bad chest infection . Dad ended up in hospital for a week.
Dad has been becoming more confused lately and has now been diagnosed with Alzheimer Disease. So I guess this means they will need more support now and into the future. I love them dearly and hate to see my dad going from a tough hard working, very proud man to this. Life just sux sometimes. I know there are many people who suffer this shocking disease and I feel for everyone of them and their families.
Well enough of that...just feeling sad about it.
Every time I go to my laundry I see this wall hanging. This was what inspired me to get into patchwork and quilting in about 2003. How things have changed since then. I love this craft and I especially love shopping and looking (ha ha) and like many of you have got a lot in my stash to finish. BUT I will get there, I am yet to retire.
My first applique quilt... terrible really.. I tried machine applique for the first time. I look at it now and think how did I think that was Ok ,but I hung it on the wall. I cannot get rid of it though so it now lives in my laundry.
Then a few years later. "The wonder of spring" By Natalie Bird
Hand blanket stitched this time much more improved don't you think? I love this quilt.
Then the leap to needle turn applique . My first needle turn " Leanne's House is waiting for quilting.
But this quilt below is "Nature's Journey" by Anni Downs. I love it too my taste is changing. I love Anni's work.