Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Some updates and a special finish

Sisters are such special people. They know how to make you smile and cry all at the same time. My sister brought me a wonderful gifts this Easter. I had spent many months years ago (I think my daughter Amber was in 1st grade) making a set of the 12 days of Christmas. They were supposed to be made into a tree skirt but I never got around to making the skirt. I told my sister about them in 2007. I brought them for her to see at Thanksgiving and she took them, telling me she would finish them some how for me. I was excited but forgot about them til this year at Christmas. My sister had said she was trying to get it done for Christmas but wasn't able to. No problem. She finally gave me the finished piece on Easter Sunday.

She does all the quilting by hand and although it is hard to see the quilting on the dark green pieces between the red squares it is a golden row of rings. It is beautiful and to know that we each had a hand in the finished product is so great.

I was also able to get some progress on my Snad Castle. It is really looking great and I am getting excited to finish it. When I am done here I plan to stitch quite a while this afternoon.

I hope you all have a great week and get all the stitching done that you want.


  1. What a beautiful quilt! I am sure you will treasure it forever.

  2. What a special gift from your sister. It looks wonderful. That will be an heirloom for sure.

  3. OMG...I love the quilt, it is awesome. Your sister is so talented and your stitching is beautiful too.

    Sand Castles looks great.

  4. Beautiful quilt and a great keepsake! Sand Castle is looking good!

  5. How special for her to make that for you! It looks wonderful and will be a family treasure for decades to come.

  6. The quilt is absolutely stunning! (And the stitching isn't bad either. LOL)
    What a gorgeous and special gift from your sister. This will be treasured for generations to come.