Friday, June 25, 2010

sew & tell - more from my mom

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Hey!  It's me!  The owner of this blog. . . Remember, Amy?  Amylouwho?  {chirp chirp} No? Doesn't ring a bell? {Is this thing on??}   Well, that's okay, I've been away for a while.  Thanks again so much to Penny @ sewtakeahike, E. @ pinksuedeshoes, and Nicole @ Who does these things?  They did a great job - and don't be too sure that you won't see them again!  I still have a lot of unpacking to do, friends to make, weight to lose and child-rearing to tend to.  I do think I've carved out a little space to do some sewing, so that's good!

We are attempting to settle in, and it's not as easy as I thought it would be.  The kids alone are taking longer to adjust.  And they are not only adjusting to a new house, but a new baby sister, new friends, and new everything!  Well, except Target and Costco - two constants that always feel like home!  :)

Speaking of feeling like home...
My mom was working on this little table topper when I was at her house in January.   It's a disappearing 9 patch with an adorable brown and white polka dot sashing separating the blocks.  The main fabric is Santorini by Lila Tueller.

I liked it when I saw it, but it didn't grab me at first. Then she sent these pictures of it completed the other day!!  Oh my!! It's so pretty!  I love how the brown sashing mimics the stained glass look of the fabrics.  And that green border - I just love that bright green!
Too bad for me, I didn't speak up soon enough.  She donated it to her guild's auction the other night.   :(  It would have looked so cute on our new table in our new dining room!  double :(  !

I should learn by now that I'll pretty much like anything she makes!  And yes, that's more quilting by my aunt.  She's good.

Don't you think my mom should start a blog??  I've told her she should, but I guess if she doesn't I can always share her stuff here when I haven't got anything of my own...

What sewing project did you finish this week?


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30 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Jenn said...

You can't help but like the colors and the whole appearance of that table topper - SO PRETTY! welcome back!!

Sarah Craig said...

Wow, Amy, your mom's quilt is beautiful! And a suggestion for helping your kids adjust - find something special to do in your new location that you couldn't do in your old one - or that you never did in your old one - and make it a new tradition. It might help! So glad you've carved out an area to sew again - that will certainly help you feel more at home! Welcome back!!

Miri said...

Love this D9P with the sashing! Great fabric combination! Your Mom snd Aunt are a good team!

sandra said...

Ohh! ami! beautiful!!!!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Yes, your mom should start a blog! That's a beautiful table runner:)

Soon your new home will feel comfortable and the kids will be back to normal. Put your feet up every chance you get:)

Apron Senorita said...

The quilt is adorable. The colors are so pretty together. A blessed talent indeed.

Jan said...

Love the table topper! Your mother and aunt make a great team!
Best wishes as you continue to unpack, settle and make new friends and memories.

Dee said...

these pictures look like they should be in a magazine! they and the quilt are that awesome!

Shannon said...

Super cute table topper! I love the Santorini line. I just made a baby blanket for my shop out of that this past week, and it's one of my favorites.

Nicole said...

I love your Mom's stuff, too. She SHOULD have her own blog! I like that she really thinks about her projects and makes them art.

I hope the adjustment period goes quickly for you. And I hope you don't have to move for a long time. :)

Dayna said...

This is beautiful! Kudos to your mom! I hope you get all settled soon. Moving is such an adventure -- especially with young children and a new baby. I bet they're loving it!

P. said...

That's such a pretty table topper by your mom! The quilting on it is beautiful too. I'm always amazed at how versatile that D9P block is. She chose some great fabric for it!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

If your Mom is producing quilts like this on a regular basis, then she should definitely be blogging! Thanks for sharing! Happy Sewing! :o)

pinksuedeshoe said...

OK, that little brown polka dot is SO perfect for the sashing. I LOVE it! Nice work Amy's Mom, and Aunt. That quilting is to die for pretty.

Shasta said...

Welcome back! It is a beautiful quilt.

Elizabeth said...

Wow! Your mom's table topper is gorgeous and I love your aunt's quilting.

Sorry the adjustment to the move is taking so long! Hopefully everyone will settle in soon!

bumblebeebags said...

I absolutely love them!!!!

beth said...

Love that little quilty table topper. Yep! You should have spoken up sooner. :(

Rene' said...

Amy, good to have you back! Best of luck with the unpacking, child rearing and adjusting ;-) I love your Mom's table topper. I'll bet it brings a lot in for the guild. The colors and fabrics are so pretty. Thanks for sharing! Take care.

Michelle said...

Your mom used all my favorite colors in that topper. It's gorgeous!

And yes, your mom should start a blog. However, if she doesn't please keep showing off her beautiful creations.

Vicki said...

What a pretty quilt! And welcome back! This week I finished bee blocks and nine-patches and a quilt back!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Hope the moving in continues to go well. We've done alot of moves. Little by little it will come together. Love the quilt and maybe mom will think of you on the next one! hee hee! :-)

Jamie in Louisiana said...

Now I see where your talent comes from...great table topper. Sure hope you moved closer to your Mom so you guys can sew together.

jlk said...

I can't believe you didn't speak up for that! It is way cute.

Kristen said...

I really love that line and that brown makes the colors pop! I'm glad you are doing well! I love those constants- the dollar aisle and the berry fruit drinks!

sewtakeahike said...

ahhh, I saw that quilt photo on flickr and thought that was your new back yard Amy! now I understand. Your mom does great work and I agree, needs to start a blog too!

pippablue said...

You've all been very busy this week! Fab quilts.

NEEDLE BENDER said...

The quilt your mom made is lovely, and I love the fabric line. The quilting is very nice, and sets off the quilt nicely.

Aunt Spicy said...

thank goodness for costco and target! your moms quilt is just adorable, I havent tried sashing with a disappearing nine-patch...I just may have to copy her!

MandMStudio said...

Lovely:)

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