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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Happy, Sad


Here is the Phebe center as it is today. I finally finished all the oak leaves and acorns! The red diamond corners are giving me problems though and I'm still trying to figure out how to applique them so the points are actually in the corners.


I know some of you haven't seen what a finished Phebe quilt looks like so here is a scanned image. As you can see I have a little work ahead of me. I am so glad that the Ohio Stars are finished and waiting!

I will probably not be posting regularly for awhile. Hospice has been called in to care for my mother. I am taking Phebe along to do what handwork is left while I sit with her. Quilting can be a great comfort.

Take care, Mayleen

10 comments:

  1. For your corner, how about using your templates for G and F that you used for frame 3, and reverse your finish corner, so it points in the other direction.

    Or, change the G section, so it becomes a triangle instead of a diamond.

    Carole Y. from Canada

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  2. Oh Mayleen, I didn't know your mom was that sick. It is a great comfort to have something to work on while sitting--it would drive me nuts to just sit and wait. My mom has dementia, and I pieced all the flower blocks to a queen size quilt while watching her last year. I can't take it with me now, because I am sewing the blocks together & it is too big. You will always remember this quilt with your "mom time". The center is just gorgeous. You did a wonderful job at picking out fabrics.

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  3. Sending you hugs and warm thoughts. I was with each of my parents while they were in hospice. Such a special and difficult time.

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  4. So sorry Mayleen! I too am sending hugs and warm thoughts. It can be comforting to have hand work during stressful times. It keeps the hands busy and the mind focused. Take Care

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  5. Your gorgeous Phebe will give you comfort while you are sitting with your mother, I am sure. I wish you lots of strenght in this difficult period, dear Mayleen! Thinking of you!

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  6. Your quilt is so gorgeous! It is really good to have handwork when you sit with someone in the hospital or hospice. I trust it will be a comfort to you at this difficult time. If we haven't gone through this (I have), it will come at some time in our lives.

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  7. Hi Mayleen
    So sorry to hear about your mum. I agree with Ruth in that your sewing will be weaved into your memories of the spent together.
    This link to the Moose bay muses blog may help with the corners:
    http://moosebaymuses.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/dog-tooth-borders-part-2.html

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  8. So sorry about your mom.....the stitching will help to pass some of the time. And those stitches will become your moms stitches at least they did for me. Prayers for you, your mom and family.

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  9. Sorry to hear about your mom - how things are going well for her and you -
    take care and I hope you find a little peace in stitching.

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  10. You're doing very well with your Phebe quilt so far Mayleen!! Sorry to hear about your Mum....

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