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Monday, January 17, 2011

A Comforting Hug for Mary

My cousin, Mary, suffered the worst loss that a Grandmother can.  Her beautiful Granddaughter was born with special needs.  She stayed here longer than expected, because of the Love and Care from a wonderful family.

I live about two hours away and felt helpless when I heard the news that she was gone.  I prayed for her immediate family and knew that only time would lessen their pain.  I can't be there to give Mary a comforting hug, when she needs it.  And I know there will be many, many days that she will need comforting.  I decided to make her a quilt, to wrap her in my love and comfort on those days.

This is the quilt that I made for Mary and I hope that she feels my arms around her, when she uses it.

                                                        Dragonfly Dreams for Mary

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mug rugs for the New Year

Happy New Year, Can you believe it is 2011?  If you are like me, 2010 blew through like a speeding car.  I was looking at my postings and realized that I did not post once in December.  I was shocked.  What happened?  I promise to do better.

I did do a little quilting last month.  Making mug rugs and using selvedges has been rolling around in my mind for a while.  So, why not do both.   As I have said before, I belong to a  new quilt bee.  We are three members strong.  I joined a bee to do exchanges and round robins, but we need a few more members or those robins are going to be flying in tight circles.  We exchanged gifts for the holidays and this was one of the goodies that I put in their bag.

A mug rug made from selvedges.  I searched high and low for polka dotted cups.  I found these at Pier 1 and they, also, had beaded coasters with colored bells.  Our bee is called, "Night Divas", so I thought that we needed a diva coaster.

This is Carol's mug rug.  If you look in the top right corner, you will see a selvedge with Night and under it, one with Diva.  She started and named our bee, so she got the only Diva selvedge that I could find.

This is Judith's mug rug.  She has always had a poodle and loves dog fabric.  Top right has paws and the words, Little Paws and Ruff.

This mug rug is mine.  Notice the black and white skull fabric.  The selvedge says, "Bad to the Bone".  This is from the pirate quilt that I made for my son.

I wish each of you, a Happy, Prosperous, Quilty New Year.