Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Surprises!

Marylou brought this wonderful quilt to sewing the other night. Her daughter had sent the material to have her make a quilt for her father-in-law. Marylou is so good and agreed to piece and quilt it. It is not quite the pattern her daughter wanted, but Marylou used her artistic license to create this wonderful quilt.

She is flying to Texas to deliver the quilt in person. How fun is that!

I wanted to make something special for my mom this year. He mother had died when she was 15 and she helped her dad raise her 3 brothers. Her mom had died in childbirth and her sister went to live with my grandmother's sister.I found this picture of my grandparents together, so using this as the base of my idea I completed this little vignette.

The poem in the picture was one that hung by the door in m Grandmother Gladys' home.

There are 5 little words
I would like you to know;
They are:
Pardon me
Thank you
and Please.
Oh, use them so often
wherever you go
There are few words as
important as these.


I hope my mother likes it. I think it turned out pretty fun. I love Christmas surprises! Don't you?? Hope you are getting your surprises done!



  1. Awww your vignette is beautiful Claudia. I miss you guys!

  2. What a great idea. Can we quilt tonight?

  3. i have a bunch of HST i've had for years, Marylou's setting is a great idea. i think i will copy it.. Also , your mother's gift is incredible. Must have one of my talented children do a vinyl wall hanging on wood of it.