I thought, well isn't that gorgeous! (Isn't it?? I mean...really, very chic.) And the caption led me to a blog for Cherry House Quilts (see them under my favorites to the right). So I read a little bit and just thought it was uber-cool and had to share. Plus, I think a lot of women my age don't have a hobby or passion like that to call their own these days. Something hands-on that can change your life, you know? Mama used to make dresses for us kids when we were little. Well, not all the kids, just the girls, because a dress on a boy would be awkward. But I remember this one blue and white dress. Sarah wasn't born yet and Leah and I both had matching dresses and Ed had a shirt or something of some kind. I think I was so adorable in that portrait we took, even if I had a cut or something on my lip. All that being said...I wish I could sew.
My mother has been a quilter in previous years. She finished Sarah's (my sister) in I'd guess a year or so. It's a very bright pink/white background (not sure that's the appropriate word) and has flowers on it. Keep in mind, I'm pretty sure Mom just had the quilt top from a box she bought at auction and didn't piece the top by hand. Anyway, then I selected my quilt top and it was NEVER FINISHED. That's right Mom, I'm calling you out!! Get on it!! Oh, and that was like 3 or so years ago that she started for anyone thinking, "Give the lady a chance", so...she's had time.
If you're a quilter...or sewing person, visit Cherry House's blog! It has some pretty awesome quilts and, she's fun to read. Seriously...do it. The link is right over -->
By the way, I never understood that phrase, a stitch in time saves nine. What's that about?