Friday, December 11, 2015

A Special Stitchery.

 One of my quilting friends passed away from cancer almost two years ago and her DH asked her closest friends to help him to find homes for her treasures. Bev was a lovely lady who shared my love of appliqué and we were both members of the Castlemaine Appliqué Group. A mutual friend suggested we each stitch a block of this Stitchery from her stash and then raffle the quilt to raise money for cancer research.
     I've spent the past week stitching the block as we want to share them at our Appliqué meeting tomorrow. Stitcheries are not something I have done a lot of but I did enjoy thinking of happy times with Bev while I stitched.
     It's also a great relief to have another finish to cross off my list. It's only a block but I didn't want to leave it unfinished and keeping the group waiting for my block. I also have a Santa stocking to make for our newest family member, our youngest DD's fiancé so that is at the top of my list. I'll be dropping off the donation quilts and gifts to the homeless teen group next week and will gave to focus on getting ready to have the family home for Christmas. That and more night shifts will be keeping me busy.
Hope your plans are coming along nicely too and if you find a few spare hours, please let me know where so I can pick some up too.
Hugs, Jan Mac


marijke Kleefman-Sandee said...

what a lovely stichery block Jan .I love the idea to make a quilt together this way .
wish you and Ray a nice weekend .Hugs marijke

Anonymous said...

How nice to make a quilt from blocks you all stitched...