Thursday, September 24, 2009

Creating through Loss

For those few of you who are waiting to see my Lover's Knot quilt finished it is being quilted!!  Yea!!

Last week I had the opportunity to visit with some extended family when I went to stay with my aunt while my Mom was down for her cousins funeral.  It is always a sad thing to go to a funeral and at the same time happy.  You mourn the loss of a loved one and reaquaint yourselves with family you haven't seen for a while.  I loved seeing my Mom, Aunts and Uncles and of course my cousins and my nephew who came so that my Mom who doesn't like to travel alone could come.  Sunday night we had a family dinner at my Aunt Midge's house.  Uncle Bob barbequed hamburgers (beef and elk) and hotdogs.  My Uncle Clair, my Mom and my nephew Nathan, and my cousin Dayna and her family were there.  We had a great time talking and eating and just enjoying each others company.  I being (what I like to call myself) a seamstress, couldn't help but notice the cute skirt that Dayna's daughter Jessica was wearing.  Dayna told me they had bought it at a garage sale for $2!  It was a cute little skirt that was made from jeans on the top and had a gauzy fabric on the bottom.  Very cute so I decide that I need to make my own version of this cute skirt and here you have it!  I took an old pair of Kimmy's jeans and my new quilting fabric and made her a new skirt!  Not a very good picture but you can get the just of it.  Jean top and classic pillow case dress for the bottom.  What a good way to use those scraps of fabric laying around!  I can't wait to play around and do the next one!  Let's see...maybe we will go the other direction with the strips!  A little more rufflly!!!

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