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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Kitchen Tales


No, this isn't a tale of my Thanksgiving kitchen. I am living vicariously through all of my Quilt Mavericks friends for those tales. Today, we will be having a day of Thanks with my Mother at her retirement community dining room. We will have standing rib roast, turkey, ham and all the fixings. The only thing we won't have will be the leftovers, which I dearly love!

Today's tale is about the little Kitchen Tales wallhanging that I completed for my friend, Sandy Brown, who died unexpectedly a couple of months ago in her sleep. She had started the redwork, and it was sent to me to finish. The cherry fabric and the red fabric were fat quarters that were in a box of her fabric that was also shared with me. After re-thinking the border, I was able to finally get it done with no additional fabric! The doily adds a touch of whimsey and makes it feel more like a friendly kitchen tale at the table, I think,

Anyway, it's done now; quilted, bound, and hanging sleeve attached. It's all wrapped and waiting for the mail to leave tomorrow to go back to Sandy's family in CA. I am thankful today to have known my friend, Sandy.

12 comments:

Darcie said...

Your wallhanging looks wonderful, Sharon. Sandy would be so thrilled, I'm certain. What a nice honor for you to take it and finish it for her family. That's what friends are for!

Have a beautiful day with your loved ones, Sharon!

Darcie

Holly said...

That is sooo cute! The doily adds a nice touch - you did a great job finishing it up.

Joanne said...

Great finish, Sharon. Great idea on the doily -- I'm sure her family will treasure this always.

Bonnie said...

This does look like a Sandy quilt! I've thought of her so often in the past couple of months. I never got to meet her in person, but still, she was part of our fat-quarters circle, and I miss her posts! You did a great job on this Sharon, and I know her family is going to be really pleased and touched, especially at this holiday season.

Bonnie

Samantha said...

I am sorry you lost your friend. The redwork on that quilt is fantastic!!!! Cute wallhanging, good finish! Happy Thanksgiving!

Finn said...

Love the redwork..it's soooo cute! And happy..*S* And a really creative way to make that fabric work in the wallhanging. It's wonderful..love the touch the doily adds.
A priceless gift in my opinion..*VBS* Hope you turkey day was a happy one..*S*

Debra Spincic said...

Wonderful interpretation of an older style! Great tribute to your friend too.

Nines said...

Congrats on finishing your friends quilt. It's like a memorial quilt, that they helped you make, themselves. Wow. You did a fine job and I can imagine you thought of her constantly as you stitched. That couldn't have been easy, but I feel certain her family will be so blessed by your generosity.

JudyL said...

That's so nice to have finished that for Sandy's family. I'm sure Sandy was blessed to have had you for a friend!

Judy L.

Ms. Jan said...

Sharon, this is so Sandy! She was the queen of improvisation and she would have loved what you did with her project! I know Jennifer, Becky and Jeff will be pleased!!
jan

Tonya R said...

The quilt turned out so great, Sharon, and I'm sure your friend's family will love it always.

Dawn said...

Oh Sharon, this turned out wonderful, and the little doily really is cute with it. Her family is going to be so happy to get it. That was so wonderful of you!