My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Life Is Beautiful

This morning I finished another "Life Is Beautiful" stitchery. I love the sentiments stitched into these, they will make a beautiful quilt (...one day....!)
Sorry, I know it needs a good press but I couldn't be bothered
getting Mum's iron out. I did sit it under a book all day but it
didn't help much!
I am down at Mum and Dad's helping out again.... so thought I would share what has been going on in Granny's sewing room...
 A spot of mending. Dad produced his woolen coat for a button to be replaced and the buttonholes tidied up. His father gave it to him over 55 years ago. Here it is on the trusty Bernina I learnt to sew on... it still goes well but I missed my knee lift and automatic needle up-down button!!!
And a lovely old stiletto.. I don't think I have ever used one of these, but it
made me feel very professional!!
 Gosh the coat was made well, I'm not surprised it took  55 years for the odd button to fall off. They are sewn on with a little button at the back in VERY strong thread. The quick-unpic had great trouble taking a button off one side of the coat so I could reattach it where it was needed.
Beautiful lining, and not a raw edge to be seen.
I didn't think I would be asked to do needleturn either, but here is my latest effort-
Yes, more mending!! Another old garment, his dressing gown this time :-)
Dad is doing OK, but had a tumble the other day and broke a foot bone, and has ended up in plaster.
Where there is a will there is a way!
 He had a great day picking grapes from the wheelchair!!
I hope you have all had a happy weekend, thank you for visiting, and happy stitching,

10 comments:

Bro said...

If that is the jacket I think it is, I wore that for 4 years at university.... There is a story behind the knife cut on the sleeve, which unfortunately involves alcohol..

LuAnn said...

It's so nice to see Dad out enjoying his garden. Glad you are there and able to spend time with them. Enjoy your visit. Your stitching is lovely!

sunny said...

I LOVE your Life is Beautiful block! Is that a BOM somewhere? I really like the blue that you're using.

Wendy said...

Aww, I just love the old coat so sturdy, made to pass the test of time. Glad you were able to do some mending for your folks. And I think it's great your dad was able to be out in the garden. Your stitchery is beautiful. I really enjoyed your post today...it made me smile!

Sue said...

Nice that you are visiting with your folks and helping out.

I really love that stitchery. Very pretty:)

Sandra Henderson said...

Gorgeous! ALLL of your photos and subject matter ! Wow!
So hewrt warming to see your dad. Xo

Leeanne said...

Clothes like appliances were made to last, not like now.....look at that old Bernina, it will go and go!
Take care bloggy/favourite quilt shop friend!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful daughter you are I am sure your Mum and Dad are so proud of you! Thanks for sharing.

Cisca said...

I love the Lib in blue!!! Nice to see your Dad in yhe wheelchair, Raewyn!
Happy quilting, Cisca

Bente said...

Hi Raewny. I`m having your Blog in my bloglist, I like what you shows.
I want to stitch the Life is a Journey blocks too, I havent statred yet, just trased the motifs onto fabric. The stitchery is very tiny and fine...
Happy stitching ☺
Bente
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