Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving stitches...

I am very excited to get back to the sewing machine and my scrappy blocks this week, but we went to Swarthmore, PA for Thanksgiving (near Philadelphia) to spend time with Steve's family so I was separated from my project.

I took this little wall hanging quilt along in hopes that I would get to work on it.  The hand-quilting of Boxer Rebellion is going well and I am very close to being finished...I hope to finish it this week!  This old threadbare underwear needles like butter!  My Steve is a really good sport...
I am quilting little details...like the "6-pack" abs, etc...ha-ha-ha!
It was a little awkward, explaining this quilt to my husband's mother...there I was, chatting with her while putting stitches through her son's underwear.  I'm sure it's not the first time I have seemed strange to his family...
Then I remember that my daughter is an only child...what will she think of this some day when we are gone and she is faced with a mountain of quilts, with this one on top??  It is a part of my quilt legacy.  I suppose I should put some thought into the label for this quilt...I should make sure I explain the story of how the quilt came to be.  Every quilt deserves that, but especially one with such a 'tongue in cheek' origin...

I hope you got some stitching done over the long holiday weekend!

In stitches,
Teresa  :o)

17 comments:

  1. I got a kick out of this post. I love this quilt and especially your Boxer Rebellion block. That's cute!

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  2. its such a great story, yes it needs a long label explaining!
    your dd probably gets it though!
    ah your MIL must have been taken back, a different generation ;)
    this is a true folk art quilt in mho!
    Kathie

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  3. I love your stories. You should collect the stories and take photos of the quilts and put them in a book. It would be a great one!

    hugs from south Louisiana
    beebee

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  4. You make me laugh, I just had to quilt a memorial quilt for a co-worker that was made out of her husbands (who passed away from cancer) boxers!! It as probably the strangest quilt request I have had. Who knew you would have the perfect response to it!!
    :-)

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  5. This is just a hoot! And love the laughter that comes from this post.

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  6. I love this so much It just makes me laugh and laugh :D

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  7. The funniest quilt ever!! Great idea!

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  8. The boxer quilt is looking great! It is truly inspired...A quilt leagacy to be sure, from both you and Steve!

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  9. It's so good to see you having fun with this quilt - love the 6-pack details! I think your label may be rather large with all the necessary explanation on it!!

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  10. Your legacy is humor and creativity. It's nothing if not creative. And darned funny! :-)

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  11. I love this quilt and all the humor that goes along with it. My kinda project!

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  12. Teresa, you crack me up! This is just the most creative quilt I've ever seen and hilarious to boot! Like the others said, it will take quite a large label to explain it all, but you must! LOL

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  13. My MIL thinks I'm a bit odd too :0) It's a great quilt - with so much originality and humor. A label is probably a good idea!

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  14. I think that's a great quilt and it will be a treasure for many generations!

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  15. I can barely control my smiles ...what a delightful quilt...

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    Thanks,
    Judy

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