Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Green wool jacket

I machine quilted my wall hanging (was not easy to do through the wool felt, batt and backing). As I was doing the handwork on the binding I put on the movie How to Make an American Quilt, I could not believe my eyes, near the end of the story Fynn played by Winona Ryder was wearing the exact same jacket (except it was red) that I cut up for my quilt! Exact same applique and embroidery in the same areas on the jacket. So much for thinking the jacket was from the 50's or 60's. Now I have no idea when and where it was made. Maybe it was a very expensive piece of clothing! That would be my luck.



My friend Beverly stopped by showed me some of her new African Folk Embroidery she's been working on. I love how she places her colors. She also added twilling stitches in the middle of the flower.



A few of the other pieces.



My niece in Florida just out of Navy boot camp. She loved it and is excited to be going out to sea soon.



Her new tattoo, she's the 3rd. generation in our family to join the Navy and had the years of enlistments tattooed on. 1944 her grandfather (my father), 1980 her father (my brother), and 2009 for her. I'm very excited for her she wanted to see the world and now she is on her way.




1 comment:

Deb H said...

Your little quilt turned out beautiful. I amazed that you machine quilted it. Not because I thought you couldn't, you've bee machine quilting longer than I have. I just thought you liked hand quilting wool better. It turned out great.

Congrats to the niece. Good for her!

Beverly's embroiederies are beautiful! Tell her hello from me. & when is she going to come knocking on my door?

Hey, my Dad told me there is a new quiltshop in Whitehall. He said it's owned by Kathy Link (a gal I went to OVHS with).

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