Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Two weeks away ~ Quilting, physical therapy, and shopping

While I was away, I attended one of my Mom's Quilting days...and so did a furry friend below. Isn't she just so cute? She didn't get much quilting done, as she was too busy drinking her cup of tea and visiting everyone there. :)
Here's my Momma on Quilting Day. She is recovering from a stroke that paralyzed her entire right side 12/28/2011. She is already back to quilting, a true miracle she thought she'd never do again. Isn't she so pretty?
I took this quilt square to work on at my Mom's Sister~Friends Quilt day ~ I made it for a friend that is retiring at my work.
I'm leading our work team to complete 32 10.5x10.5 squares that will be all different for the quilt. I am thrilled with how mine turned out. I hand drew the teacup pattern. The handle was so tough to get right, so I decided to use buttons in her favorite color, purple, instead of fabric.
The pic of my mother above (standing :) is beside a quilt top she completed for my sister...all done by hand. Isn't she fabulous? I do a square, she does an ENTIRE quilt top - her 13th in 10 years. And, she's standing WITHOUT her cane! ;)

And's a gal named Cathy that I met on my way home to GA at the Shoppes at Mauzy, VA. They allowed me to snap her pic, she was so kind to me. ;)


I hope to post real soon about an auction that I want to do for a blogging friends granddaughter. Kathy Black, from Mimi's Garden blog, experienced a very sad loss late last year when her daughter in law died shortly after childbirth. The money I raise from the items I auction off will all go to this little girl.

Stop by again real soon, as you won't want to miss seeing the items I'll be custom designing to auction off!

I'm going to create a button if you'd like to advertise it on your blog. The more people we get participating, the more interest there might be in bidding on the items and this little blessing of a baby girl will get 100% of the proceeds of the sale of these items.

HINT ~ One item I'll be auctioning off will be a custom designed Tea Cozey with a French theme material made by "Moi".

Happy Easter Everyone!
~CC Catherine


C'est moi Claudette said...

YOUR BACK. I can't believe how wonderful your mama looks. 13 quilts? OMG. Unbelievable. She must have been so happy to have her girls there with her.
Now about that little mannequin? What's up with her?
Love your new fonts. I see you've been twicking : )
I'll await your auctions goodies. Great cause CC.
Claudette (the new moi)
P.S. Don't forget to take that word verification off. You don't need it anymore. Blogger scans the spam.

C'est moi Claudette said...

Happy Easter my dear CC. I'm getting ready to go to our Easter dinner. Sister is on her way : )
Sending you BIG BUNNY HUGS.

Karen said...

Did you steal my little boy Harley for that first picture? It looks exactly lie him - only with a hair cut!
Loved all the pictures of the quilts and your adorable Mom. How fun was this?
Hugs! Karen

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest, YOU ARE BACK! I saw that you sent me an email; my day at school was SO STRESSFUL....I will come back tomorrow for tonight I have to meet with my husband.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISIT AND isn't Claudie just a beautiful human being? I SO WISH I COULD GO TO MEET YOU ALL, but I will explain in email about that...THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS!! Anita

wendy said...

Hey CC....what cute photos of your mom, and I am so happy to hear she is doing well.
amazing that she has put all those quilts together.
MY mom was a great quilter as well, she'd enter them in fairs and such and win ribbons etc.
I. DID. NOT. inherit that skill.
anything that involves a needle and thread makes my dry heave.
Great cause for your auction...that is a sad story.

Julie said...

Always up to good things you are. I think your auction is a sweet help for that little girl. Boy life can be unpredictable. Such a shame.

Those quilts are a ton of work. And very hard on the eyes once the quilting of the layers begins. Lovely to sleep under knowing the hands that pieced it is someone so dear to you.

Just wanted to let you know I picked up your book yesterday and obviously it was timely. Will keep with it when I have time to myself . Seems I have to keep re-reading the page because I haven't absorbed the words.....

Thanks again for sending it. Hope your good.
L. Julie

Miss Janice said...

Bless your Mama's heart! LOVE the quilt:) Happy Mother's Day to you both!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Catherine~so nice catching up with you. What a splendid time for you all. Gosh, it's been so long since we've had a quilt show in town, but when we did it was so amazing to see the talent that goes into each and every creation. Thanks for sharing the fun and beauty of your special day.

Sweet wishes,

wendy said...

CC....I thought I left a comment on this post. I will surely keep up with your blog. I can't wait to meet you this summer.
I am glad your mom is still able to quilt. My mom is extremely talented, she made incredible quilts that won ribbons at fairs, she has done oil paintings that have sold in Waterton National Park here in Canada, she owned a gift store, she has directed plays.....
then....she ended up with a brain tumor that had to be removed, and now she can do none of those things.
breaks my heart.
I treasure the quilts I have from her.
I hope your Easter was wonderful
I hope your Mothers Day was wonderful ( I don't even know if you have children, I have so much to learn about you yet)
happy spring my friend

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello CC~ I've got a favor to ask...I would like to invite you over for a visit to see a very special post I've written. I would love it if you could take a few moments to stop by.
Thank you,