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Wyoming/Nebraska, United States
I am a Grandma with a passion for beauty, joy and life. Finding yourself seems to be the answer to a joyous heart, peaceful soul and quilting does this for me. Putting the Lord first in life keeps me grounded.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Something 'new" from something "old"

This is the challenge--we all have things we are unsure why we have them, why we keep them!  I had a customer give me a pile of grandma/great grandma hankies and wanted to have gifts made of them for siblings.  I got my creative brain locked in and decided to design and make "crazy quilt" wall hangings..everyone will have a piece of each of the hankies for the memory.  They turned out to be a nice size wall hanging that each got for a Christmas give and I got a note that said that all where happy and touched.  Here is what they looked like, I think I posted them when I finished them.
There happen to be about 6 hankies left that I could not bring myself to cut up....they are delicate, beautiful work and well you can see...full of memories.  I talked with the customer and told her that I had an idea about making little bags to give to her daughter/grand daughters as wedding gifts.....Here is what I came up with and they are nice memory keepers for a bride to be from the past!
I'll post a few more and steps on how I make them when I get a few more finished, if anyone is interested.......

1 comment:

  1. I TOLD you that you had the gift of Creativity! Not everyone has it - the little "pouch" is so lovely. I saw the other hankies and again, never thought you could do anything with them and you proved me wrong! Good job.