Thursday, February 9, 2012

Moki and a Mini Quilt!

I took this shot of moki, doing what Moki loves best, hanging out in his cat tree.
I put it next to the window and he sleeps there now and a perfect place to look out the back door and watch the world.


Our primitive quilt group is doing a BOM for 9 months and along with the moderator, we are redesigning some of Tiffany's free patterns. I started the first one as an appliqué piece, but changed my mind. I have wanted to do a mini stitchery piece and thought this would be perfect for it. I made my blocks 3 1/2" and the sashing will be an inch wide. It will be a fun piece to hang for next year. I also got some sad news about one of my sisters, there are 6 girls and 2 boys in my family. She found out that she has late stage breast cancer and because she has had bypass surgery, they have to be careful with her treatment. So, I have started a lap quilt to comfort her while she goes through treatment. I am using Jan pateks Emily quilt as a base, and will add a few of my own touches. I am hoping I can get it down by next week and mail it off to her as a surprise when she starts treatment. Hopefully I can work on it without messing up, since I will be rushing;) 



18 comments:

Karen said...

I am so sorry about your sister's health problem. I hope all goes well.
You have some cute little stitcheries in the works.

Orange Sink said...

I am sorry to hear about your sister and pray she can be helped with some treatment. Stay strong and keep your stitching as your comfort. You do beautiful work and your sister is so lucky to have the work of your hands to comfort her in this difficult time.
Prayers and hugs!
Cathy G

Joanne said...

Wishing your sister good thoughts on her treatment and recovery - I'm sure a lap quilt will be comforting to her. That Moki is so handsome - anytime you want - you can send him my way!

cucki said...

oh dear i am so sorry about your sister's health problem..she is in my prayers..i hope everything goes well..
lap quilt is such a sweet idea..
keep well ..love for you
hugs cucki xxxx

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I'm very sorry for your sister and you and your family for what she has to go through. What a loving sister you are getting ready to comfort her already. I pray that everything goes well with her treatment.
Hugs,
Susan
p.s. Kitty is sweet!

Kathie said...

love the blocks and the picture of Moki is adorable.
I am so sorry to hear about your sisters health but today they can do amazing things...keep up the good thoughts and I am sure the quilt will be perfect and well loved
Kathie

Deborah O'Hare said...

Your quilt will be such a comfort. I send my thoughts and best wishes to you and your sister at this difficult time.

acorn hollow said...

So sorry to hear of your sisters cancer. Your quilts are wonderful and I am sure she will love it.
the piece you show is wonderful.
Cathy

Jacque. said...

Prayers for your sister...and a lap quilt will be perfect for her. A huge comfort.

Quilt Hollow said...

I am saddened to hear about your sister. I wish I were closer to help you whip up the quilt for her. I am sure each stitch you take will be filled with wonderful times you both spend together. Moki is one handsome kitty. May your day be filled with wonderful surprises.

Allie said...

Saying prayers for your sister - that's devastating news, sweetie. So good of you to make her a quilt. Does she live very far from you?

I love your little blocks and that darling pic of Moki. I'm sure he really appreciates the high perch near the window!

paulette said...

Oh Deb, I am so sorry to hear about your sister! I'm sure your beautiful and thoughtful quilt will bring her comfort in this difficult time!! My thoughts are with you...BIG hug!
Paulette

HomeSpunPrims said...

Debbie,
I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. I will keep her in my prayers. Your gift will be a special comfort to her I'm sure.

Your little blocks are adorable. Big hugs, Lori

Shelley said...

Oh Debbie, I am so sorry to hear about your sister! That dang old cancer, I pray every day that they find a cure to obliterate it! (((Hugs))) to you :)

frontporchprims said...

I hope her surgery goes well. I have 2 sisters and I cherish them so much. The lap quilt will be so special for her. Kitty's cute just hanging out. -Steph-

Firecracker Kid said...

Sorry to hear this about your sister. I'm sure she will find comfort in your gift. Prayers and hugs.
Carol

Staci said...

I am so sorry! I know how hard this can be, and I hope and pray things go well for your sisters treatment.

Carole said...

Moki is so cute! What a great idea to do the prim bom as a stitchery! Why didn't I think of that? I did hop on the wagon as I did not want to have a commitment to make a quilt. But... hand stitching I can handle. It is definitely more productive than playing solitaire on the computer. Have the whole Santa quilt stitched with some hand towels and now started a new project. Lacking energy to blog about it! So, the next best thing to blogging is visiting a friend. Have a great day! Hugs!