02 september 2009

Pieces of life

Two weeks since my last post....and it has not been ordinary weeks. We came back home from our little trip on Thursday. Since Friday my mother has been in hospital with heart problems....
A lot of worrying....she´s still in hospital....I´m sure she will recover and life will go back to normal again....
But there will be a couple of weeks before this journey is over. That means less time in my studio because I have to look after her cat every day (he´s so cute....but lives half an hour away....two hours on the road for me) and of course visit her in the hospital.

This is why it´s two weeks since my last post, but I have done a lot of sewing too. If I´m totally honest it´s the housework that´s not done. Can´t resist quilting....

Ten blocks are finished, some of them paper pieced.

It has been a lot of fun......

....and a lot of pieces

I think I´m very satisfied with the result!

I will use these blocks for decoration in my studio. Therefore I added letters on them.

Next step is blanket stitches on the letters....

....a thin grey border on each block....

.....then hand quilting.

The last step will be a red binding to match my little logo butterfly.

Here he is on a quilt. I´m gonna make another copy of him on masonite for this studio decoration. Photos will come......

I will be back soon, lots to show, but now it´s time to get dressed and leave for the cat.... Maybe (??!!) he´s hungry....


13 kommentarer:

Ali Honey sa...

I love your name blocks, they will look great hung up. Do hope your Mum improves soon so you can get back to normal routines.
Hugs for you both from Ali.

Christine sa...

Hope your Mum will be better very soon, love your quilt blocks and your little tote bag is in the mail, hopefully it will cheer you up a bit.

cheers
Christine

Jackie sa...

I hope all is well with your mom and that she is home soon. I love what you are working on and it will look beautiful when complete.

Noémia sa...

I feel sorry for your mother, hope she get better soon.
I love your blocks!:)

Joy sa...

Wow Helena, you've had such a busy time lately I'm surprised you got to stitch at all ;o). Your blocks are amazing and I just love how the letters 'pop' on them.
I hope your Mum has a very speedy recovery and is feeling much better soon!!
take care,
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Chookyblue...... sa...

hope you mum improves quickly.........

2ne sa...

Nydelig fargeskala på blokkene. Dette blir flott på veggen :-)

Handmade by Mai sa...

The best wished for the recovery of your Mom. And those blocks are so gorgeous.

OzRose sa...

Best wishes to your mum :)

Love the colours on your new quilt too - cant wait to see the finished item.

Take care

aubirdwoman sa...

warm fuzzies to your Mum.
Love the quilt would love to visit your Studio.

Никушка sa...

O, sorry! I will pray for your dear Mum!!! And hope all will good! Love from Russia Nika

Debra sa...

I hope your mother has a speedy recovery Helena...i love your little logo butterfly...very sweet...your banner is looking great.!! :)

Magia da Inês sa...

Olá amiga!
Conheci o seu cantinho que é tudo de bom!...
Lindo, criativo e muito alegre.
Amei mesmo!!!
Parabéns pelo seu trabalho!
Espero você em:
magiadaines.blogspot.com
Um ótimo domingo!
Beijinhos carinhosos.
Itabira - Brasil