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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

December 3, 2011

Christmas quilts, stitcheries, crafts and music

I was so blessed to have a grandmother who made quilts,

and my other grandmother was a song/hymn writer. I was fortunate to inherit both gifts. They are gifts.  My mother loved to sew but didn't have any desire to quilt. I  am nuts over quilting and dream up patterns in my head most nights. 
This hand sewn quilt was made by my mother's mother. All hand appliqued.

 My other grandmother was a song leader in the early 1900's and played the piano at church starting at 13.  I also started playing at 13 in church and then leading worship for services by 16.  I have a difficult time turning the music off (in my head) at night.  
Above-my raggy rose applique tablerunners I've been selling in Etsy!

 All this to say...ahead of time...I am sending some songs in to a publishing company for the first time in my life (I'm 51) and am ecstatic at finally having the nerve to do this. I've written quite a bit of music, and we actually sing it at church...but I've never had the nerve to send it anywhere...my kids have said-with a deep thought-"Why not?"  Hahahha...good answer!
Love quilts with red and white in them, old, new, vintage, worn, frayed...I love them!
At 51 I'm a little worn and frayed! Hahahha

These two quilts were made a couple of years ago-both Thimbleberry Patterns.

 Santa stitchery-Leisure arts

 Can't remember where the next couple patterns were from...I do know this Santa is by Carole Emmer...she is a wonderful cross stitch designer. I love the faces on the Santas she creates...

Below is a little once inch square-each design is in an inch...I made this one up myself.
 And below is not a stitchery but salt dough holly leaves, covered with Martha Stewart glitter, and finished off with a red button on burlap, wrapped around a portion of toilet paper cardboard! Hahaha...when you craft you will resort to anything!
Hope your weekend is absolutley wonderful!
"Better are the days ahead of you than the days behind you." Ecclesiastes 7:8


butterfly said...

Your Grandmother was a lovely stitcher, I can see you follow in her foot steps.

Neabear said...

Such precious crafts and things in your post. You indeed do have gifts! I wish you the best in getting published. That would be so exciting!! You will have to share the news with us when you hear back...