I came home with goodies and unpacked the bags this morning. First one is from Mom.
A runner for the dresser in my guest room. We bought the bedroom furniture with the house and it’s nice, sturdy furniture but the top of the dresser was scratched up. Mom made me a runner for it. It was folded up so it’s not “wavy” but if the folds don’t relax I’ll give it a light press.
She also made me some oven mitts from the GO die I’d bought her, some small zippered bags for my knitting tools, and set of appliqué hearts for me to make another Log Cabin Hearts quilt. I appliquéd the hearts I used on the first quilt, I’ve already pieced and donated a second quilt and I’ve got another set of hearts here ready to use … this makes set #3 she has appliquéd for me.
You get to see the “work” I do for Mom on the blog – kitting up projects, quilting tops, drafting patterns for her … but she’s always doing/making things for me in return. Our partnership has gone on 21 years so far and I’m hoping we have many more! The bag also contained a couple tops I’m going to quilt for her…
….and it held leftover fabric from projects she’s already completed. I love that I’m able to share my generous stash with her for some of her projects and she always returns the leftovers. Some of it is yardage and some of it just helps feed my scrap bins! She even returns the plastic bags that I use to kit up her projects so that I can reuse them.