Saturday, March 27, 2021

Shireley's quilts

My BIL sent me a couple of quilts that my sister had made, as her illness progressed.  This is a paper pieced cardinal that she made.  
And this is the whole wall hanging.  You can see that this must have been an early quilt for her, but along in her illness, too. She loved to sew, and told me to sew, sew, sew, while I am still able too. Sage advice!
I made this for her, and it was sent back to me.  She loved hummingbirds.  It is faded and has been well loved.  
Shireley made this quilt.  Paper pieced.  I am glad to have some of her work.  
You cannot see this, but this is a little quilt I sent to her...hand quilted hummingbirds.  I wish you could see it...I believe is is pre blog work from me.

 And I made some more hats!  More and more...it is fun to make a "garment!"



Just documenting the days...and you have a great day yourself!



Julie

11 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Beautiful work and treasured memories to tuck in your heart and keep forever. Hugs~

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Treasured items given to reinforce shared memories and love. I’m glad that your BIL sent them to you.

Rose Marie said...

So lovely that you got those items to treasure; but so sad too! It was nice of your BIL to think of you.

Julie A Hutcherson said...

I'm not here often. I don't have a sister. From a young age, I wanted one. That said, I am dearly fond of my younger brother. My heart goes out to you on your loss. Unimaginable. Tender hugs!

Binsa said...

Loved seeing Shireley’s work Julie hugs and love Binsa

Lori said...

That is so lovely you have something special that your sis made. They are beautiful!

Kyle said...

Both of you do beautiful work. The paper pieced birds are lovely. Good advice.

Susan said...

It is so wonderful that you have at least one of your sister's works. It's beautiful, and so meaningful for you. Yay on more hats!

Quilter Kathy said...

Sorry to hear about your sister. So wonderful to have shared pieces that you have both made and received... such a legacy of love!

Ruth said...

I clicked on the "white hummingbirds" photo and it enlarged so I could actually see the hummingbird in that corner! It was beautiful, and I'm sure you are happy to have some of your sister's handiwork. Take care!

Janet O. said...

Must be kind of bittersweet to have your sister's things while the hurt is still so fresh! But they are precious treasures, and I am glad you have them.