Friday, April 22, 2022

A Quilt for a Rock Star

Here is the completed "slice and dice" project I mentioned in my last post.

Last week our son was visiting and told us how very concerned he is for his friend who is battling lung cancer. His friend is a gifted musician. He is well known and respected in the rock music scene here in Houston and beyond.  Our son Larry has played in a number of venues with him. Larry is a talented musician as well. 

I asked if he would like me to make a quilt for Todd. He got all excited and said he knew exactly what he would love if I could make it.

What he had in mind was something to represent Eddie Van Halen's famous "Frankenstein" guitar. Being fairly ignorant of that stage of rock music I had no idea. but with the aid of the ever helpful internet I found numerous pictures of the many variations and copies of that guitar there are in the world.
I went to work with a solid red background and integrated slices of white and black.
Our son was pleased. He said what I had done would be instantly recognizable to anyone familiar with that guitar. Yay!
He delivered the quilt to the hospital yesterday. Larry was not allowed in the room, but did get messages and a picture of a very happy Todd with the quilt over him.
For those who don't believe as I do, not a problem. But I believe that when we pray God hears. I truly believe it makes a difference. I always pray over the quilts as I make them, and I prayed a LOT over this one. I continue to pray for strength and healing for Todd and for grace for his wife.

Meanwhile here at Muddle Manor flowers are rampantly blooming everywhere and we love it! Lots of them come inside to bring happiness in here as well.

I hope everything and everyone is happy and healthy in your world, and that you are finding ways to spread joy wherever and however you can!

Hugs and kisses,

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Happy Easter!

I wish you a very Happy Easter! I recently finished quilting this Lion and the Lamb panel.  We are loving seeing it hanging in the hallway. It seems to say so many things about The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, who is also the Lamb of God who took away the sins of the world.

In much lighter news, I've been playing again, this time with decoupage. These are a few of my finished projects. It's fun, and I guess it keeps me out of trouble! There are Facebook groups aplenty and lots of tutorials on YouTube as well if you're interested..

This is a little "slice and dice" project I'm making for a friend of our sons. More about it later.

A block I made with a new GO! die, Goose Tracks. I like it! I'm sure there will be more of these showing up around here in the near future.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter, and that you celebrate the life you've been given!

Hugs and kisses,

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Happy Days

What a lot of pretty things going on here - inside and outside. I am loving the flowers! They seem to have been extra pretty this year. Or maybe I'm just glad to see them. Anyway, I have surely enjoyed looking at them 
As you can see there is a bunny who has moved from place to place to get in the picture. He was a happy find while we were out shopping one day.

I finished this little green quilt. It was one of those "just because I could" quilts.  I've been making those scrappy blocks for a while, just enjoying putting them together, and it seemed good to me to put some green blocks in between and make a quilt. So I did.

Now this one is something extra. I have a friend who allowed me to choose one of the antique quilt tops she had been given for myself. I chose this one. I've always liked those 1930's/1940's fabrics, and I really like this pattern, so it was quite a blessing to me. The green fabric in the sashings is not as strong as I'd like it to be, but perhaps with the backing and simple meander quilting it will survive and be happy for a while. It is living in the office right now.

I have more things to share, but I think this is enough for one post. I'll be back soon with more.

I hope you have lots in your world that is making you feel happy and blessed!

Hugs and kisses,