Remade – faith, sewing, and you.
This past month, I had the bittersweet joy of working on three memory quilts for a family. Here’s a glimpse at my process.
Here’s a look at at how the original “adventure bag” has evolved over the past 2 1/2 years and a peek at the latest version designed by my 9 year old.
Our girls wear a lot of leggings. And, the way the three of them play…there are a lot of knee holes in those thin, stretchy pants. Once the holes get to a certain point, I usually cut them off into shorts and we get another season or two of wear out of the deal. Today my daughter talked me into mending them instead. Here’s how we made it happen!
A reclaimed Baptism bonnet has been in the back corner of my mind for several months now (along with a lot of other project ideas!). I was happy to have an excuse to sew one up for the annual Lutheran School Association Auction Fundraiser in Cole Camp, MO.
I had been diligently storing away even the smallest pieces of this keepsake memory project so there would be nothing left to discard at the end.
Memorial projects are incredibly special to me. I love hearing stories about the person’s life and keep them in the forefront of my mind as I cut and sew, doing my best to incorporate bits and pieces of who they were into the design. My goal is always to create a piece that can be a tangible reminder of a beautiful person whose memory lives on in the hearts of those who loved him or her. Here is a peek at my process.
This summer I finally got my Mother’s Day project finished and hung up (thanks, Dad!). I loved this project for a few reasons…
Life is short. Instead of trying to jam as many things as possible into that brief span, I’m trying to enjoy everything in front of me as much as I can.
It may not have been the most productive morning by most measures, but it was incredibly enjoyable to see the wonder and rapt attention on the kids faces.
And it was productive in the way that observing nature always is – it teaches us about the world and ourselves in endless illustrations of life.