Monday, August 18, 2014
Making a Splash!
I've listed a new pattern in my Craftsy shop. It is called Splash because it is made with 'goose in the pond' blocks and I used my dad's plaid shirts for the blocks. The story goes...when my kids were little my parents used to take them to the local park to feed the ducks at the pond. My son David was very enthusiastic about this activity and while throwing bread to the ducks one day, he managed to hurl himself into the pond as well. My dad, being a very vigilant protector of his grandchildren, managed to catch David's foot before he was completely submerged. Nearby visitors remarked "Good Catch!" I never had to worry about my babies when my parents were in charge.
Two years ago, my dad passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly. I asked my mom if I could use his shirts to make some memory quilts. This is the quilt I made for my mom. She absolutely loves it, and she says it makes her feel close to him when she's missing him. It makes me smile to think of all the joy he shared with my children.
Enjoy every stitch!