Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Two Old Finishes


I was at my grandma's over this past weekend and saw two pillows that I had stitched for her a while ago, so I snapped a picture! One is the US Map by Sue Hillis. I changed it up a little bit. Sue had all the capital cities charted, for each state. Well, my grandparents have been to every state (at least once) so I casually asked my grandma what her favorite places were in each state, and added those. Somebody (a long time ago!) helped me with the little poem at the bottom. It's been in their motorhome for years and at the age of 90, they just sold their motorhome. But she used to love to show it off!



This pillow I think is a pattern called Friendship. The middle word is supposed to say Friend, but I put Grandma! All the words seemed to fit her perfectly! That border was the pits though!

She was telling me a story the other day about how she has problems with dairy products now. Then she added, "Well mother was like that towards the end too!" I thought to myself "towards the end?!!" And she said, "Well, now.. did I just say towards the end?!" And laughed! She will be 90 this June and while she is in great health, I do realize she is "towards the end" of a great life! She will be terribly missed whenever that time comes! I'm hope it won't be for a while! I'll miss her like crazy...

6 comments:

Brenda said...

Your grandmother sounds like a cool lady to know. Hope I get to meet her sometime.

staci said...

Those are terrific pillows and your Grandma sounds like she has a great sense of humor ;)

Sonda in OR said...

Love those pillows! Your grandma sounds like a kick!

Hi! I'm Michelle said...

Your pillows are beautiful! You put a lot of meaning in both of them. I know they have to be very special to your grandma. :) Just like you.

Teri said...

What great pillows and gifts! I love the way you personalized both of them for your grandma. I'm sure these keepsakes will be in the family for a long time.

Daffycat said...

These are wonderful!