Last month, the 3rd July to be precise my Dear Dad died peacefully at home. He had been sick for a while with cancer but when he got very weak he went to bed and slipped away, waking only briefly to have a final cup of tea (he loved tea!) and to give us all a kiss. He was the coolest Dude ever - only 65, far too young.
As you can imagine I miss him very much, but I'm a crafter, and what do we crafters do?
WE KEEP CALM AND MAKE SOMETHING!!
He had a great collection of shirts, so last week I went and chose 5 and then took the scissors to them,
Its amazing how much fabric is in a shirt!
Now, I have made 3 quilts before this, I am no where near an expert and as you know my straight lines are never straight so there were bound to be mistakes......
In fact if you are a quilt maker then this will probably hurt your eyes - Woefull attempts at patches lining up!
then I put my trusty sewing machine to work - the light is to bright here because it was late at night and all the kitchen lights were on. The funny thing about sewing is that once I start time just flies by! At 2pm I looked at the clock and thought, I'll keep going for an hour, then I really have to go shopping for dinner...... the next thing I knew, they were all home because it was somehow 6pm!
And this is it! it measures 66x45 inches, it took me forever to work out a plan for the patches, I had all sorts of elaborate designs but settled for the simplest - I'm really happy with it.
Look how snuggly it is!!!!! its big enough to wrap up in, in fact i'm wishing the winter upon us so I can wear it around the house all the time.
The Cool Dude Himself!