Thursday, January 3, 2013

Look Who's Mowing the Lawn

My baby is growing up. *sigh*

Randy is teaching him to mow the lawn this year. Nice to have his help and it is certainly good that he learns the value and importance of work, but it sure is bittersweet to see this little boy growing up so fast. If only I could hold time still for just a little while. *big sigh*

Here is one of the birthday quilts that I finished in May.

This is for my older brother. He has severe heart problems. He is in and out of the hospital a lot. I thought he could take this with him on his future visits to the hospital room. He is on the heart transplant list. So unfortunately, he makes these trips frequently.

I used Heather Mulder Peterson's pattern, "Keyholes" from the book "On a Roll Again". This was fun and easy to make. I made this one a bit bigger than the pattern, so it took about 1 1/2 jelly rolls, plus some yardage for the borders and binding. I backed it with some striped flannel from my stash, to make it cuddly and cozy. With all of his medications for thinning his blood, he gets cold real easy.

Hope that you are all enjoying your summer! Not much sewing going on here. Can't seem to get much time to spend in the sewing room. But, I am enjoying time with my family and just being lazy, sitting in the shade doing nothing at all! :~)

Hugs&Stitches, Jul♥a


  1. Good Morning...just scanning down through your December posts, I have sure gotten behind in my reading. Your quilt for your brother sounds warm and cozy and it is a charming quilt. I can tell you put a lot of love into the quilt as well and hopefully he will feel your love as he goes through his ordeals in the hospital. Prayers for him that he will receive his transplant soon.