Mom's Quilt & Miscellany

*Note! I made a typo in my last post. CaHRH is being stitched 1 NPI thread over 2 on 40ct. linen. Sorry about that. *

Don’t say a word. I forgot to grab a picture of Mom’s quilt all finished.

Here it is home from the quilter’s.

The binding is scrappy, made from jelly roll leftovers. And of course, if you make binding the cat will show up.

And this is just enough binding. I thought I had made something like 10-12″ extra. Nope, what you see on my fingers is all the excess.  Anyway, I’ll ask Mom to send me a picture of it when she gets it. I washed it once before I mailed it and it turned out so crinkly and cute.

We went to see Lois (The Corpse Flower) at the HMNS butterfly exhibit. I’ve been wanting to go there & Lois was the perfect excuse. She wasn’t blooming yet when we went but it was still fun.

Difficult teenager & difficult flower; a still life.  (and he refuses to get his haircut, i just wish he’d brush it occasionally)

A few snaps from inside the butterfly exhibit.

On the cross stitch front, I have been stitching – but pretty much mostly exchanges. I do have a picture from a new start (like I needed one) Celtic Band Sampler by Homespun Samplars. Stitched 1 thread of DMC over 2 on Picture This Plus 40ct. in Ale.

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20 Responses to Mom's Quilt & Miscellany

  1. Valerie says:

    What a great quilt! And a great start. Thanks for sharing the photo of the corpse flower. I’ve been curious about visiting the Conservatory here but I always miss it…every year!

  2. Annette says:

    I ❤ Celtic Band Sampler. But, you know that already. LOL

    Beautiful quilt. I think binding grows/shrinks based on the size of the quilt and the finishing deadline (real or impled) 😉

  3. Cheryl says:

    difficult teenager is redundant. But you know that. 😉 Love that quilt. Did you clip the edges before you washed? The colors on Celtic are awesome, but I’m not getting hooked in!

  4. staci says:

    Love your mom’s quilt…the colors and fabrics are so pretty and that quilting pattern is the perfect finishing touch!

  5. Debbie says:

    Oh, I love, love your mom’s quilt! It’s like my bulleye’s quilt with those edges. I can’t wait to see a picture of it when it’s completely done and washed. Love looking at those ragged edges. And wow, you did cut it close with the binding, but thank goodness there was enough. Yes, teenagers are difficult at times and like Cheryl said the term difficult teenager is a redundant term. I definitely have to agree with her.

    I’ve never seen a Corpse Flower before. I’ll have to look it up and see what it looks like in bloom.

  6. beritbunny says:

    Gorgeous all around. Love that linen you’re using for the new start!

  7. Shannon says:

    What a beautiful quilt! The other pics are lovely too.

  8. Holly says:

    Beautiful everything! Love the quilt and new cross stitch chart! I think your son is growing out his hair so that he can look more like you! The ultimate flattery… One of my nephews had hair that long when I saw him last and I was jealous that his looked better than mine. 🙂

  9. Melissa says:

    Love your new start. I have that kitted and waiting. Ahhh, my 14 yr old doesn’t want to cut his hair either. Hopefully he’ll get it cut before school starts.

    Your mom is going to be so excited with her quilt! You are such a good daughter.

  10. Michelle says:

    The quilt is fabulous! Can’t wait to see it in all its glory. And I love the new start on that fabric – delicious. I had to go read all about Lois – how interesting. Wish I could have seen her in person!

  11. TerriBoog says:

    Mom’s quilt is beautiful as are the pictures. Your son is darling and I’ll bet the girls just LOVe his hair!

  12. JenJen says:

    Love the quilt – your mom is one lucky lady! 🙂 Nice new start too.

  13. Robin says:

    Oh, her quilt came out fantastically! I just love the colors, and I’m sure your mom will love smuggling up in it.

    That flower is amaaazing! I’d love to see one IRL.

    LOL re: your son. That stage passes, right?

    Have a great week!

  14. Myra says:

    Lovely quilt! I had to go look up the corpse flower – very interesting but I don’t think I would want to see it bloom in person.

  15. Sara says:

    I had to go look up the flower too, that thing is huge! It’s a neat looking plant but I think I’ll pass on a live viewing too. Gorgeous quilt, I’m sure your Mom will love it.

  16. Melissa says:

    Heh. Every single one of my daughter’s guy friends has the same messy, dirty, unbrushed hair. The girls seem to LOVE it. Ew.

  17. Dani says:

    What a spectacular quilt!!!

    Celctic Band Sampler I really enjoyed that piece when I did it!

  18. Ann McDonald says:


    Kathy brought the box you made for her to stitching yesterday. I have to tell you it is the most wonderful gift I have ever seen. You did a masterful job of making and finishing it. Next Saturday I will be having 20 to 25 stitchers here for my annual stitching day. We all bring along some finished projects to show off and various works in progress to stitch on or get encouragement to finish…If there were ribbons available for anything…your box would definitely receive “Best in Show”

  19. Siobhan says:

    I love your new start! I have that sampler all ready to go but of course haven’t started it yet. The quilt you made–OMG!!!!! Stunning. I love it. We were in the US for about a month and I spent most of my extra $ on quilting stash. Now I wish I’d picked up some of that fabric, too. Your mom will LOVE it!

    Your son is a handsome guy! LOL about the hair and brushing it. I used to lament to my friends with more than one son that I couldn’t get DS to shower, much less do something with his hair. They told me that things would change, and it has. Now, at age 16, he spends more time fixing his hair than I do to mine, and he’s never met a bottle of gel that he doesn’t like. Oy.

  20. Alice says:

    I love the quilt! And of course, the cat! He looks just like mine! The difficult teenager doesn’t look too bad with his long hair. My sons both had long hair phases (ds#1 had a little kid follow him around school asking if he was Jesus) and they both now ask to be taken for nice short haircuts. Just hang in there… he’ll come around.

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