MY SOUL IS FED BY NEEDLE AND THREAD
....ohh and pencils and paper

Friday, October 30, 2015

Meet Roma.

Two more blocks completed for "Roma"...

I had to sneak a little needle and thread on to this quilt somewhere as my Grandmother was a beautiful needlewoman and I am sure that's where my love of needlework came from...plus the fact that she taught me to embroider. 

This little block holds a lot of meaning even though it isn't starry. You see she was the "heart" of my family circle for me and helped me grow in so many ways.
I have probably shared this photo before but would you like to meet my dear Grandmother Roma? Such a beautiful kind person.

I am working on a butterfly next but I think some unsewing is required as I realise from the photo it's little body is verrrry crooked...ah well...1 step forward  etc.

The little pile of applique blocks is growing......and the box of single blocks is getting quite full.

As the mad Domestic Goddess overtook me yesterday and I cleaned the house like a crazy person...I am following gentler pursuits today and off to restock some threads so that I can get started on some little Christmas decos.
Enjoy your weekend whether it be grand entrtainment or simple pursuits.
Namaste and Blesssings
Michelle xxx

22 comments:

  1. beautiful Michelle. So is it my turn for you to come to clean my house?

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  2. What a lovely tribute to your grandmother. Such beautiful applique.

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  3. Hi Michelle,your grandmother looks a lovely gentle soul,wow your blocks are looking great and I hope you have a lovely weekend too my friend xx

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  4. Just beautiful. An heirloom that does great honour to your grandmother.

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  5. It is lovely to meet your Grandmother, Michelle. I'm sure she would love your quilt.

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  6. Lovely memories of your Grandmother. xx

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  7. You Grandmother looks like a sweet woman! She'd be so proud of your accomplishments. Your applique is just beautiful. I love the look of applique and I love handwork, but I just can't seem to grasp it. I'll keep trying, though! You inspire me! XO

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  8. Hello Michelle,

    how lovely to make something in memory of your Grandmother. Cleaning, you deserve a little shopping.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  9. Such pretty blocks Michelle, a wonderful tribute to your grandmother x

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  10. Great progress Michelle. I look forward to seeing the finished masterpiece. Our grandmothers were great at sharing their skills..mine taught me to crochet.

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  11. Michelle your applique is beautiful. Our grandmothers are special people. Kind and patient teaching us the things the love.
    Wishing you a wonderful and blessed weekend.
    Hugs
    donna

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  12. Dear Michelle,
    such special blocks and such a special story behind them.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  13. Beautiful blocks. I don't remember either of my grandmothers doing any type of needlework. And certainly NOT my mother!!

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  14. I think your grandmother would be so proud of your creativity and artistic pursuits, and it's a beautiful gesture to design a quilt in her name. She must have been a really special person.

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  15. Beautiful blocks. Not sure what my paternal grandmother did but my maternal grandmother embroidered, knitted & crocheted. Hugs,

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  16. Beautiful blocks( glad a butterfly is gracing the quilt) and Roma looks like a delightful person.

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  17. What fabulous memories of your grandmother. The blocks are coming along beautifully. Enjoy your weekend.

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  18. Beautiful grandmother & beautiful blocks Michelle... wanna come clean my house?!

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  19. Lovely photo of your grandmother and your blocks are beautiful, the embroidery is lovely.

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  20. Lovely blocks. You are very lucky to have had such a special person in your life..

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  21. your blocks are lovely and such a wonderful tribute to a special person in your life....
    Hugz

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  22. I"m just loving your Roma blocks, Michelle, it's giving me an urge for getting back into some needleturn - gorgeous. Your Roma does look like a lovely woman, the quilt will be a beautiful tribute to her.

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