Friday, July 15, 2011
(The bear on the left is one that I made with all the leftover feed sack material from all the bears.)
This one was hard to make. :) My Mom had a beaver coat (real beaver pelt) of my Nonas'. She couldn't figure out how to divide it between the three of us. I told her I could do that! And did :). My Mom, my Sis, and I all have a memory bear from my Nonas' coat! It is sooooo soft! Who knew beavers were that soft!
And since then, I make these bears for people from whatever they bring me. I made my Aunt one out of my Uncles favorite shirt. She said it comforted her at night. A tangible feeling of still having my Uncle next to her.
I have made them out of chenille robes from loved ones, shirts, cutter quilts. Well, you get the picture :)
The quilt in the background was made by my Grandma Kelly for me before I was born. It was made in 1955. I love that my Sweetpea naps on it. I think my Grandma smiles from heaven when she sees her great-great granddaughter napping on the quilt she made.
It is such a blessing that she is actually interested and loves to go to Grammas studio. She loves to "quilt" with my big machine too. I let her push it around with the stitch regulator on so it makes a noise, but no needle action. She gets a "kick" out of that. When I have a visitor, Azaria pushes her chair over to the Longarm (Libby), and shows my client how she quilts. So cute!