more hexagons

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Made another flower for the tote to be given to my mom. I used wool(felted once), silk and velvet. The velvet came from a pillow identical to a red velvet pillow we had while I was growing up. It reminds me of my mom, just needs to smell like Tabu …… I wonder if the wool will continue to felt with washing?… I’m hoping to quilt it heavily so maybe it will not shrink too much. I suddenly had a memory of my Uncle Jimmy while putting this hexagon flower together. The backside of the flower was reminding me of a crocheted beer can hat my uncle wore in the 70’s. He always wore it when we went to the races to watch him race at a local race track. He had a nice smile, and he always took the kids out for pizza and rootbeer afterwards. Hmmm…went on a little time travel there…amazing what a little quilted flower can bring up…

Hope your Sundays are lovely and you are enjoying some springtime weather, I love hearing the birds happy babble.

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5 Comments

  1. paulahewitt said,

    March 2, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Im glad you are enjoying the start of spring.. we are getting excited about autumn here – the mornings are getting cooler….dont need the fan on high…even pulled the sheet over us during the night – in a month it will be out with the quilts!

  2. clara said,

    March 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    A lovely thing that brings you of a sweet memory. That’s the way it should be. 🙂

  3. jude said,

    March 4, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    i like that you are mixing wool in here, i was thinking about that and wondering about the shrinking also. let me know how it goes, i have some trials to do some washing on so i’ll let you know too. wool has such a nice texture against other fibers….

  4. kimy said,

    March 4, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    spring came for about 55 hours – now winter is back with a vengence!

    very impressed with your hexagons!!!

  5. Ravenhill said,

    March 9, 2008 at 6:17 am

    lovely work you are doing with hexagons!

    Happy weekend from Emily in Norway!


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