Monday, June 3, 2019

In Pieces

My new little quilting corner in the living room looks like this thanks to the floor re-do. Needless to say I haven't gotten much done in weeks.

I had run out of paper pieces for the nine patch but I did manage to remember to order more before all the stuff hit the fan around here. 

 Somehow I was able to also get four more of these blocks appliqued down in my spare time.

 I've still got a tiny bit of work space down in the card room where I keep Daddio's stash. That's his iron and ironing board. It usually serves as a catch all type storage space but now it's back in action so I can at least get a little sewing done in the midst of this mess.

Here he is ironing away on it in 2012. It's got a new cover on it now but it still holds his mojo. I feel it every time I go down in the room. We never got one thing finished before he had started another. Sound familiar? Apples don't fall far from the trees.


  1. Isn't it nice to have/use loved ones' things? I have my grandmother's metal measuring cups and I swear things taste better when I've used them instead of my set from Target.

  2. It is so sweet that you still have those items of your Dad's and use them and feel his presence. You are getting quite a bit of craft work in with your construction project.

  3. How wonderful to be able to carry on the right task on his equipment! The new blocks look great!

  4. Such happy little blocks!!! Glad you can still get to some of your quilting in between wood piecing.

  5. I loved seeing the picture of your Dad ironing. How wonderful that you were able to share in the love of quilting with him. Great memories for you both. Speaking of ironing boards, mine is almost 70 years old. It was given to me by my neighbor almost 40 years ago when she moved to a nursing facility. I love that ironing board. It has heft and substance, unlike the ones you buy now. I told my husband that if we really do travel by RV after retirement, it has to have room for my ironing board!
    Have a wonderful day Debra!

  6. Oh the photo of him ironing is PRICELESS!!!! I hope fathers day isn't too too awful this year. But if it is , I'm here

  7. Those are sweet memories of your dad. Even for me.....he's the first man I ever saw sewing and creating such beautiful quilts. I was so impressed and just thought that was the coolest thing.