Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Tiny Needle Tuesday


The only tiny needle that saw any action here this week was the one on the sewing machine. I really want this off my plate so any free time goes to it. It's growing. It's wild. It's wonky. I hope the recipient appreciates the sentiment rather than the craftsmanship. I'm doing my best but it is pretty questionable.

I was just thinking how this is the third quilt I've put together for Dad's lady friend but it is the first one I have put together alone and it's been bittersweet. Here's Dad working on the first one we made her. It would have been his 92nd birthday on Sunday. 

Here he is working on the second one we made her. I don't miss the stress of caring for him but I do miss him. 

We finished that Serendipity top in 2012 but I didn't finish putting it together until 3 months after his demise. I can hardly believe there was a six year delay in gifting it but blogs are good at remembering what you forget. Going back and looking all this up sure gave me a bad case of the feels. I'll get over it. I always do. 


  1. I think the fact that your dad quilted is so cool. The one you are making (first photo) is beautiful and I know the person getting it will love it!

  2. Love those pictures of your Dad working on the quilts. So many memories for you!

  3. All lovely quilts! Your craftsmanship is terrific!

  4. Such wonderful memories those photos bring you though. I would love to have things like that with my dad but he wasn't the type to do anything with us kids. Ever.
    The quilt you're making looks lovely. It will be appreciated so much.

  5. It’s impossible to separate quilts and memories. I think that’s why I enjoy them so much: they are possibly the most personal gifts that can be given. I adore the photos of your Dad sewing and pressing.

  6. I love that you were able to craft with your Dad. My memories of my Dad will mostly be about demolishing things on this house, lol.

  7. What a great time you did share with your Dad. That is one of the gifts you give yourself after they are gone....you chose to remember the good things and let the others blow away in the wind!
    You've done a fine job on this quilt for his lady friend's family.

  8. How wonderful that you could share a craft with your Dad:)