Saturday, October 17, 2015

I myself am made entirely of flaws stitched together with good intentions...

 Exactly five years ago, a friend of mine asked me if I wanted some
fabric scraps that her mum was getting rid of.
(I know this because the Timehop app told me the other day)
She said how it was like a snapshot of her childhood,
so many memories all bundled up in fabric scraps.

When I got the fabric from her, I cut out a square or three from
each of the fabric in the bag.
There was a random assortment let me tell you. 
And then I stuffed them all in a bag
and thought I will get on to that sometime.

This week I after yet another parenting fail on my part,
I was explaining to David on the phone that 
the road to hell is paved with teenagers good intentions.

And then for some reason this particular good intention of mine
popped into my head.

It's been a crazy crazy last week of uni
with horrid assignments to finish,
So a simple sewing project was just what the doctor ordered really.
I pulled it out and in no time it was sewn together.

It's not perfect, but it is no longer a good intention.
I will send it to Shenleigh to quilt it within an inch of it's life.
I'm hoping the new owner will snuggle under it,
remember not only the good bits of her life
but also that lots of people love her.


  1. There is nothing wrong with being full of flaws! In fact, I think they are what make us interesting even when they are making life difficult. As for teenagers. . .truly so happy mine are older. So much emotion, and hormones--really why weren't boys built with a drain in their big toe for the removal of excess testosterone? Girls are nuts with their boy-crazyiness! Anyway, I say let's raise a glass to our flaws and see them as strength! (Also all quilts, except the perfect, award winning ones are well loved!)

  2. I love that quote - and that quilt!

  3. Scrap quilts are my favorite and when the scraps are filled with memories all the better.
    As for flaws we are all full of them. I truly enjoyed my visit to your blog and have just become your newest follower.
    Connie :)

  4. A lovely Memory Quilt for your friend. A warm hug every time she uses it.

  5. Hoorah for being done! Yay yay yay!!

  6. I think that your sewing is perfect! I like the way you combine fabric that is at the first glance hard to combine) Lovely work!


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