Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Passing on the "Creative Gene"

I mentioned in a previous post that my middle daughter had been bitten by the "Postcard Bug" and had created a card for her college friend. Below are her #2 and #3 cards. The one on the left was for the family she babysits for and the one on the right is for another friend's birthday.

My photo was a little blurry, please don't attempt to adjust your set. Interestingly, she did all her work on the background and then fused it together. I go about it the other way, fuse the layers together and keep adding. How about you? She had beads on the candle flames and sequins and beads as the cake decorations, they all travelled well thru the mail and were received in great shape. Good job daughter! (I've made ONE, lol.)

Now the next photo requires a bit of a story. When my youngest daughter was coming to our Sister's Gathering at the beginning of the month, she was flying on stand-by. She got hung-up in Dallas and had to search out the USO for assistance. They put all soldiers up in the terminal, occupying a bit of one gate area, with cots and overnight packets. My daughter was so thankful, as soon as she arrived she was rooting around in my sewing studio and came up with a UFO. (Imagine that!) These blocks and medallion were from 1999 when our "guild" called "Serial Quilters" gathered 40 quilters together, for the weekend, for "Ohio '99" in a hotel meeting room. The 40 quilters gifted the organizers with medallions and coordinating blocks according to our tastes. Anywho..my daughter zipped them together into a top and completed it in a matter of 3 days, layer, sandwiched and bound. huh!
Daughter delivered it to the Dallas USO on her way home, along with 4 covered pillow forms that she made slips for.
My youngest stayed after Sister's for four days. The night before she left I went to bed at 9pm and I left her reading. When I awoke the next morning and that crazy kid had put together a small lap quilt for herself from a charm pack she had gone shopping for while visiting. Um..pieced, layered, quilted, bound. She had stayed up until 3am. Ok, so it takes me years to finish something. Can I be 20 again?
Obviously you have to be 20 to look this good when you get woken up at 6am for a good-bye kiss!
Loves my girls!!


10 comments:

Erika said...

actually that is my first card and the B-day card. The one for the people I babysit we didnt get a pic of! and its the best!

Erika said...

PS thanks for the props!

Leah S said...

So... do you have any stash left? ;)

But really! How in the world did she quilt it so fast? The binding alone would take me 4 hours. Ok, so I hand sew binding down. :)

Kim said...

What great memories of this recent time together AND how great is THAT to know your girls are so creative?!

Gail said...

Your girls are very talented...and energetic!! LOL I seldom get anything finished that quickly, except maybe a chocolate bar.........

Norma said...

You're back! I missed you....LOL

You missed your chance, you are supposed to knock them down and try to get some of that youthful energy into a bottle for use later. Oh, what I could accomplish if I didn't have this need to sleep now and then!

Love the quilts and the cards, they have Mom's talent?? I love that she took her quilt to the USO also.............a great way to show her thanks. You did a good job, MOM!!

atet said...

Talented and generous -- you did a great job raising them! And yeah, you need to be 20 to have that kind of energy. Don't I wish I could do that! They both did great jobs -- and so did you!

Tanya said...

Wow! You have some amazing daughters! Please tell them and give them a hug from me the next time you see them. How thoughtful, how artistic, how energetic! You should be very, very proud!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

They're very talented girls - you must have passed on the creative gene. So fast, and finishers, too.

Jane Ann said...

Having two of them, I can vouch that daughters are just the BEST pals. But (sigh) I will never persuade mine to pick up a needle. It must be so much fun to foster bad habits in your children!