My mother owned a fabric shop here in Des Moines, Iowa for 25 years. I worked by her side starting at the age of 14. I studied at Drake University.I am married to my highschool sweetheart. We have two wonderful grown sons, married to lovely women and 6 grandchildren. We love antiques, gardening and taking road trips to historical towns thoughout Iowa and surrounding states.
A few months ago I sent a little package to her and included a watercolor card I painted of two ladies, Chris and Carolyn!
Here we, are as if together, enjoying our wonderful friendship!
In the package was a precious applique little quilt "Chris" created as a reminder of the watercolor card I painted for her.
Every stitch is full of perfection and detail!
Attached, on the backside of the quilt is a special label she created!
The three little buttons came from old sewing pieces of fabric from around 1920 that her mother made at the Industrial School (a kind of housekeeping school). The little pieces of tatting and lace are also from that time.
Thank you "Chris" for the special quilt which I will treasure with along our special long distance friendship xoxo!
It all started with our International Siggy Swap in 2010
hosted by Marga Pieper. I created a link to her site.
Recently, Carol McGarvey (contributor writer for Welcome Home Magazine) wrote an article featuring my sewing space! If you click on the link above it will take you to their site. Then, click on the Welcome Home (header) and scroll to features on the right side----click on the title:
WORK OF HER HANDS
Carol McGarvey and Ben Lochard (photographer) are a special team. We had so much fun!