Thursday, September 21, 2006


Raise your hand if you're sure!

Bekah drew me this little picture of her hand. You know how children do. They lay their hand so carefully on a sheet of paper, and with tongue stuck out at just the right angle, they trace around each finger. Bekah then embellished the little hand as she tends to do. I am afraid that there is no help for it- she is part gypsy and plays the role well. DH's mother wears rings on every finger and earrings large enough to make Xmas tree ornaments from them in a lean year! And of course, the nails are pink. Her favorite color. I made a copy of her picture, cut out the hand, drew it onto the fabric, appliqued it down. Quilted it a bit. Embellished with metallic thread and beads. And now I find it difficult to part with. sigh. You see, we have a friend who is a school teacher and she has been wanting something made by me and I thought the little raised hand would be fun. Her birthday was Monday and the little wallhanging is still in the quilting room... Oh, I hope I'm not a bad person, but I am contemplating sending her a postcard. Ok, maybe a collection of postcards. This little hand is a simple piece and I could duplicate it... but I hate doing something twice. That would explain my annoyance with housework. What? The dishes need washed...again?! So Jennifer, if you're out there and you're reading this... I have come upon a solution. You can have it the next time you visit. Fair enough? In the meantime, I'll try to get that postcard in the mail!

12 comments:

Hedgehog said...

What a cute little hand! I agree about not wanting to make things twice, but it certainly would solve the problem!x

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

It's gorgeous - it is hard to give things away at times

Peni said...

I'm raising my hand...I wouldn't want to give it up either...I'm sure. XO

Sarah said...

Have we seen that bright orange/red/yellow quilt hanging out behind "the hand"?

Is my postcard in the mail yet?

Love you!

Sarah

Shelina said...

I think you have everybody in blogland raising their hands. Who wants this quilt?
This is so incredibly adorable. Definitely worth making another one. I think you forgot the rings!

Darcie said...

Oh! Much, much too sweet to part with, Mommy! That is just angelic...gypsy or no gypsy!

Lovely art quilt!

Darcie said...

Oh yes! For certain. Sarah's right...we need to see the quilt in the backdrop as well!!! Lovin' the color scheme!

Melzie said...

Thats very cute :) Happy anniversary this week! Many more :) xoxo melzie

teelduo said...

That is fabulous! As a mama, I wouldn't part with it either.

Judy said...

I think it's perfect!!

Happy belated Anniversary!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I think that maybe this project merits being made 2X... it is a perfect gift for a school teacher, but also a wonderful momento for a Momma!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Tim Rice said...

That is a neat wallhanging. I like it. I wouldn't want to give it up either if I were you.