Sunday, February 18, 2007



Okay, so this isn't a stamped item. I just wanted to share it any way! My scrappin friend Lori Udy shared this awesome quilt idea with me recently. It is what I call a "Journal Quilt." It is amazing in person. What she did was to take a flat sheet and starting in one corner, sew a scrap piece of fabric to it. She does a different fun stitch around each piece she adds. Some pieces are from children's clothes, blankets, or other memory items, and some fabric pieces are just remnants she picked up at the store. She has all kinds of fabric from denim to velvet. After she gets some "crazy pieces" on there, she goes back and embroiders words on them. Some are important dates in their family. Other words are from church hymns or quotes or just memories. I think this is just such an amazing piece of art. Not only is it hand done, it is so very personal! My friend Lori is a wonderful person that I admire greatly. She is a terrific mom, wife, friend and all around good person. She also has breast cancer. Part of the reason she is making this quilt is so her husband will have a big snuggly blanket full of memories to hold when and if she leaves. She has a great attitude. She is using her life in a meaningful way. It makes me look at my life and what I am doing and wonder what kind of things I am leaving behind. What kind of legacy will I leave my children. How will they remember me. I hope they will have snuggly memories of me. My goal this week is to try and make snuggly memories. Read a few more stories, sing a few more songs, take a little more time to play and talk and just be with my children. What are your goals?

3 comments:

mjb coffee said...

And you have to spend the time now while they are still young, for all too soon, they will be gone and out on their own. Love them, do with them, talk to them, learn from them, see the world through their eyes and words, and love, love, love them!!!

Brynn said...

What a great reminder to start my week with! Thanks!

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing this. I always need a little reminder that life is the sum of our memories. I want my kids to have good ones.