Monday, January 18, 2010

Abby's Craft

Ater all the fun at Thomas House and the errands, "I almost forgot to pick up our new stock order at the nursery!" Abby settled into the craft room to work on her latest creation.

"Terry and Suz will take care of the new shrubs, until all of us can get out there to plant. I'm so glad to have family work days together. Dreams are not very good, unless you can share the progress with someone!"

The craft room was at the back of the house and had huge windows that looked out at the blueberry acreage. The sun was getting low on the horizon and shined directly into the room, providing plenty of late afternoon light to work on her project. The sewing machine was there, the cutting table, a recliner and side table, beautiful quilts on the walls for decor and plenty of storage for her fabrics. Returning to a pile of cut fabric, she began sorting the colors into patterns. "These are lovely prints, they remind me of my great-grandmother's dress prints. She always wore sort of non-descript loose fitting dresses with a small print fabric. I guess they were comfortable." While reminising about the old pictures of grandma and great-grandmother standing in front of the old homeplace, Abby continued to sort the fabric pieces, rearranging as needed for the design. She had already made one of these beautiful patchwork tablecloths, but Suz wanted one for her home.

Sasha brushed up against her feet under the table, letting her presence be known. "Oh, Sasha, it's your dinner time, isn't it?"


Marlene said...

The table cloth is lovely, Abby certainly has a beautiful assortment of fabric to work with.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I bet her next one is as beautiful as the first :)

Kathleen said...

How fun! I love the table cloth =)

Splendid Little Stars said...

Just look at all that lovely fabric!

In response to your comment on my blog:
Linda, Wow! What compliments! I am left rather speechless…Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

So much fun, family, and creativness, so little time!

Ruthie said...

That table cloth is gorgeous!