Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

I finished my needle-turn appliqué that I started on Saturday.

I was worried about layering the red on red but I love how it turned out.

This really is the way to make a quilt…hand pieced, hand quilted and 16″x16″…very doable.  I have so many unfinished quilts.  I just get overwhelmed by the BIG picture of constructing a quilt.  One of my unfinished quilts only needs the binding put on.

I need to get to that…I’ll add it to the list.

My mom’s birthday was this week.  She is fun to make charms for because, quite honestly, she is probably my greatest supporter…right up there with Mr T, but if they were in a competition for that title she would probably win.

she tends to wear a charm each time she leaves her house…Mr T doesn’t

Here we are…1963.  I am the wee babe-in-arms.  I’ve always wondered where I get my extreme widow’s peak from…this picture tells it all.

(my mom is 20 in that picture)

March 4, 2010 - Posted by | family, sewing, soldered charms


  1. Nice needleturn work. That is the one thing that I haven’t tried. I’m afraid it would take away from my knitting time:)

    Comment by Michelle | March 4, 2010 | Reply

  2. Love that charm I can’t wait to think of another one for you to make for me. Enjoy your mom. My mom will not be here much longer. Tonight she was pulling at the 2 charms she has on that you made for her. Only takes it off when she showers which is not often these days. I will bury her in them. ): I like the quilt piece as well. Don’t know about you but I have a hard time finding pretty fabric.

    Comment by Pat | March 4, 2010 | Reply

  3. Awwww, how sweet! I do love what you are doing, but most of all I just love you for the beautiful person that you are.

    Comment by Dolly may | March 5, 2010 | Reply

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