02 April, 2010

Heart Songs

What makes your heart sing? There are two things doing just that for me right now, and they both happen to be in my studio. One is a new and perfectly pristine ironing board cover! The second is this freshly washed and pressed future table topper. I have been stitching the hand embroidery on this one for well over a year. It is a vintage piece, it was given to me as a kit by my mother-in-law when I was a newlywed; almost thirty five years ago! I stitched, maybe, eight inches back in 1975 and then promptly put it away. To my great delight I rediscovered it last year and have been stitching on it, here and there, ever since! My plans are to load it onto Sundance soon and quilt it. Since both items mentioned here won't be in this state for long I decided to share them here today. The condition of the table topper will change and improve (through quilting) and the ironing board cover's appearance will only deteriorate with heavy use! But, for today, my heart sings at the sights around me!

Life is Good!

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8 comments:

Connie W said...

Ha, I'm laughing at myself, because when I read "won't be in this state very long" I immediately wondered if you were moving ... duh ... then I *got it* ... sometimes I wonder about myself ;^D

How lovely the stitchery is. And I envy the new clean cover on the ironing board. I am in need of such a change myself.

Happy Easter thoughts sent to you.

paula, the quilter said...

Stitching the table topper reminds me of the things that Cindy Needham does and they are lovely. Pristine ironing board cover? What is that? I wonder when the last time I had one of those... *grin*

KQ Sue said...
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KQ Sue said...

Try this again! To many typos on 1st attempt to comment for any one to see.

I'm with Connie W. What moving?
Enjoy the pristine ironing board cover while it lasts.

KimQuiltz said...

O how I love thee, pristine ironing board cover!

julieQ said...

I love this! I so need a new ironing board cover...that is a must do in the very near future. Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Susan said...

Well, I don't feel near as bad about the "age" of some of my UFO's. lol. I am glad you rediscoverd the table cloth. What a treasure it will be when you finish.

Carrie P. said...

Well done, this will be very interesting to see it done as a quilt.