Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sure took me long enough...

I finished the Do What You Love wallhanging! I echo quilted it a little and stitched in the ditch a bit too.

I found some material for the binding that had been used at LEAST twenty years ago to make Michael a tie! He still has the tie and one other one I made... I still have the fabric from both. So I pulled it from the stash and bound the wall hanging with it.

All done. This project took me forEVER. You'd think I was making TWO, it took so long.

Oh. Wait.

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Yeah, I did! One was supposed to be my sister's Christmas present.... Oopsie! For hers, I added little tabs and for her/our birthday, I got her a hanger for it.

She's knee deep in a big remodeling project in her home and she will be hanging this in the new part of their house! Yay!! Mine is in my sewing room. I'm contemplating where to hang it for good, but for now, it's up in the sewing room where I can see it!

And since it will be her/our birthday by the time I finish this post, let me say a huge heartfelt HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!! Jacque was/is my best birthday present ever, and she arrived on my third birthday!

I'm going to not tempt Blogger to give me fits. I will end this post and start another one above this one, with a peek at sewing from tonight.



Yvette said...

I love them!!! I need to go visit so I can see it in person. ;)


Jacque said...


Thank you SEW much! I love the wall hanging and the hanger...and yes, it will hang in the new, gorgeous part of the house where it can be admired!

Hoping you have a great day, too!

Karene said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THEM !!! They turned out great ! I am also very lucky to have seen these "in progress" during some sewing trips to Joy's. Happy Birthday bestest buddy and to you too, Jacque!!