Long, picture heavy, Sunday Post

I hope all of you are having a great weekend. It is cold here but it’s a beautiful, sunshining day. I finished my Eleanor Burns quilt this week and waiting for it to be picked up. I love the colors in it. I quilted it with the panto, Fantasia by Hermoine Agee. I really love how it looks. I used Maxi Lock Snomoon.

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I hope you can click on them to enlarge them. I used Randi’s tip but if anyone can mess something up it is me.

Here is pix of the Logs and Swirling Leaves quilt I made for my son’s in laws. I love how it turned out. I quilted it in freehand swirls but I made them big so they look like spirals. I used Maxi Lock Mother Goose.

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I love, love, love how it looks on the back.

A few days ago I responded to a post from Vicki about some garment sewing I had done years ago. She suggested I post about it so here it is. When my niece Tabatha Leigh Cooksey, was a little over a year old I picked up her one day, which I did alot, dressed her up in a red velvet dress with white pinafore that I had made and took her to get her picture made as a surprize gift for her Mother & Grandmother for Christmas, 1984.

Isn’t she a doll?

cornerstones-009 She still is but now she has to little boys of her own.

To show how big a surprize it was, look at this.


That is my dear Mother on the left and Tabatha’s Mother, Judy, on the right. I think they must have been catching flies as wide as their mouth is.

Here is the tears picture. We did not know when this picture was taken that less than 5 years later my Mother would pass away from cancer at the too young age of 57, the age I am now.


I also made a dress for her to wear to my Brother’s wedding. It was just a simple A line made from blue dotted swiss. I then attached lace and ribbon across the shoulders and three layers of wide lace on the body in a fake pinafore look. I couldn’t get it to hang like I wanted to until I washed it, then it looked exactly how I pictured it. You can’t really see it in this pic but I thought it was cute anyway.


My sister’s oldest daughter, Cheri Renea, is on the left, Judy and Tabatha.

Here is a pic of my brother Steve and Tabatha taken the day of his wedding, April 21, 1984.


My brother was killed August 10, 1991, in a 18 wheeler wreck in Nashville, Tn, the day before my 40th birthday. He was just 30 years old.He left behind a wife and 2 daughters, age 5 and 3. They have become beautiful young ladies that he would be very proud of.

Well, I guess that is all I have to share today. I hope I didn’t bore you too much. Hope all of you are ready for Santa and stay warm, wherever you are.

7 Responses to Long, picture heavy, Sunday Post

  1. Jan says:

    Freda, you are absolutely NEVER boring. 😀 I love the two quilts!! They both turned out perfect!!!! Go Freda!! And those dresses!! Fabulous!! How blessed they all are to have you in their lives!!!!

  2. Vicki W says:

    The quilts are beautiful! I really love the colors inthe first one. I’m glad you psoted about the dresses – what a great memory!

  3. myolivebranch says:

    i especially love the fabrics in the brown and blue quilt! wonderful memories of your loved ones. thanks for sharing them.

  4. AllenQuilts says:

    I love the colors in both quilts, Freda! I’m not sure which I like better…they both really appeal to me. Great gifts!

  5. Becca says:

    The quilts are awesome! You did a wonderful job. Those dresses are way to cute. I loved making little girl dresses. I would always double the skirt so i could go buy a frilly skirt. Poor Jerikah. It was always hard to find her amidst all the fluff.((((hugs))) By the way just like your screen it is snowing outside my window!

  6. Suzanne says:

    What a wonderful memory and story, I’m glad you shared it!

    I should show my sister-in-law the turquoise and brown quilt. It’s lovely and she would die for it.

    On second though, maybe I *shouldn’t* show it to her!

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