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11/30/12

Part 2 of Finishing the Comforter.

Yesterday was very enjoyable.  I had phone calls from people I don't hear from very often but love a lot.  Among them Cathy Outlaw and Flo Fifield whom I haven't seen or spoken with for probably a year.  Not because we aren't dear friends but because I knew them in another part of my life and our paths don't cross anymore unless we make it a special point to find each other.  I am sure you know just what I mean.....

I did get busy on the comforter I had started pinning together and tied the whole thing with a beautiful deep red yarn I had found for just that purpose.  This morning I pinned one side and have decided to overcast the edges all of the way around and then use a lovely blanket stitch (I love the looks of the blanket stitches!)  To finish it off.  I told Brian if I overcast it and then blanket stitch it nobody should ever have to rework it as that should bind it all very securely. 

I am going to use the beautiful deep red yarn for the blanket stitching as it should be a lovely contrast with the dark fabrics.  One thing I find interesting and rewarding is admiring all of the "old" styles of fabric that were used to piece this.  I hadn't thought about that until the intimacy of hand working all of this came to be.  Just an observation.

I telephoned Grandma Powell and got the names of her Mother and her Grandmother who pieced this and I am going to embroidery their names into this with a note that it was done in the early 1900's and that I finished it this year.  Then whoever of the children or grandchildren end up with these they will know from whence thy came.

2 comments:

city said...

thanks for share.

Diane Cosby said...

Thank You for your comment. I had gotten if back out again to finish after the holidays but everyone here (except me) has come down with the flu and I have been taking care of sick family for the past month. I hope to get started and finish it very soon. There will be a part 3 when it is completed. Thanks again, Diane