I thought I would share some pictures and the story of a quilt we made for a baby gift. Gene's daughter Kathy wanted a special quilt for her best friends soon to be new baby boy. She found out the theme in the nursery and we went to work. We picked out the fabric, Gene picked out the embroidery designs and started doing the blocks.
Then as some of you know my dear sweet husband Gene had a very bad stroke on May 19th. At that point all attention was on his recovery and spending many many hours at the hospital. After getting him home I had to learn a lot of things on how to take care of him so we neither one would get hurt. After working through everything and some melt downs, I finally decided it was time to get back to some sewing. I rolled my sewing cabinet in the room with Gene's lift chair and set right beside him sewing. I think it made him as happy as it did me. He doesn't talk yet but he would let me know daily I needed to finish the quilt.
Gene, Deidre and Cash
The reason this is a very special quilt is this was the last embroidery work Gene did before the stroke. We don't know if he will be able to embroidery again but I am going to work with him. Kathy and I can't talk about the quilt without crying our eyes out. I have more quilts he did, one he did all of it from cutting out the fabric to piecing the blocks together and oh yes there is embroidery involved. I am planning on sharing them with you at a later time.
That's our little Christmas story and my second blog under my belt.
I hope everyone has a very Happy New Year!!
Judy & Gene