Monday, March 25, 2013

He said... She said...

"That's my shirt!" My husband said when he looked at this little quilt. He was referring to the stripe fabric in the quilt.

I smiled and responded, "That's just a bit of your shirt. Rest of it is another quilt and yet another quilt."  I was a little surprised that he even remembered the fact that he owned this shirt. It was so old! And, amused at how quickly he reacted when he saw it.

I just picked up sewing after almost three weeks of break from sewing. Bad virus, missed the AQS show, missed seeing my friends and most of all missed sewing all these last few weeks. After three long weeks none of the 'old' ongoing projects seemed appealing. 

Now, I am stitching memories of past few weeks in this tiny piece.


"Don't you think your shirt is in a good place?" I asked.

He agreed with a smile.




22 comments:

  1. ugh, sorry to hear about the virus - hope you are tiptop soonest. love the stitchwork!

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  2. Glad you are feeling better and over your plague. His shirt is definitely in a good place! I love the stitching...

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  3. What kind of thread do you use? It adds great texture to his shirt.

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  4. just lovely! (as always)glad you are getting back to normal!

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  5. The stitches look so nice, kind of like the ralli quilts I've seen pictures of. Glad to you are feeling better....Karin

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  6. Ha ha. Showed that to my husband : "hmmm"
    Lovely stitching.
    Glad you are feeling better.

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    1. Hmmm... I get the feeling his shirts are at risk.. Ha ha.

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  7. oh I love this with the bit of red in there. Loved your DH's comment!
    so sorry to hear you were that sick to miss the show! sure hope your feeling a lot better and good to see you sewing again.
    Kathie

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  8. A new life for an old shirt ! Scraps renewal. This is beautiful. I am happy you feel better dear Sujata.

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    1. Thanks, Isa!
      Most fulfilling part of quilting for me are the scraps and those countless stitches. They always make up something meaningful and special.

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  9. I guess he gave you "the shirt off of his back"! anything for our quilting!!!
    Hope the playlist is a good one today.

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  10. your stitching is amazing. I'm so glad you are back to sewing, that must mean you are feeling a bit better now.
    Loved your shirt story - too funny!

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  11. That peek you are providing is lovely! Your stitch variations are so interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole piece. And I love the shirt story!
    Happy to hear you're feeling better, Sujata.

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  12. Happy to hear you're doing better. I was thinking about you yesterday, wondering when you'd post next. PS Love your shirt work.

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  13. Your stitching adds wonderful texture! I too am curious about what thread you use for that hand stitching.

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  14. Old shirts are the best candidates for projects,. Sorry to hear you were so unwell. 3 weeks for a virus sounds awful. Glad you are feeling better.

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  15. Your story brought a smile to my face, as usual. Glad you are feeling better and hope to see you soon.

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  16. Beautiful in it's simplicity. And so full of soul. Each hand stitch seems to carry a story. Glad you're feeling better!

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  17. Sorry to hear about the bug, Sujata! Hope you have recovered well and feeling better. Cute story about the shirt.. Your hand stitching is delicious :)

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  18. I'm so sorry to know you were sick but hope you are 100% now.
    The small piece looks like the perfect to ease you back, so good of your husband to 'sacrifice' his shirt for such a good cause. ;-)

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  19. Sujata, you make my heart smile!! This is such a beautiful piece, and all the more special for having memories stitched into it.

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