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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

For My Beloved Sisters so Far Away

Unable to be part of their everyday lives, I make stuff that Karen and Phyllis use, see, touch so they are reminded that I am always close by.

Sending small items proves most practical from several standpoints so I  make lightweight cloth pieces, either to hang from the walls, cover the windows, or lay on their desk. Pot holder, trivet, mug rug... such possibilities. It's cool that I can send them stuff so they know that I am thinking of them.

Photos anyone ?~!

Karen's desk set under construction: here's the mug rug cut from "made" fabric.

The armrest measures six by twelve inches using the same fabric.
Padding is a double layer of polyester batting.
Tying it together went very quickly.

Completed with binding in place.
Six by six inches - mug rug.
Six by twelve inches - arm rest.
Much loved by Karen; she received it.
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Phyllis's 10 by 10 inch potholder/trivet. The binding is the ever-popular star fabric that I buy by the yard and use in lots of different stuff.
The sparkly silver stars are so fun--what's not to love ?~!

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Oh, this ?~! Making small talk with an iguana?
It's what passes for fun in the Florida Keys.

waving at Pat and Iggy from the land of bears and coyote

Linking up with Richard and Tanya and Amanda Jean this week.

Thanks for stopping by; I'd love to visit your blog if you leave me a comment.


  1. I love you and the potholder is beautiful as are Karen's things you made. You are such a thoughtful, considerate and loving sister to me and Karen. What in the world would I do without the two of you? I know... live a terribly lonely life. Big hugs across the miles coming your way. :)

    1. Still waiting on the pony express up here. Nothing so far. Sigh.....

  2. It is great to have handmade items from a loved one. And I am totally with you on the star fabric - what's not to love?

  3. Wishing I was a long lost sister! Handmade with love is the best :)

    1. Kimmie... there's only the two of us. We can't share Lynda. Sorry. LOL

  4. What a beautiful way to send a hug across the miles. I love the look of the binding. I have a bit of sparkly stars in my stash that I pull out when I need a little zing.

  5. What a wonderful way to keep your sisters close to your heart and you to theirs.