Saturday, April 5, 2014

Playing around

 I've been pinning prayer flags on Pinterest lately...
I've made one flag already that you can read about HERE
But I wanted to experiment with bits and pieces of fabric, lace, buttons 
and what ever else I could get my hands on. 
I made this is for my oldest sister. I found some ticking and waffle fabric at Walmart....I used a piece of old quilt I had trimmed off when I was squaring up the top before binding it. The white heart was cut from one of the practice/warm up quilt sandwiches I've been keeping I know why. Yes, Yes, I know the hearts are on crooked, but that's the beauty of this kind of stuff....perfection isn't required.  
I sewed on some pearlized vintage buttons.... three hearts/buttons  represent the Holy Trinity. 

 This is for one of my other sisters.
The doily has a hole in the middle of it, so I put a very pretty vintage diamond button in it.
This reminds me of something I've heard....
we all have a hole in our heart that only God can fill.  

 I was looking through some of my Dad's stuff the other day and 
found an old post card he had written my Mother on October 18,1948. 
52 days later she would give birth to twin baby girls. Daddy was up in Tulia, Texas working on a combine crew and Mom was staying in Coleman, Texas close to Grandma and Grandpa.

                                                      One of the things he asked was
                                      "Honey is it very cold in the house your staying in ?". 
                                            Who knows what the conditions were back then. He said 
      "I know one thing, this is the last time I'm going away like this, is there any work around home ?
                                                              All my Love Aubrey"   

Daddy wrote this postcard in pencil, so I put tulle over it to keep it from smearing.
The lace at the bottom is some vintage lace that dates back to the 1940's or earlier,
 so I thought it would be most appropriate.
Little did they know that 8 years and 364 days later they would have me....SURPRISE !
My parents married October 30,1944 and had 5 children, they had been divorced for 40 years when my Dad passed away, but he still had things that reminded him of her. That just blesses me.
I love this little treasure ! 
You have a blessed day too !

Update 4/9/14
I've linked up to Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts 
Let's Bee Social #15.............
Sew, bee social and check out all the other links and leave them some
 dripping with honey sweet comments !

16 comments: said...

Those are lovely. What a sweet postcard, and the pictures are lovely. Great job.

Kath said...

Absolutely charming!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Vicki, These flags are beyond beautiful. I love that youve put so much meaning and thought into every stitch. That post card is such a treasure.

Doris Rice said...

Wow, the prayer flags are so special! But the one of your momma and daddy is extra special! I love things that have a story! And Gregg's parents lived in Tulia. It was probably cold there. His mom talks about cold winters there. His grandparents farmed hundreds of acres. Wonder if he was working for them!? That would be a small world wouldn't it!

Carol said...

Very sweet!

Scrapatches said...

Your prayer flags are blessings and are beautiful with their perfect imperfect hearts. The love in your heart shines through. Thanks for sharing ... <3 Pat

Suze said...

These are amazing. I know your sisters are going to be thrilled with their flags. I love the symbolism of the Holy Trinity and only God can fill the hole in our hearts - how true! I love that your dad still had memories of your mom. Your faith radiates in all creations. You are all uplifting. A lady in my church class died today and her husband died in February. I just knew who they were - we have a huge class. While it's a glorious time for them, it reminds up of how fragile life is. Thanks for the ray of sunshine.

Purl Buttons said...

Sweet as can be. I remember making "memory" boxes in the 70s and then int eh 90s, the scrap book phase hit. I like these little memory flags much better than any of that other !

Carla said...

Look at all that sweet eye candy. These little prayer flags are just precious and you fill them with so much love.

Keith and Sherri Marshall said...

You never cease to amaze me Ms Vickie. I'm inspired to start thinking about prayer flags now.

kathyinozarks said...

I love these! very special
I am visiting from lets bee social

Jacqui S. said...

A lovely way to keep all sweet memories closer.

Jacqui S. said...

A lovely way to keep all sweet memories closer.

Lorna McMahon said...

This is just too incredible for words. You have touched my heart. What a beautiful way to show how much the Lord and those you love mean to you! Blessings!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Vickie these are precious treasures and I love them! Did you make them to hang? blessings, marlene

Thearica said...

I love these prayer flags. Especially the one about your parents. The story brought a tear to my eye.