Tuesday, July 21, 2020

15 Minutes to Stitch

I am a couple of days late with my 15 minutes to stitch recap.  To my credit, it is much better than my lateness in some other weeks. I stitched this dog a few weeks ago.

2020:  Week 29 of 15 Minutes to Stitch

During this week, which was chronologically last week, I stitched the tea cup.

I also thought of ideas for the memorial block.  Right now, I think that instead of making a block with headstones with names on them, I might make a little booklet instead. I really like the idea of a cemetery gate, and a booklet will let me do that without taking up a lot of space. Also people can look into the booklet when they are ready to do so, or just walk by the pretty gate when they aren't ready. There are about a dozen names I want to include (a few of them are out of the 2002-2020 range, but it seems remiss to not include them) so they possibly would need more than one cemetery block if I made headstones on the quilt itself unless I wrote really small.

There were a few births in this time period too, but I haven't counted how many they were. But statistically they were probably about a dozen of those too. I hadn't thought about adding those, but that would also be more fair.

15 minute days this week -- 7 out of 7
15 minute days this year -- 147 out of 201 days
Success rate  = 73%


Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Lovely blooms, in the sunshine. You have some good thoughts for your memorial names.

Joyful Quilter said...

I'm not one to dwell on deaths in the past, but I hardily celebrate births are they are a symbol of the future. I enjoy reading your thought process as you decide on your design elements. Your gladiolas are beautiful - they are one of my favorite flowers.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

I think the booklet is a perfect idea. I love your thought that people can open it when they are ready to do so. This is such a fantastic quilt. You have inspired me to give a little more thought into why I quilt and what my quilts mean to me. Thank you!

loulee said...

You're doing better on your 15 mins a day than I am. Good on you for sticking with it.

Tanya said...

I can see how it would be hard to limit a memorial block/booklet as just the passing of times doesn't mean we the memories of the person have faded... Adding birth names would make the whole thing a celebration of the stages of life!

Kim said...

So many poignat thoughts and stitching in this fabulous quilt of yours. I love the idea of a memorial book paying tribute to those who have passed and those who are born....a celebration of each life, really.

Kate said...

The little book sounds like a very good idea. How would you keep it closed? Even if you didn't get the post up, you did really well on getting in the stitching time.