Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tales from Tuesday

Last year, when my friend Sheryll realized that her beloved grandmother would not be on this earth much longer, she had mini-memory quilts made for her immediate family members. Each square holds very special meaning since they were made from clothing that belonged to her grandmother.

I visited Sheryll yesterday. This large bougainvillea was gifted to her by a friend and will be planted in memory of her grandmother.

A Frayed Hearts quilt was made by a lovely lady in the States and donated to Operation Hope, the organization Sheryll founded that provides humanitarian relief to low wage laborers in the country.

It was raffled off at the Mother's Day breakfast held this past Saturday which I didn't attend since the weather was so dusty and awful. Thankfully, our weather has been better the past several days.

Both these kitties were outside Sheryll's house enjoying the weather.


And you won't believe what I saw on the way home.

Seven sheep on the run. Now you don't see that every day!

I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday wherever you are in the world. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

21 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Tammy! Oh, bless Sheryll's heart! The memory quilt is just so pretty! Now I'm amazed too seeing those sheep. I thought you were in England until I read your profile! ;)
Thanks for popping in to see my little Chloe Dawn.
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Tammy
Sheryll's gran must have a very vibrant soul going by the wonderful colours in the quilt - a lovely memory piece forever.
What a surprise seeing the lost sheep - not an uncommon sight where I am, but not on a busy street!!!!
Have a great Thursday!
hugs
Shane

Claus said...

A memory quilt. What a great idea! While from a sad moment, it is a great idea, and a great way to remember your loved one. I like the fact that it is a colorful project (actually that would depend on each person's style, right?) as I think that's the very way one should remember someone that's no longer among us.
Bougainvilleas are blooming around here! Last bloom before the rainy season starts I think. That's right: my favorite season is about to be over :o( such is life!
have a lovely day!

Cozy Little House said...

Your friend sounds like such a loving and giving person. No, I expect you wouldn't see that sight everyday. Maybe once in your life!
Brenda

Jan said...

No, I have never seen that! Only in Q8!!!

Lovely quilt and the flower remembrance is so special. Everytime she sees it the memories must surround her.

Sweet kitties, too. Jingles would love to play with them! Or not!

Hugs
Jan

Linda said...

The memory quilt is nice, and I'm glad that your weather is improved. Loved the photos of the cats and the sheep - living here in farm country, I do see sheep, but not on the run in the middle of the road, lol. :D

bunny said...

Happy your weather is improving...and I DO see that everyday....lol

bunny

Susan said...

Hi Tammy....Loved that hearts quilt. Oh, that was absolutely adorable. Imagine seeing the sheep in the middle of the street. Guess you could say the traffic was "bahhhhful" instead of "awful." hee hee susan

podso said...

The quilts are beautiful, and I love that photo of the seven sheep on the run! Happy mid week to you too!

Diane said...

I hope those poor sheep made it wherever they were going. Maybe that's why we love quilts so much, they can be memory scrapbooks or help to raise money for a cause, or sometimes just to keep you warm! Hope all is well with you and your family. Diane

Linda M. said...

The memory quilt is a beautiful idea. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by and your nice comments. Linda

Jane said...

I might see deer in the road around here but never sheep!!
I love the idea of the memory quilt. What a special remembrance!
Hope you're having a great week.
Jane

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

The quilt is wonderful!! So personal and colorful!

I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and for your well wishes for our mini-mission trip to eastern U.S.
Oh, how I wish i could make a real, live mission trip to Kuwait. That would be such a blessing.

Warmly, Jan

elizabeth said...

I enjoy these little glimpses of what life is like there! Thanks for your kind comment on my shelf makeover.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Tammy,
The quilt is amazing--and so are the sweet kitties and the sheep--WOW!!! I just wanted to come over and tell you I was thinking about you!!
XO
Cindy
P.S. Love the music!

Melissa said...

It was nice seeing you the other day even if it was only for 5 minutes. Looks like we missed a nice Mother's Day breakfast. The quilt is beautiful, as have all the quilts been that were donated.
What a ingenious way to keep Sheryll's grandmother's memory alive. It 's so nice to have friends/family that are thoughtful and do wonderful things to cheer you up. I'm sure glad I have a few friends like that;)
Wonder where them goats came from. Maybe they made their escape from someone's house...probally were going to be someone's lunch. Think a little birdy told them that you feed stray's so they're heading to your place.
Glad its the weekend. This week went by really fast. Hope you enjoy your weekend

Marilyn said...

The quilt & the flowers are lovely but oh, those kitties!! Love 'em!!
Sure hope your weather gets a bit less dusty!! I guess we are to get more rain this weekend... If Spring showers are responsible for Summer flowers the we will have a bumper crop this year!! So many areas of the States are wet & some hopelessly under water!! Not here thank goodness....
Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Marilyn

nanny said...

beautiful quilts....I love quilts!
My friend had a lady make a memory quilt for her, made from her daddy's neckties...I thought that was such a great idea.

Pam said...

I love the idea of a memory quilt for family members. I'm sure each will cherish the memories provided by each piece of fabric. The heart quilt is also lovely. I hope they raised lots of money.

Anonymous said...

What a very special idea that Sheryl had to make mini quilts made out of her grandmother's clothing. The heart quilt is beautiful. I can imagine the person who won the raffle is very happy right now. There is nothing quite so beautiful as a homemade quilt
Have a great weekend, dear!!

Love,
Renee

Yarni Gras! said...

seven sheep on the run....sounds like something you'd read in a child's counting book!

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