Since beginning my journey with this craft blog, I have met (via the net), been encouraged and inspired by so many extraordinary talented crafters.

I had stepped into the world of ‘retirement’ one year ago into the world of what I love to do best, and what a gift to be able to do so.

Inspired by Kerry of Love Those Hands At Home

Please take a moment to stop in and see her post on her completed Fusion Quilt. An amazing beauty crafted with repurposed vintage linens of all kinds. Truly a work of love and art ‘fused’ together.

As I said, inspired by Kerry, I wanted a small personal gift to bring to a friend who was having a very serious surgery (she did well). I had just completed a block for the T quilt I am working on16

and had a pile of small triangles from cutting. With the phrase Scrappy Quilts circling my mind, I used the scaps and cut out a square from a vintage table runner I had stashed, and created a small ‘healing pillow’ for my friend.



I hand pieced the small block, backed it with the used embroiderd square, stuffed it, first a blanket stitch around the outside of the pillow and then crocheted a single row scalloped border, using embroidery thread. Pillow size is 7×7″







11 thoughts on “Inspired

    • nwpaintedlady June 18, 2019 / 7:48 pm

      Thank you Jenny – she did love it and although a brief visit a few hours after surgery, she placed it on her chest 🙂

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      • gingerninjacrafts June 18, 2019 / 8:06 pm

        That’s lovely, just what she needed some comfort from a good friend x


  1. claire93 June 18, 2019 / 6:21 pm

    that’s such a thoughtful and loving gift.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Texas Quilter June 19, 2019 / 6:44 pm

    Very nice gifts Sharon! One whole year of Retirement – Congrats – we are on our 21st (started at 54 and 55). Spoiled!


  3. kathyreeves June 20, 2019 / 2:14 am

    That is a lovely gift, Sharon, with a lovely sentiment too! You are a dear friend to others!


  4. KerryCan June 20, 2019 / 11:28 am

    This is so perfect! The combination of your hand-stitched block and that pretty embroidery on the back–what a treasure. Plus the crocheted border! I see more of this direction in your future, Sharon!

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    • nwpaintedlady June 20, 2019 / 1:44 pm

      Thank you Kerry ~ You are so right, I am so ready to make another!


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