Sunday, 17 March 2013

New for old

Thank you so much for the lovely comments about my Mam on last Sunday’s blog.

It’s her funeral tomorrow morning and the Rev Newton, who’s taking the service, has promised he’ll give her a ‘good send-off’ – his words!!!

Last week when we found her unfinished work we discovered a lot of scrap fabric which must have been used to make the charity quilts. I’ve decided once I’ve completed her charity things I’m going to make a memory quilt out of the scraps that are left.

I’ve been given my Mam and Dad’s wedding rings and instead of just keeping them in a jewellery box (I have very thin fingers so they’re way too big) I’m going to see if they can be melted down and refashioned into a ring that I can wear. That way I get to wear something every day that belonged to both of them. Does anyone know what’s the best way to do this?

I haven’t done a great deal of sewing this week – for various reasons.... – but I did finish off a pot holder I’d made entirely from bits of Mr Gertie’s old work shirts.


Have a great week.

Gertie xx

PS pop over to Handmade Monday to see what other fellow craft bloggers have been up to.


  1. I really hope that tomorrow is ok for you. I love the idea of making a memory quilt quilt. Practical and really, really unique to you. Try to be kind to yourself over the next week :)

  2. So sorry to hear about your Mum (I missed last week) and lots of love for tomorrow. The memory quilt is a lovely idea, such a special thing to have, and also the ring idea - although I have no idea how you would set about it. Sending you a huge hug. xxxxx

  3. There will be a lot of us in "blogland" that will be thinking of you this week xx

  4. A memory quilt is such a lovely idea. Sending a hug for tomorrow.

  5. I missed last week too, my condolences and I hope the funeral is everything you need it to be.
    The ring idea is lovely- somehow nicer to think of them both melted together to make one complete lovely sentimental keepsake too.

  6. I hope today is not too painful, although I know it will be very sad for you. The memory quilt is such a lovely idea. I hope your week isn't too hard.

  7. Really sorry to hear about your mam, I think the memory quilt and your plans for the rings are a great idea x

  8. Wishing you all the best for the funeral Gertie. I think the memory quilt will be lovely. As for the rings, I would go into a couple of jewellers and get some opinions/quotes. Take care, Simmi x

  9. The memory quilt sounds a great idea - as does having a ring made.
    I'm sure if you go to a good independent jeweller they would be very happy to discuss ideas and designs with you. Try and find one that still has resident jewellers, we have one or two around here where they are actually working at their benches in the shop so you can speak directly to the person who would be doing the work :)