Thursday, October 3, 2013

5 Years


Now I usually try and keep this space crafting only and keep as much of my personal life out of it as I can. But since this is relevant to why I made this project I am allowing myself to share a tiny bit.  :)

5 years ago, on October 29th, which happened to be the day before my youngest daughter's 1st birthday and 2 days before her favorite holiday, my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 renal cancer.  The outlook was NOT good at all.  Tough times, people, tough times.  5 years later, she is still here, and she is my hero.  She has gone through a lot and I love her so very much. 

I decided to surprise and make her something to celebrate this amazing 5 years.



I went with a Wiksten Tank because I have made quite a few of them before, including some for my mom, so I already know that she looks awesome in them.




And of course, I had to use my most favorite of the Halloween fabrics.  Lizzy House's emoting ghosts print from Guising.  This fabric just makes me happy.  And I decided to do all the topstitching in a fun purple variegated thread.




I think that my mom will really like it when she opens up her mailbox and sees a surprise waiting for her!

Here is a little sneaky peek at what my next post will be about.  Two words, my friends, In. Love.









5 comments:

  1. wonderful news. And sweet tank.

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  2. What a great post!! You are so sweet and I'm sure your mom is going to be thrilled! It looks fantastic!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this. I'm so happy your mom is doing well! And what a sweet daughter you are to make her such a lovely gift. I've made several of the tovas but not the tank. Must do. OOH and super-cute fabric!

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  4. I'm so glad your mom made it through and that tank is perfect!

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  5. I am glad that your mom is doing well! great gift and I am ultra-excited to see your bearpaw quilt.

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