Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Emma's tree and giveaway win

One of the online yahoo groups I belong to is called Learning Fibre Arts or learningfa. One of the women who belongs to the group, Miriam, from Ireland, lost her daughter to cancer a couple of years ago. In order to cope while her daughter battled this disease, Miriam spent hours in her sewing room just cutting fabric. She made this tree in her daughter's honour after she lost her battle with breast cancer. Emma left behind two small daughters of her own.

It is not finished as you can see. It needs a tree trunk and then it needs batting and the backing. I think I may embellish it before I put it together.

I won a giveaway at Carol's blog. She is a Scot in Tennessee. She had several giveaways at the end of October. I love the book and have tried to decide which one I want to do first. None of them are very big and so they are quite doable. Aren't those fabrics great - sewing related - and that little square ruler will be coming in very handy. Thank you Carol.


  1. A great tree (in honor) pattern there Dolores, and what a wonderful win! That looks like a wonderful book! 8-)

  2. Remember -
    what a lovely tree. x x x and such a lovely from the heart thought.

  3. This is going to be a beautiful tree and such a special one after reading the story :)

  4. This tree is going to be such a beautiful tribute to Emma! I am sure it will look stunning when it's all done.

    Congrats on the giveaway!! Hugs, Silke

  5. The tree is so lovely, but how sad is that. :(
    Congrats on the giveaway - the book looks great.

  6. Such a beautiful quilted tree and the reason behind it so heartwarming. Looking forward to seeing it once it's all done.

    Congratulations on winning that giveaway, lucky you:-) Make sure you come by my blog to enter my Christmas giveaway! xoxo

  7. Hi Dolores,

    That tree quilt is so neat!!! what a cool piece...I am longing for some soft white snow to fall...we hung up some cool snowflakes today...and it makes me want the real stuff!!!

    Congrats on winning a giveaway!!! what fun!!!

    Have a great day!!!


  8. Congrats on your win. It is fun to win a giveaway.
    Your tree is going to be great.

  9. Hi Dolores,

    Very sad story and what a lovely tree in honour of Emma.
    Congratualtions on winning the giveaway.


  10. Hi! Found your blog thru Soggibottom's blog! Love the tree but what a heart-wrenching story behind it.

  11. That is a very touching story Dolores. I do hope that lady has achieved some sort of peace for herself. I look forward to seeing what you do with the tree now.

    Congrats on the giveaway win. Great fabrics.

  12. Dear Dolores,
    since I am not sure you are getting my emails I thought I would let you know that I finally got your package yesterday. Thanks so much. I just love it all especially the snowman fabric. I will not be doing a post until Wednesday which will include my gift from you.
    Thanks again, Carrie P. in North Carolina.

  13. And now the tree in is in my London home and will be loved and brought to my new place on the 15th!
    It is perfect.


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