Tuesday, December 18, 2018

31 days of posts... fabric condolence card

If I'm writing about Joy this month, I have to include sorrow. It's the flip side. My friend Mary and her husband lost their beloved cat this holiday.
I show you this in case you also want to make a momento for a loved one...

This 11" X 12" fabric card was made to comfort her in loss.
I used two of her images from her blog printed onto fabric to piece into the little quilt.
It is made onto peltex instead of batting.
The three hearts stand for Mary, her husband and son. I wrote on the card with a fabric marker
Fetcher was a very social cat, visited school children and neighbors. There is a story here for sure. The cat who visited everyone.
The dragon at the bottom, Spikey also passed away this year, and they were good friends.
I stitched on some loose yarn, to represent play time, and used metallic gold to quilt and zig-zag the edge treatment. I also couched down some coral colored yarn to accent the center image and bottom statement.
If you  click on the next image, you might be able to see the little gold heart stitched in thread on his chest. He gave his family lots of love.
The Wander medallion represented how Fetcher's need to explore.
Loss is so hard, and the only thing that helps is "tincture of time" as my old vet used to say.
Her post on Fetcher is HERE

Linking to
off the wall Fridays
can I get a whoop whoop Fridays 

thankful-thursday-blog-hop
Esther's blog Wednesdays 
Let's be social Wednesdays 
Midweek makers wednesdays
 Free motion by the River Tuesdays    
 

9 comments:

  1. so beautiful... you have a heart and hands of gold too ;O)

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  2. That is a very sweet memory/condolence card. Our pets are such important members of our families.

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  3. Fabrics...for all seasons and any reason. A lovely thing to do!

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  4. Is there anything you can't craft, woman? So sweet and I'm tearing up, dang, I've got cheesy bread to eat.

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  5. Your are so sweet LeeAnna. Your card is lovely and thoughtful. It's another thing you have me wanting to make.

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  6. What a beautiful card and a lovely thing to do!

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  7. You've made a very sweet memento - I'm sure they will be very touched

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  8. I am sorry for your friend's loss. It is tough to lose a beloved kitty. That is a beautiful gift for her.

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  9. What a sweet card! I bet she will treasure it.

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