Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Trust Me, It's Funny

Hand stitching around the heart
 
So aside from the Muppet pelt pillow, which I made despite my husband's doubts, I also made a blanket that he went on record as considering over the line.
My husband says my family has a cavalier attitude towards death.  I disagree.  I think we just have a really certain belief in what comes afterwards.  I attribute it to my mom's dad mostly, but it likely goes even farther back.  "You can't kill a Swede" had to have come from somewhere.

backed in flannel
 
In a nut shell, we believe that we will be resurrected and get our physical bodies back.  But not the old, practically bionic ones.  Rather the record setting backstroker one. 
My mom's hip dislocated again, and as I was told it didn't warrant another walker bag, I got creative.  I made my mom an "old lady lap blanket."  And I put words on it. 

my first ever reverse applique project
 
This is where I "cross a line."  I was so certain that I was right that I went ahead and made it, but then I did start to worry so I ran it by some siblings and they agreed; it was funny.  So I went ahead and mailed it to my mom with the big star quilt.
And I was so right!  Not only did she think it was funny, she knew her sister would "get it" too.


Can't you just see it in fifth joint replacement post-op recovery?  Really, it's funny.  Trust me.

linking up to tgiff and whoop whoop

13 comments:

Amber Goodman said...

Wow, that is funny. I guess at first I was a little surprised, haha, but I love it. Perfect message for your mom!

Audrie said...

At first I thought it said reconstruction and I did not think that was funny as I have had that too. When she said that it said ressurrection I loved it!!! As you can see it is very pretty.

M-R said...

I rarely use this but LMFAO, my friend! Beautiful and funny -- well done!

Donna said...

I'm glad your mom loved it, I do too! Humor is needed when joint pain is the norm, as my family also knows well. My niece's t-shirt is my favorite: "Every now and then I fall apart." I follow and enjoy your blog.

Amanda said...

I think this is great! Something to remind us that the pain of this world won't last. And who knows what conversations it might start.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Sounds like the perfect quilt for your mum - always good to keep a sense of humour! ;)

Love your reverse applique and hand quilting around it - beautiful!

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

I love your reverse applique! Great that your Mum loves it. Nothing like an 11th hour panic that the recipient won't "get it" LOL It looks fantastic!

Muddling Through said...

What a great quilt! I totally get it. And isn't it good to have hope. The Apostle Paul said, "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable."

Elaine M said...

LOL! What a great quilt for your Mom. Love the stitching around the heart.

Sarah Craig said...

Awesome quilt! Whoop whoop!!

AlyceB said...

LOL!! Good on you! AND her!

Jane said...

That is funny! And great work too.
Thanks for linking up to TGIFF

Kelli said...

haha~I love it! And you did such a good job on it, too. :) Just popped in from Sarah's linky. whoop. :)
xo