So, I guess I sew faster in my head than I do in real life! I got three of the hugs done (Grandma’s, Aunt Sharon’s, Jenni’s). I didn’t get Aunt Sherri’s done though. Let’s take a look at the ones I did finish.
The first one I completed was for Jenni. Let me give you a run down of the lineage first, I guess. My Aunt Gertrude was my Grandma’s sister. Aunt Sharon is Grandma’s Daughter and Jenni is Aunt Sharon’s Daughter. Y’all still with me? Good! Ok, so here was the front side of Jenni’s Hug.
Here’s the back:
I still had to cut the edges so they’d fray in the washer and dryer. Jenni is the heart lover, so I made sure I used most of the red heart fabric on her Hug. I also wanted Aunt Sharon’s scarf to be similar to Jenni’s. They both are heavily involved in the Houston Rodeo and most of the people in that circle refer to them as Junior and Senior. It made sense that Senior’s Hug would somehow mimic Junior’s Hug; However, it needed to be unique as well. I took some of the blocks that were left over from Jenni’s Hug and used them with some gray blocks for Aunt Sharon’s Hug.
Last was Grandma’s Hug. I decided to make her clean and smooth. I made it a little thinner as the others as well so she could use it as a belt as well if she pleased. I just alternated the different fabrics for hers. I loved how it turned out.
I was supposed to be at the Christmas party today at 1, but I had just finished clipping Aunt Sharon’s scarf and dropped all 3 into the washer at 1. I was a little late getting there, but I was pleased with how the Hugs turned out:
From left to right: Aunt Sharon’s, Jenni’s, Grandma’s Hugs.
Once they had finished the gift exchange at the party, I gathered all four of them into the dining room. Aunt Sherri was there so she could hear the story. I wanted to her to be aware of the story so when she received her’s she would know what it was. I explained how Kenny and I had some differences an ultimately agreed to disagree. They all loved them and wore them to rest of the party. Or, at least while I was still there! Below is the picture of Grandma (love how it matched her shirt), Jenni (AKA Junior), Me, and Aunt Sharon (AKA Senior).
I love these ladies!
Merry Christmas All!