OK, you've been warned...you all know from over the past 2 years of blogging that my quilts are usually Civil War repros, darks and plaids, 30's...but never brights unless I'm doing something for Hampton. I did Hampton's 2nd birthday quilt...I am so excited...I cut it yesterday afternoon...got it all together today and the back sewn together and ready for the quilter. This was so easy and so fun...I used a pattern from Country Threads..."Couch Quilt" and a group of fabric from MODA (probably a year or so ago) "Wild Things". There's a story behind this whole thing. Josh's favorite book when he was 2 was Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. He got it from the library every time we went. Thankfully the library had several copies, so we could return one and check out another one, since we could only renew once. We read that book every night. He loved it. We left him with my mom and dad one evening and he took the book with him. He had Nana read it to him...mom said he was falling asleep in her lap as she was reading so she decided to turn 2 pages at a time...a little voice piped up...No Nana, and he got her on the right page. So Hampton will be getting his very own copy of the book, so they don't have to return it, and a quilt full of wild things. Sorry about the big wrinkle...I held this time and my man took the picture...my arms aren't as long so I was pulling it a bit I think. Here's a closeup of the funny monsters on the front And here's the back
It was a very fun day!
You know how I LOVE mail! Well, after a very dreary day today, tropical storm Fay made it a yucky day, I went to the mailbox and WOWSER...did I ever get a treat. I was expecting a charm pack in the mail from Tammy...I was a big copy catter and told her that I really wanted to make that fun quilt she showed last week with the Hopscotch fabric...being the sweetie that she is...she said she had an extra charm pack and a half and that she would be glad to send it to me....as you can guess I was thrilled. The mail came today and the priority envelope was FAT! Look at all the treasures...a wonderful 2009 calendar and matching notepad, the artwork on these is just outstanding...a bar of peach soap made with olive oil, oh my hands will be in heaven...a bar of lemongrass soap, it smells sooooooo good and a package of John James embroidery needles...I've seen many of you talk about these needles on your blogs, but there isn't anywhere around here that sells them...now I have my very own.
Thanks Tammy...you made my week.
I've gotten several e-mails today checking to make sure we're OK with this crazy storm...all is well...we've had rain most of the day and we're supposed to get more tonight with some wind...but surely not as bad as it could be. Tomorrow is supposed to be pretty yucky too...this storm is moving very slowly...just wants to hang around. Sounds like another sewing day...YIPPEE!