Sunday, May 31, 2015

Three Quilts Gifted...

Over Memorial weekend, Andy & I traveled to Illinois for a family visit.  On the way through Ohio we stopped at my brother's house for a visit and to deliver some quilts that I had made for three of his grown children.  

The first one was for Leah.  The embroidered top was purchased from Ebay and I added the borders and hand quilted it.

The second quilt was for Sarah.  This was a top that I started as a block-of-the-month, but ended up deleting a couple of their blocks that I didn't like and adding a bunch more that I found online.  It is hand quilted. 

The third quilt that I gifted in Ohio went to my nephew, Daniel.  He served our country for 4 years in the Marines just a short while ago, so I made his "Red, White, and Blue" in tribute to his service! The pattern for this one is "Blue Ridge Beauty" by Bonnie Hunter and is hand quilted, also.

I gifted one more quilt when we got to Illinois, but I will blog about that in a separate post.

All the quilts were received with much appreciation and the appropriate amount of "oooooh's and ahhhhh's"...and that does a quilter's heart good!  :)


Saturday, May 9, 2015

A Gift From a Friend...

Quote for the Day:
"There is nothing better than a friend, 
unless it is a friend with chocolate."
~Linda Grayson

A friend (and co-worker) gave me this adorable teapot that she found at the thrift store!

It has a cute little sewing machine on the lid and a quilt draping off the side of the sewing table!

Gee...I wonder why she thought of me when she saw it???  *wink wink*  

Thank you, Linda!  I love it!  


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Another Gift...

I was working on another gift...this time a baby gift...and was waiting till it had been gifted to post about it.  I got confirmation yesterday that it had been received, so I can blog about it now!  

My chiropractor and his wife are expecting their fourth child this month...a boy!  I made one of my double-sided flannel receiving blankets and matching burp cloths for the wee one.  I like to do the crocheting on these when we are on car trips because it helps to pass the time, so this one was crocheted two weeks ago when we went to Asheville, NC, on vacation!

Here's the very beautiful mama opening the gift...