I finally got everything off to the post office this morning....... okay, it was more like this afternoon but ...... phew, it's done! Of course, last night I had another Etsy order come through for a dress that is special ordered......... I'M NOT COMPLAINING......... I'M NOT COMPLAINING......... I'm very happy at Etsy and love all of the people I've had dealings with, truly. I'll get right on it tomorrow before my boys come home........ HOoray, they're coming home to us! I know a baby sister that is sooooo ready for a crazy big brother to get home and play with her again! She's been asking about them and patiently waiting. I'm going to make some cookies or a cake so that when they get home they'll feel welcomed back........ it's been quiet around here which has been nice but I think I'd rather have the noise of my kids around me ..... even if it is arguing noise!
Why the picture of the little plate? Don't know. I just like it. I bought it about four or five years ago and planned to put it and the others about the house but never did. I've been stepping over it in my studio for a few days now and thought I'd show ya'll. I love the colors and the rusty, chippiness of it....... so cute! It must be a special plate made just for a pretend breakfast as it has a coffee pot, an egg cup complete with an egg and some fresh fruit.
Back to business:
Last year, I think in September........ my sister Jerri Lynn came for a visit from New York. She is a super duper quilt top maker upper. Whenever she comes for a visit..... we all usually end up making a quilt top of some type or another. Now, notice I say "quilt top" as they more than often never get the backing, binding and quilting done to them....... at least mine don't. This picture above is of the quilt that was cut out for my boy Kavin. Ummmm..... maybe it was Cole. Anyhoo...... I cut out two quilts, one for each and then I let them choose which one they wanted. Here is the stack that I've finished from the above design....... notice again that it's a simple one:
Impressed? Should be considering this is the stack I have of the other one ready to be put together:
Sad ain't it?
In my defense....... this quilt is way more complicated than the other. And, yes I know they aren't reeeeallly that complicated but for someone like me who likes things done lickety split and faster than me on my first date with my now husband......... it's complicated. I don't now the name of either quilt ...... maybe they're just made up. I'll try to see.
Why am I talking about quilts all of a sudden? Nope, it's not because we're opening a quilt shop soon...... nope, it's not because we need more blankets around during this South Georgia 90,000 degree weather......... nopey, it's not because I have the type of personality that needs things completed....... NOpey on that one for sure! It's because of this blog right here. She has pretty much declared this summer to be "The Summer of Quilts". By the end of the summer she will have a handmade quilt on each bed in her house. Now, doesn't that sound wonderfully satisfying? What a cozy idea..... a cozy idea that I think I'm gonna try to duplicate for myself and my family! Wouldn't this fall and winter be more warm and fuzzy if we were to see our loved ones snuggled up in a quilt made by you especially for them? It certainly does to me and I plan on getting this feat done.
UMmmm......... starting on Monday? Yup, I'm starting on Monday. Although I have another project I'd like to begin on that needs to be completed soon........ but I'll type about that another day!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone...... I hope to hear of you enjoying some quilting adventures of your own this summer!