Saturday, February 21, 2009


Something cheery...
Finished the quilt for my Mom. I thought about making her wait until she was here...but where's the fun in that? I am very happy with how it turned out- wish you could see it closer up. For those of you that don't know, my folks live in a barn- lots of wood. I think this will look so nice on their bed. It is pretty much one room, so they'll be able to enjoy is from everywhere!
We are still getting used to having Joe gone. Abe wanted an envelope this morning so he could send Joe a cough drop. I think we all have moments like that- thinking to get this or that for Joe- only to realize he's not around anymore! He called yesterday to say that he passed his physical and will start his new job come Monday. We are all excited for him- he gets to wear a hardhat and the kids are thinking that is pretty cool.
I quilted a Grandmother's Flower Garden(72"x72"), yesterday. I found it in an antique shop and it has a few issues, but overall, a nice quilt. I have to bind it still and that will be a big job. I did cut some of the edges off into straight lines- instead of all those hexagons. But it is still zigzaggy. I just did a medium small meander on it, with cotton batting. It should wash up really nice and soft. Keepin' busy.

9 comments:

Amy said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE that quilt! Lucky Mama for being on the receiving end.

Fantastic!

Darcie said...

Your Mom and Dad are going to love that quilt! How grand!

But what I cannot get over is that there seems to be a lack of snow on your IN prairie...and a lack of jacket use as well!!!

Glad Joe is settling in. Bet he's glad to keep busy too.

Lotsa love....

Julie in the Barn said...

Oooooo...a barn quilt! I'm coveting that one. Mom is so lucky. My goodness, the day looks so sunshiney. My photos have to be taken inside or the slushy snow would get in my shoes! I love the quilt holders standing on the chairs.

teelduo said...

BEAUTIFUL! Can't wait to see it in person.

I know Joe is blissfully happy he has a hard hat, steele toed boots and Laurie!!!

Cindy said...

What a beautiful quilt. May I ask you where I might be able to find the pattern? The recipient is going to love it - absolutely WONDERFUL!

PS - I love your blog as well. Hope to start visiting more often.

Happy weekend to you.

Peni said...

O-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-oh. Won't that make the barn happy!!! And me too. Thanks for the sneak peek. Mom

Posty Pals said...

What a beautiful quilt. Job well done. I bet mom will love it.

Julia said...

I LOVE it!!!! Hey Mom, where can I get the pattern? It looks like a Thimbleberrires design, is it? I must make one! :~)

((((hugs)))) to all of you as you adjust to having Joe gone. It does get easier as time goes and you can see that they are happy.

Hey, how come there is no snow and those quilt holders are wearing short sleeves with no coats on? :~)

Isobel said...

Beautiful...but then all your work is. Lucky, Lucky Peni.