Sunday, December 5, 2010

Another Finish (Almost) and a Wonderful Surprise in the Mail

Would you just look at what the very talented Margaret has sent me!  When I opened her Christmas greeting envelope and saw this beautiful stitchery - it made me so happy I almost cried.  Seriously.  A sweeter, more generous friend would be hard to find.  Thank you so much, Margaret!  You made my day. 

I think if you click on the picture you should be able to see it bigger.  Her stitchery is just exquisite.  I think I'll have to sew a Christmas sashing around this and frame it.  It's too pretty to let it get handled a whole lot.

And here is a little baby quilt I finished tonight for a sweet young family at our church who have a baby girl due to be born this month.  We're having quite a growth spurt just due to babies being born - four in December and January!

I have so much fun making these smaller quilts and I really enjoy making each one unique.  Don't you love these Beatrix Potter prints?

Here's a little closer look.

This is a truer representation of the colors in the front, taken this afternoon.  You can see lots of loose threads on here.

And this is the backing, also taken this afternoon.  Sorry for the poor quality of the photos, but it is almost midnight here, and the light is not that great.  LOL!!  This little quilt is in the dryer now getting nice and crinkly.  A label made and sewn on and it will be done.  I have one more of the new baby quilts to make and it is already well started.  I'm about to start sewing rows of blocks together when I finish this post.

And yes, I'll probably look a lot like this before the night is over.  Plenty to do before I crawl into my nice, warm bed.

I do so hope you are having a wonderful day or night wherever you are, that the surprises in your life today have been good ones, that you have good friends to cheer you in times when you're feeling a little down, and that the Lord watch over you and bless you richly.

Hugs and kisses,


Thimbleanna said...

You're so sweet to make your friends at church baby quilts all the time. Sooo cute! I LOVE those Peter Rabbit prints!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

How wonderful and so pretty. Yes......I love Beatrix Potter! Beautiful quilt......the couple and their baby are so lucky to get such a wonderful gift! blessings,Kathleen

Margaret said...

I hipe you are now tucked up in bed. Do you know you can't out give a giver, and that makes us all blessed. Lovely baby quilt, especially Beatrix Potter characters. my fav.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

The babies seem to come in batches. We have had quite a few in the last 2 years in our little church. Your quilt is so sweet. The little girl is sure to love it for many years.

Miri said...

I just love this baby quilt! Great fabrics and I just love the back!

Adorable stitchery...what a nice gift.

Nanette Merrill said...

The quilt is so darn adorable. Love love the stripes created with squares.