Saturday, July 18, 2009

Good Morning Bloggers..............

Yes, it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood and it's actually starting to feel like summer...not that I didn't enjoy keeping the windows and doors open with only ceiling fans running and at night throwing a light cotton blanket over me but the family is getting cranky at not being able to enjoy the pool....so, we'll take some warm days for a little while.

I was not working yesterday so I took the opportunity to clean my house and do a little sewing.

My daughter's best friend is getting married in October in Puerto Rico and I'm invited so Jen asked if I'd make her a little quilt. I made the quilt and yesterday made a label for it...
I usually use premade labels but I decided this one needed something special so I designed one myself.


Here's the quilt that I made using the Jamestown blocks that I did monthly from Michelle probably 2 summers ago??????? (sorry for the bad picture, all my quilt holders were out when I wanted to take the picture)

I was so happy with this quilt and it will be hard to part with it but I know Samantha and Jason will appreciate all the work I put into it.

Then last night, exhausted (LOL) from all my hard work, I decided to put my feet up to watch tv and do a little embroidery. I started a new bom called "Twas the Night Before Christmas" with an Aussie designer. I got the first of 7 sections on Monday and put off sitting down with it but I just couldn't help myself yesterday, I had to thread that needle and start stitching....Here's a picture of what I got done last night....I'm using a garnet red variegated so it will have quite a few varieties of red thru it. So far I'm loving how it looks....
I do have some work to do around the house and more laundry today so I am going to have to put this guy aside and get things done around here before I pick it back up again.
Happy Saturday to all.....
Peggy

9 comments:

Robin said...

I think the happy couple will be thrilled with your generous gift, Peg! You did a tremendous job on the quilt AND the label! that little elf is just the cutest!!

Conni said...

Great quilt and wonderful label!!

Barb said...

I know the bride will just love the quilt and the label is wonderful. Your stitchery is so nice....

ranette said...

Wow....beautiful quilt and label. That's a very lucky couple I think.
Cute little elf...

Barbara said...

Beautiful quilt and lovely stitchery, but I'm most impressed by your label! Did you draw this free-hand? If so, you are very creative!

Barbara said...

Almost forgot to ask -- does this mean you are going to Puerto Rico?
Sounds nice!

Pat said...

LOVELY quilt for the soon-to-be-marrieds. Cute stitchery, too.

Nancy said...

Yer Jamestown quilt is just gorgeous. I'd have trouble giving it away, too.

Liz said...

Oh, I can't believe you're giving that quilt away. You must LOVE that couple. LOL They're going to love it Peggy. It's beautiful and I'm sure you might have one or two left for yourself. :o)
The elf is adorable too. Can't wait to see a few more.