With quilt market only two weeks away, it’s been a whirl wind around here. The patterns are almost done and I hope to get the booth planned out Monday. What a relief that will be! I plan to show the new patterns next week, so stop back for a chance to win a copy.
In the meantime, I did take a couple of hours off work to squeeze in some family time. One of my nephews celebrates his first birthday this weekend.
As is tradition in the family, my Mom makes a birthday quilt for each kid.
Each present block has a number on it. Every year the quilt is brought to the party and everyone at the party signs the block that corresponds with the age of the birthday boy. It’s a great way to add to specialness of that day, and the quilt becomes more than just a quilt – It’s a memory quilt to remind them of special days from the past.
The other big gift of the day was this -
The two brothers are sharing this gift. They loved it – of course. Apparently two-year old boys come with the software for driving pre-installed, because Gavin was driving like he had been doing it for years, with only a couple near misses. By the end of the afternoon he was braking, backing up and waving like a pro, while giving three other kids a ride. Who says guys can’t multi-task?
After the party, my niece and I borrowed the neighbor’s flower garden to take pictures of the new skirt Grandma Deb had made her out of our Sanibel line.
The fabric works really well for kids clothes, so a few more skirts are now in the works. I’ll show them when they are done, but in the meantime, here’s one more shot filled with Bella-tulipy-Sanibel goodness!
Have a great weekend! Snow is predicted here – can you believe it? Hopefully it won’t last long.