Thursday, July 24, 2008

4 Season Summer Swap (can you say that 3 times)

I received my 4 Season Summer Quilt in the mail today. It came from Paula, "The Quilter". I just LOVE it. (I took the above picture from her blog, as it looks SO much better than the picture I took...go figure)It has very special meaning in the fabrics. You can read the story of this quilt and it's meaning here. The hand quilting is wonderful!! It fits right in with the display I have planned. I will share it when it is done. Paula also made me a gorgeous knitted dishcloth with yarn from Mexico. I will show a picture soon...my batteries died!
Speaking of 4 Season Swap quilts...I have finally got my top finished and will be quilting it by tomorrow. That gives me 6 days to quilt it, bind it and mail it...I CAN do it...no problem!! Here is a preview. I took the picture in a dark room...otherwise you would need your sunglasses.
It is not crooked in real life...I tilted the camera a little I think. It measures 18x18...the blocks are 6" each. The dark color is actually a bright purple. ALL the colors are bright. I am a huge stickler for points matching up and all, but the large triangles on the "Birds in the Air" blocks, they did not come close. I frogged it once and then did some measurements and they all worked out the same, SOOOOO, I assume it is how it is suppose to be. At least all the bird points match up nicely. Because of the sailboat in the middle, I decided to call this "Birds on the Lake". The whole thing...colors, fabric design, and pattern is so far outside my box, you can not even see my box any more!!! The recipient loves these colors though and since it is for her, I want her to like it. The hand quilting will be the "me" that goes into it!
On the home front I got the bookcase cleaned out and reorganized. I moved my personal books up to my room with the video tapes...we never watch them, as we no longer have a VCR hooked up.Here is the bookcase before....
And here it is after....
Ready to house another year of living books that will be ordered in August. Hopefully the beginning of the month.
Tomorrow is Zachary's 7th birthday. I am dropping him and Charlotte off at Backyard Bible Club, and heading out to pick up his new bike! He will be thrilled. Saturday, Bud, Rachel, and TJ are taking him to the Milwaukee Zoo. He is looking forward to that. They were going as a family, and Zach said "I would love to go to the zoo for my birthday." So they are taking him. He has chosen McDonald's for his birthday meal (YUK!) and cupcakes made by mom. The Backyard Bible Club are taking him to Baskin and Robbins for ice cream after their morning of fun. He should have the birthday all 7 year olds dream of. I will post a couple of Zachary pictures tomorrow or Saturday.

10 comments:

Mrs. Sew and Sew said...

Zach have a wonderful 7th birthday. Yum, cupcakes, ice cream, McDonald's and the zoo; what a lucky guy you are. Have fun! :)

Libby said...

How wonderful that Paula's quilt has come to live with you . . . it will have a very happy home, for sure *s*
Happy Birthday to Zach!

Niki RuralWritings said...

Both quilts looks great! Having seen the colours in real life, I know how bright it really is!!

Please tell Zach Happy Birthday from Rob and I! The plans sound wonderful, I'm sure he'll love the zoo!

Have a wonderful day, Bren!
Hugs,
Niki

Angie said...

Happy early Birthday, Zach!! Hope you enjoy the zoo - should be lots of fun and much to see!!

Sweet P said...

I love Paula's quilt. The story behind it great.

Good job on organizing your bookcase. I thought I had by books organized, except I keep finding little stacks of books all other the house.

Happy early birthday Zach! I hope you enjoy the zoo.

Copper's Wife said...

What a pretty quilt! I can't wait to see the one you're doing finished...be sure to take a picture before you send it off.

One Christian Mom said...

Wow, you did an awesome job. Books must have been on the agenda this week, I saw a few posts of people sorting through the books :-) I need to do mine so very badly. I see you have the left behind series - possibly my favorite books of all time.

One Christian Mom said...

By the way, Happy Birthday, Zach! And what a beautiful quilt. Man, am I forgetful today! *blush*

Guðrún said...

The quilt you received is beautiful. I think the one you are making is perfect, all the points match up as far as I can see.

live4god said...

Your quilts are so beautiful and your faith is amazing I need to get to where you are to recieve the healing I so desperately need I guess I need to listen closer to the instructions of God. I will work on that. Take care and I am so glad your son is so much better:) GOD Bless. Till then,
Tiff