Monday, November 19, 2007

Quilt-along

Here is my completed quilt block for the Quilt Along on CrazyMomQuilts. My background fabric is an embroidered white daisy on white. The print is something I found in a thrift shop. I'm not sure if I'll do a theme, or if I'll just try to tie the colors together somehow. I had SUCH a hard time deciding what print fabric to use...


On another note, next Sunday will be my Birthday - I'll actually be a person "in thier thirties"... ha ha! I was born on Thanksgiving day, this year my birthday doesn't fall on that day, but I think it's about every 7 years that it does - my mom always said she had to miss Thanksgiving dinner - but I think once the story is finished, it ends up that she had two dinners, one from the hospital, and then one her Dad brought to her. Anyway, I usually just think of Thanksgiving and my birthday being together because that's when the whole family is there and we usually celebrate it all at the same time. My Dad's birthday is the 28th, so we also usually celebrate his too! SO - anyway... this weekend my husband was picking up some plants for a job he is doing this week, and before he and my daughter left, I whispered in her ear that I would LOVE to have a pretty fall tree for my birthday present, and that maybe she could pick one out! Look what came home with them!
It took some digging... Don't worry, Child labor laws weren't broken...
A beautiful Sugar Maple tree!!!!!
Voila! I am soooo happy about my birthday present! There is another one that went into the back yard. Taylor Anne is always talking about how we don't have any pretty trees in our yard too, so I think the one in the back was really for her! Maybe in a few years she can climb trees in OUR yard for a change!


3 comments:

Jenny said...

Hey, Em I really like your fabric in your quilt block! Isn't the quilt-a-long fun? I see that you are a student and own a business along with taking care of two little ones. I am also 31 and have two little ones. I work from home but I'm not in school.

Anyway, I'm new to the blogging world and am having fun. I really enjoyed browsing your site. Thanks!

amandajean said...

your block looks great!

and I like your birthday present, too. :)

Louise said...

Great quilt-along block! And great birthday present-- those sugar maples do so well in NC. I love the photo of your little ones digging the hole. :)