Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Good evening to all my dear blog friends.  Today was a wonderful warm day we had, it was almost 60, yippy  yeaa!!!!!   But sadly it is not going to stay long. Tomorrow is going to be rainy with very high winds and thunderstorms. Which I am not going to be up set about, the temp is going to drop and with the rain it is going to be freezing rain. boo boo  I hope it does not stay long. But today was like a Spring day, my bearded deep blue Iris's are starting to peek through the ground, my Weeping Pea tree is getting some buds on it, so I hope they don't blow away or freeze off.  I do have them covered up to protect them. 

Yesterday was a fun day,  my two grandsons and I were making Valentine Cards for their Mommy and Daddy and all the grand parents. They had such a great time, as well as I did. We had glue stick and stickers glitter paper and all that goes with it every  where. lol  And I have failed as a true blogger, I did not use my camera to take photos of them......  I know I know, shame on me to not capture a time as that forever.  I can take a photo of the cards Zachary made for Papaw and I he was so so proud. Corbin is into Penguins so he was making them. 

So since I did not have a photos to share, I am going to show the two quilts I made a while ago. 

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This is a Irish Chain Quilt; I made this for my oldest daughter Heather. It took me a long time to quilt, I hand quilted around each 2 inch square and in each white block I put in a star and half moon. I won't do that again. My poor hands were so sore and tired. but she loved it, I think it came out pretty good.

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This one I made for my grandson Zachary's baby shower, it had some matching pillows. Now as you can probably see that in the last row one block does not match the others. It is supposed to be a Log Cabin quilt, but some how I sewed the block the wrong way and did not notice it until I was taking this photo....  [look of shock]   So I call this my Humility Quilt, because it does not have to be perfect.  I am the type that has to be perfect in what every I am making or doing, and that is a hard thing to break out of. But know one noticed it right away any way.  I have a couple of Quilts that are humility quilts, lol like the Amish call them, so I am in good company.  I have make quilts for most of the grand babies before they were born, I will have to do some digging to find them. not sure where I put the photos.  I have made two Guardian Angles Quilts, they were very hard  for me to make, as I was not very good back then with triangles, which the whole thing was make of.  The second one was made for my niece Maddy Grace  she had to have lots of Dr. appts. and almost had to have open heart surgery, so I made the quilt for her keep near her. Her Mommy said that she stills has it and takes it every where, she was adopted from the Philippines when she was about 2 yrs old with some health problems. And today she is in first grade and doing fine, she is such a little doll.  Some day I will have to do a post on all of my grand kids and grand nieces and nephews, just to show them off. lol   I hope you all enjoyed my photos even though they had nothing to do with the card making post. sorry about that.....  

I want to thank you all for the visits and hope you will continue to stop back, I love reading all the wonderful comments you all leave.  Oh dear I hear Thunder out side, I love the Thunderstorms there is just something about them, they relax me, except if they are really bad then it is kind of scary.....  :}  

OK ladies until next time; God Bless;




Heather's Stitches said...

What beautiful quilts, I can't believe you did them by hand!

Carrie said...

The quilts are beautiful you are so talent!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your quilts are very pretty! Great job! Nice keepsakes!


Donna said...

What beautiful quilts, Alaura. I know what you mean about perfection. I posted about that within the past week or so, how I am finally learning to embrace imperfection... Sounds like you had a great time with the grandsons, making cards... Happy Valentine's Day!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Southern Lady said...

Alaura, your quilts are truly beautiful, and I think the imperfections just make them more dear.

I hope you enjoy your "Outdoor Wednesday" by staying inside, warm and safe from the coming storms.

I've never seen a "Weeping Pea" tree ... I hope it isn't damaged by the storm. Perhaps you can show it to us on another "Outdoor Wednesday."



Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hi sweetie,
Sorry its been so long since I stopped by...
Thanks for your lovely comment!
Here, the weather isn`t as nice as yours... very cold and we even had some snow...
Love the quilts... that`s what I called a true labour of LOVE.
Debbie Moss


Neabear said...

I like your quilts. The idea of calling one a humility quilt is a good idea. My current cross stitch project has mistake in it. But I am not going to go back and fix it. It is a reminder we are not perfect.