Tuesday, December 4, 2012

CELEBRATING the small.......small stitches, small quilt, small scraps, small babies...

I thank my mom and dad for teaching me from an early age the value and delight of the little things in life and compassion for others....May Day baskets on doorknobs, Secret Santa Helper for a friend in need of love at Christmas, homemade cookies that look like pizza in a deliver box and crafting while watching tennis and Cheers on tv......And with this love for the process of living and being present with those you are with..
CELEBRATING this beauty of mom's.....the colors are yummy but do you see? They line up perfectly and are all hand pieced. She calls it her picnic blanket and such a fun quilt it is! An amazing quilter and so versatile!
Do you recall the quilt posted below.....I have looked and looked for the fabric to create a second quilt and come up with no luck. My Aunt JoAnn is a ball of fire and when one is in her presence, her laugh is contagious and her spice is SPICY! Mom had told me that she enjoyed my Poppy quilt and I wanted to gift her a surprise. The above art quilt is a Bonsai. Used my tiny poppies to attempt to mimick aspects of the original. And of course, the text could not be more fitting! There is something so fun about finding just the right details for the recipient. Merry Christmas, JoAnn!
This quilt resides in Michigan and has yet to meet her owner. Jen is working in Costa Rica and had me mail the quilt to her parents' home. The stories that the blooms will soak up are kinda fun to think of. Some people come in to my life and there is an automatic click like 2 puzzle pieces that interlock....Maybe it was Jen's smile or her cowgirl boots, or just that she is an awesome inspiring woman. Hope to hug her again someday.
I was asked to create a baby quilt for a friend's granddaughter. There is something very fun about receiving a voicemail or email inquiring of a commissioned project....pays for those shop hops :).....As I have been perusing blogs, I was drawn to Victoria's recent challenge of made fabric from lights. With her ideas I created this filler and of course used the old fav, LOVE block. All from my stash and that is a good feeling! Roxy is ready to quilt her and then off to play with the stork.
Wishing you all a TOOsday with a little TOO much of something in it TOOday! Love, Em

9 comments:

Kim said...

It really is the little things in life that add up to happiness isn't it Em ? :0) thanks for reminding me of that.

Happy Sewing Dear One

Janet said...

Love to hear from you and see all your fabulous work! :)

Karen said...

Hope you're doing well, think of you often. Thanks for sharing these wonderful quilts.

Tangos Treasures said...

All is beautiful! Love how you just take of running!!

Char said...

Your mom does such beautiful work! I do remember that quilt and I'm sure your aunt will love the one you made for her.

Dawn said...

You might want to try Fabric Chicks in Minden, NV for some of the fabric you are looking for. You can get Beth's phone number off her website. Don't just look on her site. Give her a call because she might have some that is not listed online. Hope she has some for you.

LynCC said...

Haha!! I love the new banner pic. :)

Cathy said...

Thank you for the wonderful quilt show. Hugs

♥Duff said...

you're awesome! The fabric you're looking for is Michael Miller Big Poppy Spice.