Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Gallery shots and a gift!

I'm STILL working on a newsletter...be patient with me...I have been ambushed by the to-do list! I have visited the post office not once but twice today (as MANY of you are taking advantage of our GREAT sale! Thank you very much!) I am working like mad to keep up:) So I wanted to share a few things from my gallery today. The first is an altered 3 dimensional letter "C" that I made for Chloe's room. Her middle name is Saige so I added her initials freehand cut from some of the patterned paper in the kit. (This kit is loaded with paper...I think it has more patterned paper than any other kit EVER!) I love this pink wood grain patterned paper!
I used a Hambly doily rub on underneath to make the letters pop and also pop dotted the cardstock birdie sticker to give it some dimension. The button was the final touch...with a small piece of fabric threaded through and tied instead of thread.
Now for the real talent of the day. Right when I got home from California I had a package delivered containing this GORGEOUS quilt that was a birthday present from a very special friend of mine. Amanda Smith (who also happens to be on our DT) must know me better than I know myself because this quilt is exactly perfectly perfect! I couldn't have made it myself and loved it as much as this one! (Let me rephrase that...I couldn't have made it period, because I don't know how to quilt.) But each fabric is just so "me." All the colors are exactly what I love and I must admit that I started crying when I opened it because I felt SO loved. Seriously, who has the time these days to make something so thoughtful and time-consuming! Not Amanda that's for sure, as she has her hands very full with 2 little ones running around. I know the time that was sacrificed to make it and it makes it even MORE special!

So I have to send a HUGE thank you out to Amanda...you are just the best! I love it, love it, LOVE it! (All these images were stolen from her blog too:) Every time I wrap myself up in it...I feel like it's a great big hug from my precious friend. And it just doesn't get any better than that friends, it's as good as it gets.
Aren't you jealous? She seriously should go into business!! She also makes these for babies out of flannel in a smaller size.
I hope you all had a happy day! I am off to get working on the newsletter...really...I mean it...and I will post it here as well. HUGS!


Just Call Me Grammy said...

Beautiful quilt...what an awesome gift!

Erin said...

Amazing quilt! That's a true friend! :)

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