Friday, December 29, 2006

Odds and Ends

Just some odds and end pictures to share. The above quilt is for my nephew and Godson James. This is that infamous Oriental Fabric quilt I"ve told you about (and shown) before. It is finished!!!! Totally Finished! I'm mailing it tomorrow to him! He is so excited. My sister says he loves the pillow cases I sent earlier with the oriental fabric to go with it.


It is quilted with a Ginko Leaf pattern which is really fun since my dad used to have a Ginko tree in the yard and some of the fabric in the quilt has Ginko Leaves on it. So for me and my sister it is kind of a cool memory. Maybe she will tell James about Grandpa and his trees? Her kids and my last 3 don't remember Grandpa, unfortunately he died at the young age of 52 from a brain tumor. But he loved trees. We had so many unusual trees in our yard that all the high school kids would come to our house to collect leaves for that section of Biology.

The pillow sham was made by my very best internet friend in Australia! We have been emailing for over 6 years now! And we still hope to meet someday. We've talked on the phone and send gifts for our birthdays and Christmas. The first few years we sent gifts for the kids too, but as they got older it got harder! So now we just spoil each other! I got some awesome teal and lime green fabrics for my Leavz wall hanging. She got me some fabrics and the pattern last year for my bday, so I"ve been collecting the fabrics I need since it is a random controlled scrappy type of thing. And kind of stack and slash type thing.

Last but not least is my Christmas present from Mark. Of course on the 23rd he hands me the money and says "I couldn't figure out what you want, go to the jewelry store and buy a bracelet since you wanted one". I've only been asking for 3 years now and picked a ton and gave him the pics and stores, but on the 23rd like I'm going to find what I want right now! I did go but couldn't find anything I liked. So when I went shopping with the girls yesterday I found exactly what I was looking for and got it! I wanted a bit more than just a chain, but wanted something I could wear everyday and with any kind of outfit. This seemed to fit the bill and it is very shiny in the light. Hard to get a good picture of shiny metal, but you get the idea!

Oh and just for those game people out there... Emily got this farmer game for xmas. She wants to grow up to be a farmer and she loves the game of Monopoly. So I found this farmer game which is kind of similar to Monopoly - but a bit more involved. Well we've played twice, the second time for 2 days to the end and I'll tell you - I am NOT cut out to be a farmer! Not even in a board game! The girls creamed me!

11 comments from wonderful readers:

Patti said...

What a beautiful gift from your friend Dawn! She certainly knows your taste. Good job on the oriental quilt - it turned out very nicely.

Hope you are totally recovered and not getting two dragged down by all the catching up you have to do.

Anonymous said...

The oriental quilt looks great - nice guy colors!

Is the bracelet purple, or is that just the reflection of the flash?

KCQuilter said...

Love how the oriental quilt turned out!!! And your pillow from your Aussie friend is exquisite. Have a super New Year!!!

Anonymous said...

Great work on the quilt.. You have an awesome friend.

Lucy said...

I LOVE the pillow. and the quilt is a great gift !!

Anonymous said...

I love the look of a simple, yet classic bracelet. I used to wear a simple silver one. Thankfully it was cheap and broke after a year. I should go buy another one. The quilts are gorgeous. The Farming Game is one unique game. Now I'm off to Karen's Blog.

Anonymous said...

He's going to just love that quilt. The Farming Game sounds interesting -- we do love games around these parts *s*

Anonymous said...

Dawn I love the colours in the oriental quilt.

Anonymous said...

The oriental quilt worked out beatifully - well done! It's very masculine and I am sure James will love it and treasure it for years to come.

Love the story about the trees too.

Tracey said...

Oh my gosh! That is so funny!! A farming game??! WHO KNEW?!?! LOL!

The quilt for your nephew is wonderful. And it's really cool that he's excited about receiving it, too!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Anonymous said...

How cool that your quilter stitched those Ginko leaves! Did she have any idea that they would hold sentimental value for you? Your nephew is a lucky guy!

Happy 2007, Dawn!