Sunday, September 20, 2009

Presents from Friends!

I got some very special presents at camp this year. Above is from Laura - who I was SO HAPPY to see again. I felt like it had been forever since I had seen her! She got me this gorgeous photo book for me to put wedding pics in! And a lovely candle that smells so nice!

And Linda G gave me this really cool small photo frame! She laughed and said I could put pictures of the wedding on it, then when people asked if we had a good time at the wedding and did we get any good pics I whip it out of my pocket and they are stuck seeing them! If I carry a large album they run when they see me!



And these are gifts to myself. I stopped by an antique store on the way down to camp and came across 2 bags of old blocks. I fell in love with them. I"m going to figure out a way to put both sizes in one quilt and use them all. There are more than what I'm showing, so I should get a nice small quilt out of them.

I also learned how to make chenille pot holders. This one has to be washed and dried again, but I"m making a few more, so I"m going to wait until those are done. When they are really done they are all soft and fuzzy.

6 comments from wonderful readers:

paulette said...

I am in love with your strip star quilt!!! I went back as far as June...hoping you had a little tutorial on how to make it. I see you do tutorials....hint,hint....
Regardless, what is the pattern name and who's design is it? Yours is stunning! Fantastic job! Thank you so much for sharing!
Paulette

julieQ said...

Awesome chenille! I love vintage blocks, they have such potential. Your star quilt is the perfect background for your goodies!

Karen said...

The blues in those vintage blocks are so interesting looking. A very good find.

Quilt Hollow said...

The star strip quilt below everything....awesome!!! Not to say that the other fun too...but wow does that catch my eye!

Meggie said...

Some lovely goodies there!! Lucky you!

MARCIE said...

Wow, you scored on the vintage blocks! Awesome! I adore that star quilt you are using as a background. ADORE it!