Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Quote, A Gift, and Another CQ Project

My friend sent me this great Will Rogers quote the other day. I really enjoyed it so I thought I would share it with you. "I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top".





I just have to say right off that I cannot believe the thoughtfulness of people! I just finished putting up my Christmas tree yesterday when the mail carrier knocked on the door with a parcel for me. Totally unexpected - often the best kind! I quickly opened the package to find these beautiful fabric scraps and a packet of tiny beads. Mary Anne sent them to me with a nice note which read "Some stash enhancement to your stash from mine". She is a crazy quilter I really admire and just a creative and generous person all around. This is her link:

http://magpiesmumblings.blogspot.com/ Thanks MA! You made my day!




I have been working on a new CQ project. I transferred one of my paintings onto fabric to use as the focal piece. First I converted the painting into monochromatic blue on a white background. It is an image of the home my great grandfather from England built, the home my grandparents lived in their entire lives, the home my mother grew up in and a home I have always loved, full of lots of memories. This project is certainly a labor of love.
I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

8 comments:

Jan said...

Ohhhh, how FUN that you got a delish box of goodies from Mary Anne. LOVE what she sent ~ there are lots of pretty blues there!

AND your newest CQ project with the photo of your grandparents home is absolutely georgeous. What a special memory you have...now quilted with love by you! A labor of love indeed!

I hope you have a great holiday, too. We're thinking about snowshoeing in Ouray. Weather depending. I hate to drive in blizzards, so it'd have to be a really sunny weekend for me to go. Wimp........:)

Blondie's Journal said...

What a sweet gift! I am sure you will put it all to good use! I love the CQ, you are just amazing!

XO,
Jane

Sharon said...

What a treasure your gift is. Also your lovely CQ with your beautiful painting!

MosaicMagpie said...

How thoughtful of MA to send such lovlies for your CQ pieces. Connie I love the new piece you are working on and using one of your paintings as a focal point was great. I love the blues, you have me itching to be stitching!
Debbie

agypsyangel said...

MA is so sweet. Your piece is coming along beautifully. It is sooooooooooo pretty.
Hope you are having a good day. Hugs, Kim

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Thoughtful? Moi? Nah - just wanting to get rid of 'stuff' from my stash!!

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Oh Connie!
What a treasure that crazy quilt is going to be!!! The picture of your grandparent`s house and all the tiny stitches are exquisite!
Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope to
``see`` you tomorrow!
Love and hugs, Laura

The Rustic Victorian said...

How beautiful the gift and your new project, it will be so special. I see you have been very busy with needle and thread,I need to catch up.
I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas, May God Bles you in 2011.
Love
Marcie