Friday, July 03, 2009

TWO FOR THE ROAD

I have to share this darling bottle I found at Pier 1 the other day. Look at the cute birds! Remember when I showed the vintage photos of birds that I copied and framed? This pretty gold bottle is perfect in my bedroom and the birds are perfect too!
I have been stash busting like crazy with this quilt for my son! I finished thirty-six 12" blocks, and when I get home from Arizona I will make the pieced border that I have planned. This design makes a great utility quilt.
Also for my son (who was recently married) I have completed this Buggy Barn quilt. I started it for him quite a while ago and it has been staring me in the face ever since. The original pattern was not big enough for a queen size bed so I wanted to add borders. I had the perfect fabric and everything. Why do these things take so long? Finally I got the borders on! Today I photographed it on my bed. Tomorrow I take it with me to Arizona to be quilted. I prepared the backing and binding, so I am all set. With any luck at all, maybe it will get quilted before I leave and I can bind it and mail it to my son Renn.
This is the book that the quilt pattern is in. Those Buggy Barn gals sure come up with cute ideas. There is at least one other pattern in this book that I plan to make for the Plumpkin--those darling flowers!

So tomorrow, on the 4th of July, I board a plane due to take off at 6:15 AM. Believe me, this is a huge effort of love on my part. I am not a morning person. I am always surprised to see people out on the road when I am forced to go that early. What are they doing? They can't all be hunting for night-crawlers!

Today Karen Diane
told me she would miss me while I am gone. Remember she lives in Florida and I don't! "How can you miss me? I am as close as the internet, just like always!" You know she is a very cosmic person and she will know that I am not home. Me and my cosmic vibes are off to Arizona. I will try and pick up some energy as we fly over Sedona.

Later my friends,



13 comments:

Maggie A said...

Lovely quilts.

Stina said...

Lovely..lovely twice ... the quilts are just gorgeous.. have that book too.. and have plans to make at least one quilt from it.. and it so so fun!!!! :o))

Karen said...

I didn't know you were going to Arizona and I live in Florida. I guess I don't have those cosmic vibes like Karen Diane.
Your new quilts are both good ones. I can easily understand a project getting set aside when it should have been finished long ago.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Flying on cosmic energy, that's you. The quilts are great, I love that BB book too! Have fun while you're away, we want to see that BB quilt after it's quilted, don't forget! Happy 4th.

Night Crawlers... you're too funny!

Quilt Hollow said...

KD sends out wonderful vibes no matter where we are. Enjoy your time in AZ!

onlymehere said...

Enjoy your trip! I started a Buggy Barn quilt eons ago and need to finish it. I think I bit off more than I could chew for a new quilter. It's been sitting unfinished for about two years, oops! Your quilt is beautiful. I really like the colors and the patterns. Cindy

sewprimitive karen said...

Your quilts are beautiful, Marcie! I don't know why it takes us so long to get things done, but I would like to solve that little conundrum, yes I would. Have a good trip and you'll get over having gotten up at a decent hour LOL.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I"ve always loved that buggy barn quilt! I"ve had it on my list to do for ages. Guess I should just do it!

Janet said...

Two fabulous quilts, I've always loved the first one. Have a great time away.

Janet said...

I love both of your scrappy quilts! Lucky son!! Hope you have a great trip - I'm not a morning person either so I can relate.

Darcie said...

Your son is one lucky dude! They're great looking quilts, Marcie!

Happy trails to you!

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

Love the Buggy Barn quilt, Marcie! I'm a huge fan of their designs, too, and have made several. Thanks for the pattern you sent; I haven't had much time to spend on your website, but I will! Enjoy your trip!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Your quilts are just beautiful; the colors are always great.