12 January 2009

Best Christmas present

I got the best present this Christmas...my sweet daughter Sarah stitched me this pillow. She asked Jonathan to help her come up with what to write and Daniel says he cheered her on so it was a group effort :) Poor Sarah got this far and Jonathan looked over and said no that's not right you've got to start over :) I made another trip to the used bookstore and this time I spent some time looking through their Japanese craft books. I brought 2 home and immediately started gathering fabric from my stash ('cause I am stash busting) for this one.Look at all this cute stuff! So here is my first project started in 2009My camera card is being weird and won't load all my pictures so I'll try to get the other book up later.

28 comments:

Cheryl said...

That gift from your daughter is so sweet and wonderful. And look at you go in 2009!!! Great job and boy I love those colors!!!!!!

Carol said...

Oh Tammy the stitchery from Sarah is just the most wonderful...and the boys helping her...what a sweet, sweet gift. LOVE your new quilt...it is soooooooo HAPPY!

Connie W said...

You have found a great book there. The blue & red stack of fabric is just TOO pretty, yummm.

~Bren~ said...

That IS the best gift!!!!
Congrats on the 3 pound weight loss!!! Loved the outfit, but 80+ degrees?? It is -7 here and we are getting a cold front coming in later...you would need a parka to workout here!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a wonderful gift that is. I just love it.
That quilt reminds me of my picnic quilt in those same fabs. I love the. They are so happy. And that book.....I want one.

em's scrapbag said...

How thoughtful of your sweet daughter. It says a lot about you too. You must be a great mom. The book is great. How fun for you.

Wendy said...

That's a gift to treasure for sure. Look at you getting some stash busting done. I love the new quilt and you found some great books for inspiration.

Stina said...

Ohhh... that WAS a very lovely gift... a treasure to keep!! Nice book!! :o)

Michelle said...

What a wonderful treasure that your daughter made for you! You should be very proud! I love the blue and red quilt too...very cute!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your daughter is a doll. I love that. And that Japanese book - wowie. You know I love them.

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, how sweet that your little Sarah did it over. She must REALLY love you LOL! It looks like you got a great Japanese book -- I love the colors in your new quilt!

Karen said...

The stitchery your daughter made is so special. It is great to have a daughter iterested in stitching or sewing of any kind.
I love to go to used book stores. Never in all my years of looking in them, have I found a decent and up-to-date quilt or craft book. Lucky you.
You have a good start to the New Year on making a quilt and stash busting.

sewkalico said...

What a beautiful gift! What a wonderful Mum and daughter too!

Quilt Hollow said...

What a treasure to have from your daughter! I have two boys and can't imagine they would be interested in stitching me up something! I'm just sayin. I feel thrilled when they forget to buy a card and make me one instead...I save those!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I had to leave a comment about something you said in your previous post.How dare you mention that it's 89 degrees there when it is 9 degrees here! Wanna trade houses?

Eileen said...

Oh you are so right.. that really is the best Christmas present ever!

And no wonder you loved the stuff in the book.. you already had all the gorgeous fabrics right ther ein your stash! AWEsome! Can't wait to see what you do.

Judy said...

That is the sweetest present EVER!!!

Tonje said...

oh, I love used book stores... and I love books. You can never have to many. Your quilt looks great.

Marsha said...

How wonderful to have something sewn by your daughter. give her a hug for me. Your photos are so pretty today. Love the book pictures and your patchwork. Lively.

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julieQ said...

I love these colors! So pretty and fresh looking. That is such a heart felt message on that pillow, I know you will treasure it forever.

Linda said...

Hi Tammy! What a wonderful gift from your daughter! Love all the colors going on here! Have a wonderful 2009! Blessings to you! Linda

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

What a sweet gift. Do you now read Japanese?

Darlene said...

I love, love, love the pillow from your daughter & company. LOL

Look at you busting your stash - very cute quilt. Sweet!

Niki :-) said...

beautiful first project!

Ravenhill said...

Gorgeous project! I am so impressed. This book loooks really great.
~Emily

calicodaisy said...

Oh, boy! I either need to learn to read Japanese, or they could at least come out with some English versions! Love those colors together. -- Michele

calicodaisy said...

Uh, my little dream above just came true in about a minute. GreetingArts just posted that an English version of Japanese crafts is coming out - http://www.amazon.com/Patchwork-Style-Simple-Projects-Colorful/dp/159030649X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1233317477&sr=8-1.

Hurray!

-- Michele