Saturday, November 10, 2012

november's doll swap to me . . .

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I had an early surprise . . . my November doll quilt swap partner, Kim, is way ahead of the game and has already finished and sent her offering, along with a darling card that explained her piece.
"This pattern is called darting birds - I made the center block for my 6 inch block sew along and it was 1/4" too small!  So here it is in your doll quilt -- enjoy!"

I most certainly will!  It's perfectly darling and the fabrics are gorgeous -- I love the rich, luxurious reds!

She also sent along a blank card for my use and enjoyment.  She told me that it's a picture of a quilt made in the town next to Poughkeepsie (which is where she's from)!  I love note cards -- and particularly note cards that have quilty things on the front of them -- so this was a sweet happy! Thanks so much, Kim!!

I finally did something with my little pumpkin stitchery and just cut it down and set it very simply.  
It's quilted, but again, very simply and so that you really don't see the quilting, but it does rather give definition to the lines of the pumpkin.  A mug rug or something.  It just really needed to come down off the design wall.  LOL!

And then what kind of day would it be if I didn't share something with grandbabies in it???! There is no denying the familial relationship between these two . . . 
Right??  It makes me laugh how closely they resemble each other!  Right down to their sweet little frownie faces . . .
Although she definitely has more 'feminine' features, and he certainly looks like a little boy -- which is as it should be!

The campground is filled with the sounds of boys again this weekend -- I love their happy shouts!  It's a gorgeous, cool and sunny day -- perfect for all sorts of games in the woods and on the trails.  The group is with us through tomorrow -- so tonight should be a fun campfire night.

I'm still staying semi-quiet.  Keeping the foot propped ... most of the time. Alabama Crimson Tide football comes on at two-thirty this afternoon, so it's pretty safe to say where you'll find me!

I almost feel like I should say, "This post was brought to you by the color RED!"


8 expressed . . .:

Cathy said...

Brought to you by the colour red, and the number 3, for your 3 precious grandbabies. Take care of yourself. Are you noticing any difference in the foot, or is it too early to tell?

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love, love, love the quilt! Lucky you girl - take care of yourself sweetie.

Momof3girls said...

They are so identical, they could be twins!

The doll quilt is very pretty. I like what you did with the pumpkin too.

Have a great day!

Mary said...

I love comparing the baby photos of my Grandchildren to my Children. Does June favor her Mom or her Dad?
Keep that foot up! hope you have some stitchery to play with.

Teresa in Music City said...

Well how cute is that little red & white doll quilt? So sweet!!! And it comes along at just the right time for your new "doll" June! LOL!!! Your pumpkin stitchery turned out really cute - great finish!

I love the comparison pics - you can sure tell they are siblings :*) The frowny faces could be the same baby easily. Glad to hear you are taking good care of yourself =^..^=

Janet O. said...

That is a very cute little "Darting Birds" quilt, and a lovely card.
Oh, I spotted the resemblance the first few days of baby June's life. There is no denying that they are siblings!
You just keep your foot up and do some stitching--and heal!

Jean(ie) said...

I love the red! She did a beautiful job with that quilt!

They do look like brother and sister. That's twenty points for genetics!

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Sarah said...

I think it's a sign - that's the second time in less than a week that I have seen a quilt with the darting birds block. The pattern is in one of these doll quilt books I was telling you about...