Monday, December 17, 2007

As cold as it was Sunday morning, my heart was warm because left in the mail box Saturday evening was this angel from a quilter.
The gift included bake potato bags handmade by her also. I smile every time I glance at this Angel resting on my fireplace mantle.

I wrapped up my Christmas sewing over the weekend. Pictures will come soon. Eric is home…. Down with the flu. These college students stress so much during finals, their defenses lower and they come down with something. I was always the same way. I don’t think I ever took a final without a cold. I ran 102 degree fever the day before I got married. I just don’t do “stress”. Neither does Eric. At least he’s home. The doctor’s appointment is at 2:45 today.

Don’s off of work for the next eleven days. Vacation time he has to use up. Soooo, I have a wife at home this week…. Every woman needs a wife.

Primitive Gatherings displayed a picture of the finished quilt, A Primitive Garden… pretty spectacular I think.
I’m glad when I started this block of the month, I never saw the completed project… I don’t believe I would have been brave enough to attempt it. Now, every time I look at it I think--- Wow, I’m going to have a quilt just like this one.

The weather has been cold, but the winds have been calm, so Ransom and I got in our walks over the weekend.

I haven’t had much time for journal reading, but I do hope we all can slow down now, as it is one week until Christmas and appreciate the holiday.

Gratitudes:
My Sunday School Kids were Wonderful in their program--- ‘O Christmas Tree’ was never sang so well.
Sunday Lunch with my Kids and their dates--- I love a full table.
Packers were on top this weekend----

14 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Wow, I’m going to have a quilt just like this one.

YAY!

Jane Ann said...

When I was a young, single, working-away-from-home mom, I used to pine for a wife. People would look at me strangely when I expressed the wish out loud!

Jeanne said...

Oh, Melanie, it's going to be beautiful! Makes me want to become a better needle-turner.
Jeanne :)

Linda said...

I just adore the words at the bottom right, what a stunning quilt. Hope your boy recovers soon.

CONNIE W said...

While enjoying a coffee break, I wanted to pop in and say hello. Enjoyed the post and the photos. Merry Christmas...keep warm.

Carol said...

Hope Eric gets to feeling better...yuor quilt is going to be spectacular.
What a great Christmas gift for you...a wife at home. LOL!

Libby said...

Hope that fella is feeling better soon . . . and not passing it along to the fam during this season of giving *s* Love! that quilt!

Juliann in WA said...

What a lovely angel. I have just recently seen the picture of the quilt you are making and it is wonderful. I bet you will be so happy that you decided to make this one.

Joanne said...

Nice gifts -- lovely angel. Hope Eric mends quickly. Our AJ still has a cough from 3 or 4 weeks ago, so he's going to the immediate care clinic tonight. Guess I'd better get off the computer so DD can call and let me know how he is!

KCQuilter said...

Nothing can bring tears to my eyes faster than hearing small children sing Christmas carols. So beautiful and heartfelt. Hope your son is on the mend. Have a wonderful Christmas.

anne bebbington said...

I've really enjoyed watching your progress on this quilt as you've busily beavered away on it - now seeing the complete pattern I know it will be fabulous - hope Eric shakes off his lurgy in time for Christmas and doesn't give it to anyone else!

Patti said...

What a precious angel - how blessed you are to have a friend who made this for you. She looks so perfectly at home on your mantle. The garden quilt is spectacular. I can hardly wait to see yours finished.

Carole said...

Do hope Eric feels better soon! What a beautiful quilt you will have! Enjoy your treasures!

Judy said...

I feel the same way with my BOAF quilt. This one turned out so well! You should be extra proud of the job you accomplished! It's beautiful!