Tuesday, February 12, 2008


My humility block…. That’s what I think of when I see this block of my Primitive Garden BOM quilt. It seemed fitting to photograph it close to the garden, even though I waded through 18 inches of snow to photograph it. It’s lying on my planting table outside the garden gate. Why do I call it my humility block? Well, it was started the first week in December and cut out 20 minutes before I travelled to Louisiana. It was stitched on at various airports. It looks far from the pattern snapshot. But I smile anyway, because I remember a great trip. I remember working on it several nights when I couldn’t sleep worrying over teenage turmoil with my daughter. I remember stitching on it while Eric took his finals and travelling home for Christmas break. It really wasn’t a piece that I worked on meticulously like the others, but it marks an important time in the past year--- and it’s complete.


Sunday it was 18 below zero. The wind chills were far colder than that. I figured I wouldn’t have any kids in my Sunday school class, but I braved the winds and made it there. Our lesson was on Jesus healing the cripple woman and we walked up and down the hall with our hands on our knees--- a realistic effect to four-year-olds. We made these snowmen from socks filled with rice. The kids were so smart—all six of them.

An incredible week at work – I sold an airplane this week. Like Chelsey says, “ My Mom makes quilts… and sells aircraft.” I probably won’t make another post this week, so I want to share my Christmas gift from my kids. I haven’t lost my weakness for dishes.
While I’m wishing for a picnic in the photo – truthfully I wanted to show you--- These are Crème and Burgundy, not the traditional red and white. I’m totally charmed with them and I have a place setting for 8.
Who cares what you eat when you have dishes like these….

Back to the quilt block, after every completion I’m inspired to press on. I’ve got my last block prepped for appliquéing. So, I’m working on it a little each night. I’ll have it complete before you know.

Snuggle up with someone you love--- the nights are too cold not to.

29 comments:

Lindah said...

Your humility block is sweet. It looks good from here! The patterns usually need our own little tweaks to make them come alive.
The little snowpeople are so cute! Thank you for your faithfulness to your SS class. You never know how the seeds you plant will sprout.
Burgandy and cream dishes--where did they ever find them! They look so good, I think I would set out a picnic in the snow!
Blessings!

Pat said...

I have not seen this block before! I like it. Love your little snowmen and your dishes.

Kristie said...

I love how your block turned out, it is lovely!! I can remember making those same snowmen when I was little and Hunter made one last year in Sunday School. So sweet! I love your dishes!!! That is the style of decorating that I so want for my new house. I have some larger pieces of primitive antiques but I need some things like the dishes and primitive quilts....
Kristie

Linda said...

I love your humility block, and a huge wow, you sell aircraft......lol....I adore your SS snowmen, and I love your faithfulness. Those dishes are gorgeous, but then I adore burgundy and cream, your kids have great taste.

Lissa Jane said...

I love this BOM I had not seen it before, and followed a link from another blog to you and she was also doing this BOM.. its fantastic!


Lissa
Australia

Norma said...

I love the snowmen and the dishes! A little too much snow for me! I am always glad to see it disappear and spring come--which hopefully isn't too far away!

Clare said...

I love your Humility block. I can't believe you walked through 18 inches of snow to take the photo. I adore your Christmas present from the kids. How well they know their Mum.

Gail said...

Love those dishes, if you get tired of them (HA HA!) you know where they can find a home. Humility blocks looks pretty good from here, and the snowmen are adorable-you always amaze me with what you do with the little ones.

Rhondi said...

I love your humility block. I love the red dishes. I love the cute snowmen. I love the way you took the photos against the snow. A picnic in the snow...have youever had one? And you sold an airplane! You rock girlfriend! And did I ever tell you how much I like the name of your blog? Guess I'll just start a fan club!
Hope you have a wonderful d ay.Rhondi xo

Carolyn said...

Isn't it wonderful how a simple block can hold so much meaning when it's finished? It turned out beautiful. I love your snowmen, they're adorable. You have the greatest projects for your class!

The Calico Cat said...

Beautiful block...

Where do you put all of those dishes?

Rabbit Stitchings said...

I love your dishes, I do not think I have seen the burgundy and cream before... Your PG block wtg... ahem I am well not near as far a long on mine LOL...
Your sock snowmen are cute as bugs ears :O)...

Eileen said...

Love your humility block and Oh, those snowmen are so cute. Yes, your children have good taste. They know Mom. Way to go selling aircraft.

Gypsy Quilter said...

New dishes? You got NEW DISHES!!! And they are so wonderfully red. At the very least, I should be invited to the picnic. But can we wait until the snow melts please. . .

KCQuilter said...

Oh, the Humility block is wonderful!!! I love quilts with memories behind them. And the dishes---whoa, beautiful. I am a "dishes freak" myself, collecting Fiesta, Jadite and Bennington pottery. Snowmen are precious too.

Idaho Quilter said...

I often read comments before I leave one, then I think it has all been said, so I move on. However I wanted to say I look forward to your blogs. I have been hearing of your weather on the news brrrrrrrr. I love those dishes, my mother had a blue set, she used them everyday.

Libby said...

Looks like a wonderful block . . . the memory block *S*

Juliann in WA said...

Love your block and your dishes - those are very fun. I use the same boring dishes all year - I love the idea of having different dishes.

Quilt Nut said...

those snowmen are too cute! love your humility block-i think it looks great! and your dishes are fabulous!

Niki RuralWritings said...

Thanks for visiting me :)
I love the burgandy and cream dishes.
blessings,

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Oh the block turned out so cute! I love it! I accidentally got the pattern reversed so one of my tools flips wrong... oh well! I will always know it is mine, lol.

Love the snowmen and the dishes! Cute stuff.

Valerie said...

I love your blog! I enjoyed my visit. Thanks for sharing.

Alice Grace said...

Absolutely lovely! Humility block, dishes, snow, all of it!

Judy said...

I think your block turned out fantastic! No matter what the original was to look like, it's all about interpretation!

Love the dishes!

Beemoosie said...

Oh, I do love those dishes!!! Selling airplanes? what an interesting job!!! Have a great weekend!

G'G'ma said...

Love the dishes. You sold an airplane??!! Are you a pilot also?
We've had so much "lake effect" here along the western shore of Lake Mi also. The kids are happy with sno-days though.
Lois

Carole said...

Sweet block! I love a story behing a block and/or quilt! I cannot wait to see the finished quilt! Lovely dishes! Congrads on selling an aircraft! Enjoy your week!

Wendy said...

I love your dishes and the picture of them in the snow is so much fun to look at. Your block is fantastic and so many memories attached.

Cute little snowmen.

Amongst The Oaks said...

Love your blog. You should do a tutorial on the sock snowmen, they are so cute! I also like your new dishes cuz I love red. I'll be back to check out your quilts later. I love quilts too.
Hugs, Laura
ps I really really really want a screen door that squeeks then shuts with a bang. Reminds me of my granny.