Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Baskets of life---Here’s my Valentine’s Day gift . The BOM project is from Country Loft. I debated on whether to take on this project because it was so similar to last year’s project. I just enjoyed it and thought I could always give it away or pass one on to my kids. They’ve been on “quilt demand” here lately. Never really asked for one before. I just know what quilts mean to me and wanted them to have an appreciation and respect for them. That doesn’t me that I don’t want the quilts to be used. It’s just that there’s a difference between use and abuse. But it’s like Judy once wrote and I’ll never forget the words, “ When I create a quilt for someone else, I make it and give it away. I let it go and never think about it again; it’s theirs now.” And she’s right.

Work days have been good days. Another example of getting out of something what you put into it. We’ve got a snow storm predicted starting tonight. I’m hoping it holds out until I get home and run Ransom. The weatherman says snowfall could total 7-8 inches. It’s that time of year, it’s supposed to be snowing.

Gratitudes:
Chocolate chips
Pancakes for Breakfast—Ransom got the leftovers
Phone calls from old friends

15 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

What a lovely block. The words ring true with my outlook right now. Have a great week.

UPON A HILL said...

You do beautiful work, as I looked at all the quilts on your blog.Stay safe & warm.

Linda said...

I love the wording on your block, something we need to remember to live each day.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Glad to see that you are working on the basket of life BOM. Every time that I go in the store I debate about signing up. Now that I see yours, I guess that I will have to sign up also.

Stina said...

Great Valentine´s gift... have been so close in ordering this one...but still havent pushed the button...lol..
I just love baskets...and the prim style... so I might join you in this one..;o)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely block...

Libby said...

*mmmmm* pancakes . . . . that was our dinner last night *s*

Quilts And Pieces said...

Very cute and fun!

Journeying said...

I LOVE this block! I saw the verbiage somewhere else and liked it but couldn't remember exactly how it went. And your blocks for the folks in Australia were marvelous...so many pieces, so beautifully done and done for such a good cause. You're a very special person, Melanie.

The Calico Cat said...

Love that block & the bag of perle cotton.

Claudia said...

I love your quilts - that block is charming! I'm thinking of you as snow comes your way - this is that time of year isn't it? Spring will come soon, it really will.

Claudia

Judy said...

I had the same thought and decided I liked the baskets so why not!

Lynn E said...

Its very nice.
Lynn

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Thanks so much for stopping by. I was scrolling back at your latest projects and those binder and note pad covers are just wonderful. All of your projects are!!

julieQ said...

Love those words, and may I aspire to them! Really pretty block.