Sunday, October 03, 2010

Nine Patches

It’s Sunday evening. It’s been one of those weekends where you think Monday has got to get here where you can rest. It’s fun every once and a while.

I pulled four fat quarters and began cutting them up.

Next weekend I have a wedding shower. It’s another gift card shower. The third one I have been to recently. I’ll be the first to admit that the idea of gift cards is practical for these young couples. They are leaving the area… not many of these young adults stay in our hometown--- there’s nothing to keep them there. They can get to their new homes, no unpacking, and purchase needed items--- all perfectly matching to their own personal tastes. But there is that sentimental side of that still has the rolling pin my mother in law gave me..( It’s marble and we passed it around a wedding shower laughing about how good it would be for keeping Don in line!!!). I have the pewter bread plate from Nina O’Quin with all the memories attached.

So I have this young girl a gift card and I’m making a quilted journal for a keepsake for recipes, bible verses, lists, and memories.

Those fat quarters have turned into nine patches on the way to this project found in the December Issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.

I’ve been slicing and drying the apples from yesterday’s post. The house smells so good.

It was 28 degrees this morning.

Last night we went to a party with 8 other couples. We had an adult “Scavenger Hunt”. We dvided up into teams of four and scoured the town for two hours with our lists of tasks. Examples were getting a photograph of a team member pumping a stranger’s gasoline. Get a doctor’s signature. Find a coaster with a beer logo on it. There were 41 items. My team lost despite getting a photo of a policeman in uniform, and someone in a concert tee shirt. Don’s team won and received this bottle of holiday wine from Door County. The bottle will probably never be opened but it looks like Halloween.


My Sunday School Class

York Peppermint Patties

My favorite Pair of Levis


Leanne said...

I do agree it is the same here in OZ. A lot here have arrangements with travel agencies to pay for their honeymoon. I would much rather give a gift like you I still have bowls etc. that make me smile knowing they were given by a friend as a wedding gift.

CaraQuilts said...

I like the idea of both a gift card and a personal gift. I received a mix for our wedding and for us it worked out to be the best of both worlds. Things to remember people by, and the ability to get things we needed by pooling the cards together.

Darlene said...

Your gift idea is perfect!

Have a great week.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh the journal will be wonderful!

Julie said...

I love reading your posts because you always put gratitudes at the bottom. I think that is a fabulous idea. I just might need to borrow it. I am trying harder to have an Attitude of Gratitude. Have a blessed day. Julie

Colleen said...

What a fun time the scavenger hunt sounds like! And I have never heard of a gift card shower before, but it is a very practical idea.

ohiostar5 said...

I still have the wood rolling pin my mother-in-law gave me at my shower 56 years ago. I wouldn't part with it, although it doesn't get used much anymore. The memories are what bind us together as a family. BettyLou

Greenmare said...

oh how sweet! I hope we'll get a picture of the finished journal? I also LOVED the photo in your previous entry of the apples. soooooo pretty, looks like a quilt to me!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

First, well done on the job, second, I am afraid I am with you on the gift card thing, yes, great idea, but no history to your stuff! I have a wedding in a few weeks..all gift registry...and I am making a quilt instead!! The journal idea is a good one as well! Tracey

deb said...

what a great idea!!!!!!