Sunday, February 05, 2012

In the Pink…..


I’ve never posted a photo on my blog.  It kind of ‘geeked’ me out….Pinterest really shot that down, posting my picture out there.  Because today’s post is about my daughter and her 22nd birthday--- This is us…. A photo of us at my first ice fishing expedition two weeks ago.

This is us sledding the night before It was 9 degrees--- Sledding when you are over 30 should be considered an ’extreme sport’. All I kept thinking is, “I have to do this--- I may be too old to do it next time I have a chance!!!!” Yes—Chelsey is way too cool for a snow hat….

I finished her quilt.  I did not have binding fabric.  I considered ordering more and remembered my commitment to cut down on the ordering. I blundered through the quilt cabinet and found a leftover piece of Jo Morton fabric that works perfectly----

  I’m calling it, “In the Pink…”.  It got it’s name because I’ve quilted in words on the horizontal pink blocks of the quilt.

Have Faith
Have Hope
Be Kind
Be  Brave
Happy Birthday

These are the words doodled somewhere among the stitches of the quilt for my daughter’s 22nd birthday.

I’ve always said the great part of quilting is making something that comforts someone and hangs around long after you’re gone….

Death and dying don’t really bother me any more—I’m at that point in my life and I have every intention on going to heaven for bigger and better things—I just really don’t want to hurt.  I think my biggest fear is being forgotten--- I want to be remembered and leave a mark after I’m gone…..

Here’s a mark for Chelsey to remember--- the words written---

“In the Pink….”

Happy Birthday Chelsey…..


Karen said...

You are a young looking mom for having a 22 year old.

Sue said...

Well there you are Melanie! So nice to 'meet' you again! You and your daughter are lovely!!

Happy birthday to her. I forgot to tell you that in the email.

I love that quilt you made for her and all those great words you quilted into it.

And AMEN to going on to heaven and looking forward to bigger and better things :D

Tazzie said...

Happy Birthday to Chesley, and it's wonderful to see you in pictures.
Be sure to have a great week.

Penny said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! What pretty pics of you and her....

Love the quilt and all the sayings on it -- it will be an item your daughter cherishes for a long, long time, I am sure..... and it is a beauty!!

Angie said...

Girl, you are GORGEOUS and it's hard to tell which of you is the Mom and which of you is the Daughter. :) And yes, Chelsey is gorgeous, too. That is such a special quilt, Melanie...You both are very very lucky to have each other to share such fun things with. :) The pictures are adorable, and I am soooo glad you shared them with us. :D

Colleen said...

Wow! What a babe :o) Mel, I had a totally different image... I imagined you a brunette! Funny what we conjure up!

What a beautiful sentiment. I was talking with my youngest the other day about dying and how much I love her, and that when it happens that I want her to know how happy I was and what a full life I have led and that I was fine with it and would be okay..I'm not afraid anymore either.

Audrey said...

I love that you 'blundered' through your cabinet and found the perfect fabric!! I need to do more of that myself. It is just so darn easy to just run to the store or the computer! Thanks for following my new blog! Audrey

Lori said...

What a sweet post! Happy Birthday Chelsey! I love the heartfelt words and the ruffles you added to the quilt. I'm sure she'll cherish it forever. And you don't look even close to old enough to have a 22 year old daughter. :)

Muddling Through said...

What a great quilt, and you know I do like the words! And you and Chelsey are two very pretty women!

McIrish Annie said...

The quilt is gorgeous! and you look too young to have a 22 year old daughter! I absolutely agree about leaving behind a little bit of yourself in your quilts. This is fabulous!

and Happy Bday Chelsey!

Carol said...

What a wonderful post...Happy Birthday to Chelsey! I love her quilt...the words quilted in are just so very special! What a fantastic picture of you could be sisters!

MARCIE said...

Look at you and your "extreme sports"! Looks like you girls had fun. Love the quilt and all the sentiment involved. Great idea.

QuiltingFitzy said...

LOVED seeing your photo, thank you for being brave and posting it. You and your daughter are LOVELY!