Friday, March 16, 2012

My Birthday----

Yesterday was my birthday...My kids are coming home from school to celebrate tonight.  It was a nice birthday, quiet like I like it.  My gift from Don--- My quilt journal in print for 2006-2009. 

We've had 18 inch snow storms and 70 degree temperatures since my last post.  Work, Kids and pups are all doing well.  We have Saint Patrick's Day tomorrow.  Though I feel it's a pretty safe bet that we still have more snow in store for us-- I have taken down all the snowmen quilts.  I'm completely ready for spring.




Last fall I finished this quilt and binding it in October I was really unimpressed..but for Spring...I love it in my Kitchen.

Eric Graduates in May.  I had told Don that I was planning a quilt for him. Chelsey had told me that since he lives in the same town with her now he's realized the quilts I have made her.

"Mom, he knows-- He's keeping track..."

So I thought I better get busy.  Don asked if I had talked to him about what he wants---In true Melanie fashion--- I had not.  I was just going to make him what I wanted him to have.  I had even pulled fabrics...

I had been saving gray prints, but now they were going to be Eric's quilt.  I thought about what Don had said--- Maybe I should talk with him.  So I did.  His response:

"Really Mom-- could you make me one of those Monochromatic quilts???"

OK--- after I picked myself up off the floor that he even knew what a Monochromatic quilt was.... I was fine.  I broke the fabric purchasing rule because I felt like this was important enough.  I'm totally out of my comfort zone but this is what I purchased:


We'll keep you posted on the progress....

Gratitudes ---
The green grass under the snow
A reason to tuck away the wool jackets
My first Robin of the season....


16 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

"I'm totally out of my comfort zone" Thanks for the giggle. Seriously, I am still grinning at the thought of a couple solid jelly rolls putting you out of your comfort zone.

Have fun!

Libby said...

Happy Birthday!

You are brave to go outside of your comfort zone. I've been asked if I'm making a wedding quilt (I am) but I am NOT asking what they want *lol*

Quilt Hollow said...

Happy Birthday to you! My son saw a client quilt on the frame last year and spoke up on how much he liked it and he wanted one! WOW, I thought. He spoke up with a like. So I had to purchase all the fabrics since I had nothing like them in my stash, of course. I surprised himat Christmas with his New quilt. Best I love you mom EVER!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to you - sounds like it was the perfect day and just the way you like it. Enjoy your time with the kids. I totally get the "out of the comfort zone" thing. I did that with the wedding quilt for my son and it was so much fun. I know you will enjoy this as well.

Hugs - Karen

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Mel!

McIrish Annie said...

Happy,happy birthday! And many more. Your hubby's gift was so thoughtful. I know you can work outside of the box. Jump in the water is fine.

deb said...

Happy Birthday!!!!
cant wait to see the quilt!!!!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Happy Birthday Melanie! I've been wanting to order one of those books for my blog .... what's your opinion on the quality?

Will you add a colour to those monochromatic greys? Can't wait to see your progress.

Karen said...

A very Happy Birthday! I hope you have a very enjoyable weekend with your family. And lots of celebrating.
The applique quilt with the bear sitting on it needs to come to my house. So pretty!

Muddling Through said...

Happy Birthday, Melanie, even a day late! And I have every confidence that you will make a one-of-a-kind work of art for your darling boy!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Hilarious! A son who knows quilts; you did a good job raising him!

Happy belated birthday, friend.

Audrey said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Isn't it funny that the spring/summer quilts just don't look right in the fall and winter and in the warm weather, the last thing we want to look at are holiday things? That is why I am always half a step behind! And why I just don't seem to want to buy decorations after the holiday when they are all 70% off... no, I would rather wait and pay full price LOL!! Your quilts are gorgeous.

Linda said...

Belated happy birthday! I'm catching up on blogs. I love your finish of the PG Summer BOW. Lisa's finish was just too complicated, expensive, etc. for me. Yours is perfect. I'm so glad that you posted that photo! I'm inspired!

Stina said...

Happy you had a wonderful Birthday...:O))
Enjoy your Spring!!! Take care..:O) And HUGS!!

Carole said...

Happy belated birthday! Working outside the comfort zone is always a good thing. ;o) Have fun! Cheers!

Sue said...

Well, I've been missing in blogland and missed your birthday so I hope you accept a late birthday wish :) But in fairness, you do get to celebrate it all year long :P

Love these photos and the applique quilt is gorgeous.