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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

On the display wall and a surprize for me...

Picket Fences is back up on the display wall for me to continue figuring out how to best piece the boarder. I have a little section of it done on the right... I shall ponder this while I finish up some other things, and hopefully get to this next week...
Most times I have days were I don't see or hear from anybody. Yesterday I had 3 unplanned visitors, 2 of which called just before coming over... 8-)

DD2 came by and we had a late lunch together while she did a load of laundry that needed to be done for work ASAP! At her apartment this one load would take 5 hours to dry...? While we were eating my parents came to see all the
photos of their 50th on my comp and to email to a cousin in Holland...
In the evening DD1 just popped by for a little visit and to drop off a birthday gift...?... "A birthday gift!? For who?" I said. Well it turns out it was for me!!! I had forgotten about a promised gift from the kids... Forgetfulness is a big part of my life these days it seems... 8-(

Here was their card from my birthday 7-8 weeks back...
The little PS note at the bottom of the card...
And the gift itself! A windmill for the yard! It stands about 3 feet (94.44 cm)tall... 8-)
Thanks a bunch my darling children! 8-)
Now, where to put it...? hmmmm...?

This next photo is of a windmill my father made for my grandparents about 40 years ago... boy that sounds like a long time ago... It stood about 6 feet (182.88 cm) tall.
It was wonderful... Dad had put many hours/days into that creation... Too bad, without our knowledge, Grandma sold/gave it to a neighbor before she moved 25 years ago... Would have been nice to keep it in the family!!!!!!!!!!!! For sure!!!!!!!!!
We are just a tad bitter about that...
Today I am hoping to get the backing done (yes I know... still not done!) for the Sudoku quilt to pass over to Dp of our city group to quilt it, and then it will come back for me to bind and label it. To be donated to the retreat house by early October...

Tomorrow I "hope" to dive into the Hollyhocks piece... I hope!!! 8-)
Been so sluggish...

Have a great day all, and I may have some sew & tell for you tomorrow from our gathering tonight... 8-)

Myra

14 comments:

Michelle said...

Your quilt is so beautiful and the windmill is so sweet. What pattern did you use for your picket fences?

Faith said...

Wow Myra thankyou so much for visiting my blog, I love the windmill pictures that you have shown us and I love the quilt that you are working on at the moment.
What material are you using to pin or stick the quilt onto that hangs?
Is it fleece? if so how does the temporary design stay onto this without falling off?
Faithx

Annemiek said...

Trying to catch up i browsed through your blog..you have been busy party-ing *lol*
Nice windmill too!!

Hazel said...

What a pretty quilt ,may I as where the pattern is from ?
What a nice gift from your kids ,your dads is beautiful you can tell many hours of love and labor went into it.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Love your birthday present!!!
Your picket fences quilt looks good too. You sure get a different perspective when you see it on the design wall. See you tonight!

Brenda said...

I like your gift!! And yeah, I could see that being a bitter pill to swallow - Grandma should have asked if anyone wanted it before finding it a new home...... It looked really pretty!!
but yours is special too!! And I love all the visitors you had!!
Have fun working on your projects!! Love the border you are creating!! Love that top!!

Winona said...

Myra, what a lovely gift from your kids. I know you will enjoy it and it will become a family treasure. Your quilt on the wall is beautiful. Have fun with the borders. Winona

call me crazy said...

Hi Myra~ how did I miss your new look?! I love it! Love your quilt in progress too. ;-) And what a neat belated b-day present~ definitely worth the wait! :-) Enjoy!

Carrie said...

Can't wait to see the border of picket fences. A windmill -- how fun! Are you planning on putting some tulips by it next spring?

Julie said...

I love your windmill, pity about not still having the original. At least you have a photo. What a thoughtful gift.

Julie said...

I love your windmill, pity about not still having the original. At least you have a photo. What a thoughtful gift.

Guðrún said...

How sad you don´t have that windmill anymore. But your new windmill looks great.

Zlaty said...

I love your quilt! I was thinking of making that pattern! I like your colors too!

What a great surprise from your kids! Lucky you! You got your own windmill! I am sure you will keep it in the family!

Have a great week!

Zlaty

Rosaline said...

Picket fences is a beauty - a soft pallet, but not in a pastal way. On another note, I like your new blog design. You've also changed your banner - I see the hollyhock piece, which turned out really well.