Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday Musings!

I love getting packages in the mail and today I got two, what a great way to start the day.
My friend Kelley has been making quilts for years and she sent me two full quilt tops and two smaller ones that I can use as table toppers. These are older tops, so lots of fabrics you don't see anymore and beautiful pieced designs that she must have spent hours and hours on. I feel blessed to be able to have something that she made and I can practice my quilting on them. I think I will do hand stitching on the geese and machine quilting on the stars. And, they have blue in them, so they look nice on the new couch.

The colors are not as bright as they appear on the screen. The red and white piece will become a runner and the red and greens, will be a christmas topper. They are sitting on my new couch, the color is called pewter, I call it slate blue, not really sure;)


I belong to a yahoo group hosted by This-n-That fabrics. Linda and Sandy have a wonderful group and they host challenges and giveaways for their members. This week I won a fat quarter and told Linda to surprise me. Well, she couldn't have picked a better fabric, it will go beautiful with my new american quilt as an add on, can't wait to use it. She also sent me a charm pack of little apples for a charity quilt, it will make an adorable quilt for a little girl.


Today was a beautiful day with a cool breeze, perfect day for a walk. We walked along the woodland paths and then onto the beach. It was later in the afternoon, so the fishermen were just finishing up for the day.


The seals are gone, and the rocks have been taken over by the cormorants. Just a beautiful day and just what I needed to relax and get some exercise.


13 comments:

acorn hollow said...

those quilts are so lovely.
ocean looks wonderful
Cathy

paulette said...

Wow!! What a day you had!! Love your new quilts!! Lucky you! And then to win Little Apples and a lovely FQ...BONUS!! Your hike looks wonderful too!! Yes, you definitely had a great day...and the sun was shining!!
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Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Wonderful quilts!! and such a beautiful day!!

Quilt Inspiration said...

Hi Debbie,

Wow, you live in such a beautiful area ! Your lake is gorgeous !
We love the quilts that your friend sent you. Red, white, and blue is such a cheerful combination. And congratulations on winning the fabric !

Best wishes,

Marina and Daryl at Quilt Inspiration

Melissa said...

How fun to get those lovely quilt tops! And bonus on the winnings!

The photos of the water are lovely. Makes me feel relaxed just seeing the water!

Firecracker Kid said...

Those sure are pretty quilt tops.
You sure do have the best scenery around you. I love seeing the ocean in your pics. Glad to hear you got out about :)
Hugs~Carol

Fiona said...

Those look such lovely tops... you will enjoy finishing them off into quilts....
Hugz

Deborah O'Hare said...

How lovely. Such a generous friend.

denise said...

love the quilt tops! especially the red and green. denise

moosecraft said...

Oh lucky you! Those quilt tops are wonderful! I love that fisherman's trousers too! Great day for a stroll by the water!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Lucky you! The quilts are lovely!

kelley said...

...if I lived near you I'd want to be on the water every day!

I don't even miss those quilt tops...too many others in the closet...

Kris said...

What a WONDERFUL friend - a real keeper!!