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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Morning Glories, Finished Quilt & New Mowed Hay



The Morning Glories are growing so well . . .


That they are trying to come into the 
Art Barn :) 



Aren't they beautiful!


Our neighbor cut his hay . . .
and it smelled heavenly.

 
 And I finished a quilt that I
was making for a dear friend.


This month she will turn 65 . . .
and become a grandma for the first time.


I think that calls for a nice present.
This is for her and not for the baby.
It is for her to keep at her home
as a cuddle with Grandma quilt.

So I made it nice and large
to last for many years of cuddling.






The Back.
 

 


Well, that's my post for today.
I hope you enjoyed your visit.
 
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Keep Smiling!
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Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

 



 

41 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful quilt. I loved the detail in it. I also love the smell of newly mown hay.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  2. Beautiful and thoughtful. A great gift for your friend and her grandbaby to snuggle together.

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    1. I gave it to her today and she loved it :)

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  3. What a delightful gift for your friend.

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  4. Connie, You are an artist. I love that cuddle quilt. Your flowers are looking so pretty. I love the see the new hay bales too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. I think every grandma should have one, don't you :)

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  5. What an adorable quilt! It is going to witness so much loving in the coming years. Your flower pictures are adorable. I noticed the other day that we seem to have morning glories in our little flower bed. I didn't plant them, so I guess the birds must have. :-)

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    1. Don't you just love it, when the birds bring you flowers :)

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  6. I love the idea of a nice big grandma cuddle quilt ! Kudos on a fun, pretty, cheery design !

    My friends and I make grandma quilts for our friends when the first one comes along. It's meant to stay at grandma's house, but is only big enough for the baby. This is wonderful !

    Those Morning Glories are gorgeous.....I didn't have enough of them this year.

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    1. Hi Dolly, I wanted this one to be big enough for grandma and baby or toddler to cuddle under. I know that it will be included in many sweet and loving moments between them :)

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  7. That's a wonderful quilt and sucn a sweet gift. The morning glories are so pretty

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  8. Your Morning Glories are such intensely lovely colours!!

    The quilt is very sweet. Kind of like the one who made it.

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    1. Oh, you made my day . . . such a sweet thing to say, thank you :)

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  9. That seems like a really sweet idea! Your quilt is really pretty and will be so well used I'm sure.

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    1. I hope that it sees many, many tender moments through the years. She has waited a very long time to be a grandma and she has a lot of love to give :)

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  10. Yes, those morning glories are pretty! Seems like everything you do turns out pretty. Like that quilt. I just love it! The colors and the little sunbonnet sue patches. It is adorable!

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    1. Those sunbonnet Sues would fit perfectly into your apron designs :) Does your machine do machine embroidery?

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  11. Beautiful quilt and the morning glories are too.

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  12. I love the Morning Glories. I have the blue pink and white and some mixed colers---love them.
    Love your quilt for the new gramma.
    Come on over to the North Cascades Camping and sight seeing abounds.
    MB

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    1. I'll have to do some research on campgrounds. We did go up my Winthrop and camp once at a campground called Silverline. It was beautiful up there:)

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  13. Your morning glories do look so pretty and lush!!
    a big congrats to your friend, I guess there is still hope for me :) I am sure this will be treasured by her always, it is just the cutest, pretty quilting on it too!!

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    1. Sounds like you are waiting to be a grandma. I was 60 before I was called grandma, waiting while I had friends with grandchildren in high school :) Hopefully your day will come soon :)

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  14. Hi Connie, I love your Grandma cuddle quilt. What a great idea and it is so pretty. I am really paying attention to how you do your quilt as you go now so that when the time comes I will have more ideas. Yes, I did make the mug rug. Hope you enjoy your cup of whatever and think of me! Morning glories tend to be a bit unruly but make up for it in beauty. Have a lovely day! Nancy

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    1. Nancy, I love the rug mug and now I love it even more knowing that you made it yourself. It is so pretty :)

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  15. How thoughtful of you to make the new grandma a quilt! It's just darling...love your embroidery and the colors are yummy. I too love the small of fresh mown hay...... and your glories are gorgeous! Take care.. Marilyn

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    1. Hello Marilyn, you are so kind, thanks for your sweet words and for your blogging friendship.

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  16. While I love Morning Glories, I don't like the way they take over everything! I once had a vine that took over our fence, the birdhouses, and started on my daughter's trampoline. We would cut it down or pull it up every fall but come spring it would be back! Unfortunately, they don't like the soil here at our new place but I can't even get them to grow in pots! I guess that is what I get for trying to get rid of the one's at our old place!

    Love the quilts. I really need to try that quilt-as-you-go method.

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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    1. It sounds like you have a love/hate relationship with Morning Glories, LOL. I think that you would really like the "Quilt As You Go" and I hope that you give it a try :)

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  17. You make the most beautiful quilts.

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  18. A cuddle with grandma quilt...I love it! What a wonderful friend you are. And yes, the morning glories are beautiful! I've tried to grow them here without any luck.

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    1. I had a hard time getting them to start too and then I bought a few plants that were already potted. After that they have reseeded themselves every year. I'm happy that you like the quilt; my girlfriend loved it :)

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  19. You are the fastest quilter I know! Your friend will be tickled pink to receive such a pretty gift. And how exciting to just be becoming a grandmother. I know she must be over the moon! Please keep me and Florida in your prayers. This nasty Hurricane Irma is beyond frightening!

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    1. Hello Sweet Vicky, Thank you for your kind words and know that you and your family are in my prayers.

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  20. Hello Connie, What a lovely and thoughtful gift for your friend. I became a grandmother for the first time this year and pulled a couple of baby quilts I had saved from my babies out of a trunk in the attic. I love being able to use them again. The deep blue of those morning glories are truly "glorious". I have only seen the white ones that grow wild everywhere. These are just lovely. As summer is drawing to an end I hope there is no smoke coming your way and you have lots of fresh air and bright blue skies.

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    1. Thank you . . . we would love to see blue skies again, but we truly have it much milder than most of the Northwest. Congratulations on being a grandma :)

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  21. The morning glories are beautiful, Connie. What a stunning color. The quilt is sweet. What a nice gift for your friend. You did a wonderful job, and love all the soft colors.

    ~Sheri

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