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Spelling Bee Book by Lori Holt

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It Must Have Been the Roses

Sometimes I love rainy days. Yesterday was a quiet, slow, rainy day. We finished school, I did my housework and then I got to sit and sew for a little. I was able to get the sashing on my Granny Squares. I just need to add the borders and I'll have another top ready for quilting. I sorta burned out on the Granny Squares. But when I started working with my blocks again I remembered why I love them so much. I enjoy looking at all of the different prints I used for this scrappy granny!


I also had an anniversary this week. My sweet, sweet husband surprised me with these beautiful roses. I'm generally a thrifty person and don't like the idea of wasting money on store bought flowers because they die. But I will admit they make me smile and the gesture warms my heart. We all keep walking by them and smelling them. I realized when I went to put them in water that I don't even own a vase anymore. They are currently residing in a wide mouth quart size Mason jar, which I actually prefer over a vase anyway.


My son drew us an anniversary picture. I asked if we were "love birds" because I thought that was what he drew. He looked at me like I was totally nuts and said "No, mom, you're Bluegills!" I don't think he could have made his dad more proud. These boys love fishing!


and just because they won't last long....another shot of the roses :) Hope you're having a wonderful week!!!

P.S. The hand quilting demonstration I gave on Sunday was really fun! Thanks for the encouragement!

18 comments:

H2Ogirl said...

Oh my! Someone else in the world knows what Bluegills are! It's a lovely picture. Great job sweetie on everything!

vintage grey said...

Happy Anniversary!! Beautiful roses! I am in the same place with my granny square quilt top. I am waiting for a vintage sheet to arrive for the backing, and then I can start quilting. Are you going to do yours by hand or machine? Have a lovely fall day!! xo Heather

IzzyR said...

Quilts and roses what a lovely gift. Roses from hubby and a gorgeous quilt from you ..

♥Duff said...

Happy Anniversary--those bluegills are adorable! I hope you frame them asap!! Thanks for sharing--I love when kids do the sweetest things and parents appreciate it!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the granny square quilt. :)

Cindy said...

Happy Anniversary! They are a thing the be cherrished, just like sons and blue gill. At least those fish don't stink!

Katidids said...

Beautiful flowers! I agree I prefer those not store bought but, anniversaries are different! Congrats. I have to say my first thought was love birds also LOL! That little guy is allllll boy!

Anita said...

Awe, what a lovely surprise...and the picture comment made me smile! It's so funny when you think your children have drawn one thing, but it's something totally different! Hope you had a great birthday and I love the granny quilt!

Toni said...

Happy Anniversary! Mason jars are always what I use around here instead of vases, too!

Karin said...

LOL! I love the picture your son drew - that deserves to be framed! So sweet! I feel like you do on the roses, but it is a nice surprise and I'm sure you are enjoying them! Happy Anniversary! I must jump on the Granny Square train before it leaves the station - your top is wonderful!

Deborah said...

I love your granny square quilt. I I gave up on mine way too soon. Happy anniversary......lovely flowers and your card is too adorable!

Heidi Staples said...

What sweet men you have in your life! Beautiful roses, beautiful granny squares... :)

Shontelle said...

Happy Anniversary! Don't you love a handmade card? I save all mine in a special drawer and was going through them just yesterday and was tearing up at how loved they made me feel.

Gina said...

Beautiful quilt Erin! Congrats on your anniversary and what a sweet, thoughtful gesture by your husband. Flowers always look more pretty in a mason jar!

Carla said...

Your granny squares are lovely as are the roses! Happy anniversary to you "love gills"

diane said...

I finished quilting my granny yesterday. Hopefully I'll get a post up soon.
Your scrappy granny is looking great. Happy Anniversary...

Sue said...

Hi, I have been hand piecing a hexagon Grandmothers Garden since February. I still have a long way to go but am in love with hand piecing. I would love to start your square a week hand pieced quilt. Is it too late to begin now. Will you have it posted long enough for me to finish. Your work is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. Blessings, Sue

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Love your granny square quilt!!

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