Thursday, January 14, 2010

wow.

Any of you out there big fans of Kevin Henkes? You know how in Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse when they introduce the character Mr. Slinger they say, "Wow," that's just about all she could say, "wow." (or something like that.) Anyway.

Wow. That's just about all I can say. Wow.

I quilt. By that, I mean I have made some quilts. I think that means I can say I quilt. I am usually terrified of quilts with lots of pieces because I am just NOT a person who can handle tedious work. My hands cramp up. I lose patience. It's just not my thing. (Unlike my sister, who somehow adores doing things that are tiny and require loads of detail. I don't get it.) However...oh, however. I just saw this on Ohdeedoh. And I may just have to participate. Because...oh, because. That quilt is just flat out gorgeous.

Moving on. I realize that it is two weeks into the new year, and I haven't come up with all the habits I'm supposed to be breaking and adopting and whatnot. I've really tried to think of stuff, but it's hard. So, I'm cutting myself some slack and I'm going to make it an ongoing process until I reach the magic number. Just so you know I'm not flaking out already...even though we all know I'm prone to flaking out. Often.

To close this post out...a picture of S's quilt. I still have to make her dust ruffle, and I want to find her a big Euro pillow, but at least there's a picture of the quilt...the picture that I promised ages ago. Like I said, I flake out.
The Eiffel Tower fabric is my favorite. You know, for my little francophile. Also, the book in the foreground is fantastic. It's sort of a Valentine's Day book, in the sense that Mr. Hatch receives a Valentine, but the story is pretty wonderful, so I think I'll keep it out year-round. Check it out sometime.

Happy Thursday, peeps.

3 comments:

Scarlet Lily said...

Wow, I LOVE the quilt! It's so sweet and girly and pretty. And having a wee nod to Paris makes me triple love it!!

Ashley said...

You have found one of my FAVORITE V-Day books. Mr. Hatch is the best and is a must read for me every year at school.

Strongmama said...

Your quilt makes me say, "Wow!" too. Especially since I cannot sew. Yet. I love that book, too. Good choice.