Saturday, September 14, 2013

Happy Cherry Birthday, Elizabeth!

I have been working on this on and off... more off... for more than a year. I finished it this morning. Elizabeth's girls and I counted all of the squares with cherries in them... there are at least 51!! 
I think that should satisfy Elizabeth's love of cherries (and Mary Engelbreit).

Happy Birthday! To my best oldest daughter. Cheerio!

Love, Mom

Monday, September 2, 2013

Mardie's Hundred Dresses

This quilt reminds me of one of my favorite children's stories, "The Hundred Dresses" by Eleanor Estes.  It's about a motherless Polish girl, named Wanda, who wears the same dress to school everyday.  When the other girls tease her about her worn out dress, she tells them she has a hundred other dresses at home in her closet, which sparks even more ridicule.  Wanda moves away and one of the girls who made fun of her begins to feel remorse about how she treated Wanda.  It's a great story that does, infact, end with a hundred dresses.   

So, Mardie, here is my contribution to your "sixteen dresses".

just don't look too closely

I accidentally cut one of the border strips you sent, so I supplemented with a similar pink tone out of my mother-in-law's stash.  Hopefully, it will work with the others, but if not, I'm super sorry and if you send me another strip of your white and pink floral, I'll happily fix it!!