Wednesday, July 15, 2009

little quilts

My three daughters and I were invited to a Little House on the Prairie party this past weekend. It was held out at an old ranch near the mountains. It was a lovely party with old fashioned food, games, crafts... The children looked so cute dressed up in their bonnets and dresses. Near the end the hostess talked a bit about quilting. She had these lovely little quilts displayed - she had made them all from the book Prairie Children and their Quilts.She then gave each child a quilt specially made for them! I have 3 daughters so we came home with 3 quilts!!!
This one was for my youngest. She's 18 months old and just loves dolls. This quilt is perfect for a doll quilt.
Daughter #2 received this one - we plan to make some checkers and play.
My oldest daughter received this one. What special and lovely gifts! The party itself was a gift. What a beautiful day to remember

14 comments:

Evelyn in Canada said...

Those are beautiful. It's a great idea, but what a lot of work! How can I get invited to a party like that with my three girls? :-)

Janet said...

What a special day. LHoP was my favorite series as a girl. Its wonderful that this woman is keeping the tradition alive.

Kathie said...

what a wonderful way to spend a day, How special and great memory for your girls.
Did they dress up Like Laura???
the doll quilts are wonderful what an amazing gift they each received.
Kathie

Crispy said...

What a clever idea for a party and such lovely little gifts.

Crispy

onlymehere said...

These are incredible party favors! Amazing all the work she did for each child. Beutiful and I love your idea of making checkers! Cindy

Carrie P. said...

What a fun way to spend the day and then to get a quilt at the end, How awesome is that. The quilts are lovely.

Jackie said...

What a fantastic idea! What a special event! I love them all lined up on the clothes line between the trees. I'd love to go to that kind of party myself.

C. C. said...

Hi!

How nice! I'll bet that was like stepping back in time! What a perfect way to spend the day. I have that book and I find it inspiring; I like to look at pictures.

Have a nice weekend!

C. C.

Michelle said...

Absolutely fantastic idea, some people are so giving, it just warms the heart in todays world. What a wonderful experience for your girls. My first visit to your blog, can't wait to read further down the posts. Come visit me when you get a chance.
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Marilyn R said...

Wow, what a great way to spend the day! I can't think of better party favors either - beautiful little quilts.

Janet said...

What a great idea for a party and educational to boot. I loved the idea of the little quilts, how generous.

MARCIE said...

That is some party! Darling little quilts! I am sure you are all thrilled!

Bonnie said...

Makes me want my dd to be younger so we could do that. --um NO. But I will put it in my head for a party if she has a daughter.

The quilts are lovely. And, I am sure your daughters will appreciate them.

This is my first visit -- nice blog. It was mentioned on smallquilts yahoo group so you may have several of us popping by to see what's up. I'm glad I did.
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Elizabeth said...

Those quilts are gorgeous and what a wonderful hostess your friend must be. Thanks for sharing!

xo -E