Tuesday, July 12, 2011

paper piecing

I just love flowers on the deck in summer. It makes me wish it was summer all year :0)
I had a little gift to make last week. I hadn't done any paper piecing for a long while so this was a fun, quick project.

I popped it in the mail the next morning. Happy Birthday Mom!

And since I have so few quilting pictures I thought I'd include a couple from our recent family trip to Lethbridge, AB.

At the Japanese gardens with DD#1 and DD#2. I remember visiting here when I was about 11. It was just as I remembered it.

We went to the Birds of Prey Nature Centre as well. We all got to hold owls! Even DD#3 got to hold one - here a burrowing owl. It was so interesting to see these magnificent eagles, hawks and owls up close.
I just love summer... :0)

Happy Quilting!!


Stray Stitches said...

The pot holder you made for your Mom is much too pretty to use!
Looks like you had a wonderful time at the Japanese Gardens :)

Barb said...

what a nice gift! Your pansies still look excellent!
Mine have totally fagged out and faded.
Your girls are adorable!

Miriam said...

I love that paper pieced pot holder! Gorgeous!
Lovely pansies!
Beautiful photograph in the Japanese garden.

Valentina said...

Oh, what a beautiful daisy, and it doesn't have that usual paper pieced 'harshness'. I love the pictures of you and your girls, thank you for taking us along on your adventures! :) long life summer holidays! :)

Marilyn Robertson said...

The pot holder Is adorable! Looks like you are having a wonderful summer!

Crispy said...

Sweet block, I know you Mom loves it :0) Great picture of you and the youngin's. Nothing better than little trips with the kids.


LC said...

Love the potholder. What did you put inside it to make it 'heat' proof?

Cheri said...

Your pansy pot is so pretty and the pot holder fits right in. Cute red hair girls! Enjoy your summer vacation!

Carrie P. said...

Great pot holder for you mom.
Lovely gardens.
I want to hold an owl. How special for you all. That is so cool.

Janet said...

Your pansies are lovely, I'm afraid the possums would eat them if I had them in the garden. The pot holder is very sweet, a nice way to get a bit of foundation paper piecing in.

Dixie said...

What a sweet summer post, Janet! The potholder is so cute, and your daughters look like they are having a lot of fun.

MARCIE said...

Oh my gosh, that is so neat that your daughter got to hold an owl! And what pretty colored hair your girls have!
The pot holder is darling, and your Bird of Paradise block is divine!