TOO OFTEN WE UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A TOUCH, A SMILE, A KIND WORD, A LISTENING EAR, AN HONEST COMPLIMENT, OR THE SMALLEST ACT OF CARING, ALL OF WHICH HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO TURN A LIFE AROUND
LEO F. BUSCAGLIA

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The hustle and bustle of Christmas is OVER. I am looking forward to returning to my own little world ~ getting lost in a good book, some quilting, something to balance life's chores with some creative time, something that makes life feel a little more routine again.

Tom and I would truly appreciate a break from the "excitement" of 2009. Let's hope 2010 delivers a little bit of calm, a bit of normalcy, good luck and good news for family and friends who have health and financial concerns ~ good news for them would be wonderful! And world peace would be nice, let's add that to the list once again, too.

Wishing you a Happy New Year and all the best!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Made for Each Other

This sweet doll carriage belonged to Grandma Elsie, Tom's mother, who gave this to our daughter when D' was two years old. D' is Elsie's first born granddaughter. Elsie played with this when she was a little girl. That was 85 years ago! It is in wonderful condition and yes, D' played with this. She gave her baby doll rides while I pushed Alli in my own full size baby carriage. I know I have photos of this somewhere...

What I really want you to notice is the Schnibbles Quilt that is laying over the side of the carriage. This is a Christmas gift to me from my friend Mary. It's well suited for the carriage. Perfect in fact and just as lovely as can be. I parked the carriage next to our Christmas tree - it looks pretty there. I must say that I was completely shocked to receive this beautiful Quilt Hollow Quilt from Mary. I had no idea she was sending me a package and no thought that it would be one of the pair of quilts that I admired in this post (I also borrowed this photo from Mary's post). Thank you Mary. You do such thoughtful things for so many.

I hope you will stop by and wish Mary a very happy birthday on December 22nd! Mary is 7 months younger than me, that makes her my little sister, lol, but she is often more like a big sister to me. Thank you Mary, love ya!
PS from Tom: Grandma Elsie was my mother as noted in the post. I should add a little more history behind the baby carriage. My mom did indeed play with it in the mid 1920's and she saved it to pass it on to her daughter to play with. Unfortunately, Mother Nature played a cruel trick on her and gave her seven children - all boys! So having no daughter to pass it on to, she had to keep holding on to it to pass on to her first born granddaughter, our Danielle. D' was the first girl to be born with the Beltt name in over 60 years, finally giving my Mom someone to pass it on to.

I must also send a great big thank you to Mary for the special gift she sent to us. It is beautiful and will be treasured for years to come. Thanks Mary!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A KT Pillow Cover


Stuffing with a plump feather pillow makes for a very comfy pillow!

Used Kansas Troubles scraps to make this pillow cover.