What joy the gospel gives me. I can approach the throne of God with confidence, not because I've done a good job at my spiritual duties, but because I'm clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. ~ C.J. Mahaney

Love is in the Air (well, almost)

This has been the perfect weekend to sit by the fire with a cup of tea and a quilt.  Here is a little log cabin quilt I'm working on for a friend's baby girl.  I fairly swoon over these colors!!  Bella wants you to know that she likes them, too.  She just happens to like the fire better.

Maggie has been begging to learn to sew.  I was just like her when I was little.  After my grandmother taught me at age six or seven how to take a needle and work on a little piece of fabric, I always had something to do when I was bored.  I made dresses and costumes for my dolls, little pillows, you name it.  Then later, when I was eleven, my mother taught me to cut out and sew from a pattern.  At that point I began making my own clothes, which I did for many years.

Yesterday, Maggie and I decided we would start a little tote bag, with some string quilting and appliqué. She did most of the appliqué by machine, using a zig-zag stitch.  She is great with the machine.  I can set the speed to slow and she is very careful, as you can see by the photos below.

Then we set to work doing some embroidery.  She takes her time and makes very neat stitches.

I'm not a proud mama.  Truly, I'm not.  Why would you suspect that?

Meanwhile, it occurred to me that if I'm going to have a Valentine give-away, I had better get going with it pronto.  Deciding against something very obviously pink or red, I settled on these soft, vintage florals. 

It does have a love theme, though, so we're good.

I'm not telling you what it is yet.  You'll just have to wait another day or so and see for yourself.  However, if you want in, go ahead and holla.  I think you'll be happy with it if you win.



Anonymous said...

Count G~Mama in!

Anonymous said...

Count me in too, Laura!
Jane Stephens

Anonymous said...

Count in your favorite DIL please :)

Living in China said...

Gorgeous, as always. You are an incredible lady and I love ya!

Anonymous said...

Laura Lee,

it's your neighbor Felicia.. consider this a holla... I want in on the contest for Valentines.