Friday, January 9, 2009

so sweet


to say that i'm not happy with this quilt would be lying, to say that i'm happy that it's snowing right now would be lying too. i'm from southern cal i have a reason to think snow should be "visited" and not lived in...so all you snow lovers go out and get cold, i'm staying indoors and pretending the ocean is only a few miles away.
oh and i have a secret: a week from today i'll be together with GI Joe husband for the weekend. no kids involved. so i'm taking a week off of blogging i want to be all primped up and rested so i have no bags under my eyes, i'm also going to focus on "no sewing" for a week i know kind of stressful to do that to myself but i want to work on some other things so i'll be back monday the 19th. take care and see you soon!

38 comments:

Tanya said...

so so so sweet! i love it!
hey i have a question...how do you make such cute headers for your blog? will you teach me? i hate mine!!!

Karen said...

Hi Vanessa,
Your quilt is just beautiful...love the colors. I'm so excited for you and your weekend with your husband. Have fun getting all "primped" up and have a great time!!
~RI Karen~

Marie said...

That is so cool! I hope you have a wonderful time with Jake. We love you guys!!

burg3g said...

How do you possibly sew so fast! The quilt looks terrific! I told Chris that if he is in WA more than a week I was coming up there. Is your mom coming to watch your kids?

Rambling Girl said...

Love the quit V. You have a wonderful week getting all primped up and enjoy your time with GI Joe! You both so derserve it!!

Tanya said...

hey you added that little last bit about GI Joe since i just read this! how fun! i am so happy for you to have him coming home! wonderful!

Messy Jessy said...

Take a break! Blog-land can wait.

Have fun with that GI Joe husband of yours.

belladella said...

Enjoy your break but more importantly enjoy your husband. I am so happy for you both. I'll be thinking about you and remembering how good that felt.

Anita said...

I WANT that quilt!!! SO beautiful!! Enjoy your time with your hubby:)

Kristin said...

I love that quilt! The picture is great too! Have a wonderful time with GI Joe.

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Love the quilt. I am so happy that you are going to spend the weekend with GI Joe.

Renee

Rachel said...

I so love that quilt!!! Enjoy your gi joe time!!


;)Rachel

K said...

The quilt is beautiful, and how do you do those headers? Enjoy you destressing week and your coming weekend with your husband!

Laurel MacD said...

Have fun with your hubby. I love your quilt!

Laurel MacD said...

Have fun with your hubby. I love your quilt!

laura.elizabeth said...

I love the quilt and completely agree with you about the snow. But most of all I am SOOO excited that Jake will be home soon. You are amazing! I know it has been a hard year but thank you for sharing it with all of us- the ups and the downs! I think you are great. Have a wonderful time!

Lisa said...

The quilt is beautiful. Just gorgeous. Have fun with your husband, I'm excited for you. Thank him and your entire family for your service to our country.

Sarah said...

V, I just discovered your blog.I love your valentine/little girls quilt! Can you make one for my little girl? I'll pay you! I've looked all over for a simple pink and green quilt. I would attempt to make it myself, But my 5 kids 10 years to 4 months would starve! Have fun with your husband!

Mrs. Trixi said...

Oh, Vanessa, have a great time!!!

I am with you about the snow. We are in Ms. and it can be visited but I don't want it to be a permanent fixture. I like mild winters. However, our hot humid summers can be less than desireable as well.

Your quilt is beautiful but I think I say that about all of them. Good luck with the no sewing thing.

Weston, Sarah, and family said...

Hey V,

The quilt is great! Will you teach me? Have a great weekend getting some lovin' (Let's just say it). I'll miss talking to you. See you Monday.

PurpleQuilterQueen said...

That turned out soooo super cute!!! Have fun with the hubbie!! You deserve the break. Jennifer

Sheldon and Becca said...

Oh rub it in a little more why don't ya?? :)

Miss Jen said...

LOVE the quilt! Have fun with GI Joe!!

Ashli said...

I love the quilt. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend with GI Joe Husband and that you enjoy your time preparing for it. Everytime I do a project with the Americana theme, I think of you all...and I've never met ya. I'll be going through V&Co withdrawls, but I will be okay and I will continue think of you all. Merry Husbandness! We all know YOU DESERVE IT!

Raspberry Leaf said...
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Raspberry Leaf said...

Have a great weekend! I love the quilt. And, I too agree with your thoughts on snow.

another amy said...

Hooray! Have a great weekend!

I LOVE the quilt. Turned out beautiful.

Mindy said...

HAVE FUN!!!!!

Brianna said...

Killer quilt girl!!!

I admire your stuff and adore your blog!!! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Rachel said...

Would you share your pattern for this lovely quilt? Thanks!:)

Julie said...

Well it's much easier to check out the finished product on your blog then to cross the street. That's kind of sad I know!

MGF said...

Enjoy.......

Love the quilt.

Victoria said...

Oh wow, the quilt is beautiful!

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Fleming Family said...

YAY! You're with your man! Enjoy your time alone!!

MegJill said...

Hi! This is Megan, from Idaho. I found your blog a week or two ago and have been hooked ever since! Your tutorials are heavenly, and I've already made your bandana skirt and a pinwheel quilt top. (Finished that last one last night. I absolutely love your Shangri La pinwheel.) Thank you for sharing!!!
Anyway, I too was without a husband, but just for 12 weeks over the summer. He wasmany states away doing an internship. I felt like you, wanting to stay so very busy so I didn't have to think about or feel that he was gone. Wish I had a sewing machine back then!(Our third child was even born while he was gone!) I can only imagine how trying this has been for you and your family, but I say Way To Go! You did it!!! You're at the END!!! Thanks for inspiring us all and showing us how you made it through!
P.S. I've been trying to figure out how to fix my blog header (pretty writing where I want it, picture cropped how I want it, etc. etc.) and I can't figure it out. Yours looks so nice! So, if you are looking for another tutorial (although it's not a sewing one) I'd LOVE to figure out how to do this!

Amanda said...

Love this quilt--simple but fabulous! Thanks for letting me visit!

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