Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happy Blue Monday



We had a wonderful Sunday. All five of our daughters and their families were here for Family Sunday. Our granddaughter, Ashley, is expecting a baby girl any time. Daughter Stephanie made this quilt for Ashley. This beautiful quilt is for Ashley's and Husband Justin's bed. Stephanie is now working on a pink quilt for the new Baby Girl. I love the shades of blue in this quilt. I am thinking that I will try quilting. On my next trip to JoAnn Fabrics I am purchasing the tools to cut the squares. From watching my daughters working on quilts, I think that cutting the squares requires the most patience.






At last there are blue skies in Pennsylvania. Believe it or not, the sun was shining and there was a hint of spring in the air today. I took a mile walk and felt so energized. This is the view from my front porch.


Sally at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ hosts Blue Monday. Now when I think of Monday it's with a smile on my face as I anxiously look forward to seeing so many beautiful shades of blue. Thanks Sally!

48 comments:

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

WOW, I love the quilt and the blue skies!

Susan said...

Beautiful quilt!

We had blue skies this weekend ....FINALLY!

Susan

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sweetie, that is one pretty quilt, and I think it would be great fun to do this with your family who quilt! I think you deserve to have a lovely blue quilt! :-)

And that blue sky looks mighty pretty. Glad you had a pretty day greeting you.

Happy Blue Monday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Cherdecor said...

Hi Sweetie, It was a beautiful day here in PA today. I am hoping that spring is just around the corner.

That is another lovely quilt. My daughter is wanting a red and white quilt. I don't know if I could make one or not.

Blessings,
Cheryl

Kathy said...

Stephanie is so talented! Her quilt is wonderful, Sweetie.

debbie said...

DEAR SWEETIE,
THE QUILT IS BEAUTIFUL...WHAT AN AWESOME JOB SHE DID...CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE ONE FOR THE BABY.
THOSE ARE BEAUTIFUL BLUE SKIES.
SATURDAY WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE IN OKLAHOMA...IT WAS SO WARM AND THE SUN WAS BEAUTIFUL AND FELT SO GOOD TO THE BONES.
I THINK EVERYONE IS WAITING AND DREAMING OF SPRING
BLESSINGS
debbie

Carrie said...

Lovely quilt and blue sky!

Diane said...

GM Sweetie! The quilt is beautiful, although I have to say I like the purples the best! What a beautiful view you have from your front porch. I do hope you have a nice comfy chair or porch swing there to sit a while and enjoy that view! Great post!

Diane

bj said...

Hi, Sweetie,
I think you would enjoy making quilts with your kids. You should at least give it a try. Do they do all the quilting by machine? I have never tried doing it by hand...
Pretty blue post today...
xo bj

bj said...

Hi, Sweetie,
I think you would enjoy making quilts with your kids. You should at least give it a try. Do they do all the quilting by machine? I have never tried doing it by hand...
Pretty blue post today...
xo bj

Heidi Pocketbook said...

My, what talented daughters you have. I'm sure they'd love to help you learn to quilt. The quilt today is so pretty. And those blue skies, we can definitely never have too much of those!

Have a good Monday :-)

Debra said...

Just lovely! Happy Blue Monday to you! Loved the pic of all your blessings! So nice to meet ya!

Bo said...

Hi Sweetie..Your Stephanie is one talented girl...beautiful quilt! It
is amazing how a beautiful blue sky can change our moods, isn't it...Thinking of you often & sending you hugs, ♥ Bo

Jill said...

Love the blue sky pic! Sounds like you had a busy weekend! :)

Jeni said...

That quilt is beautiful! Maybe one of these days I'll give it a try but that will be a really big leap for me.

Smilingsal said...

A great granddaughter on the way! How wonderful! The quilt is a beauty, and I love the PA blue sky. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

♥ Kathy said...

what a pretty quilt Sweetie! And I am obsessed with the sky lol true story :)

Neas Nuttiness said...

What a lovely tradition...Family Sunday. When all the children (we have 10)were still at home, every day was family day. But, they grow up, and move away...breaks my heart some days, but I raised them, and now they have to raise theirs.
My husband lived in Boyertown for a little over a year, while working at a Cabot Plant. I got the chance to go visit several times. The landscape in the more rural areas nearby, was just beautiful...So different from where we lived then (central Florida) and where we are now ( In Louisiana).
Have a great week, AND thanks for putting in a word for my Percy! (Some of my kids are nuttier that others:)

prof en retraite said...

Hi Sweetie! That quilt is sooo cute! Your girls are making me want to start quilting, too! But I'd probably never finish...that's the way I operate! lol We have had some blue skies, too! Spring is in the air!!...Debbie

TheWritersPorch said...

Hi Sweetie, just checking in on you.
Glad you had a great family day! I am enjoying having my daughter visit! You are lucky to have so many sweet girls!

Judi said...

Happy Blue Monday Sweetie
beautiful blue skies your way..I hope the temps are higher than ours. Although we have the blue skies it isn't a warm enough day.

You should take up quilting especially if your daughter is there to help you out. The quilt is beautiful! What a lovely job she does. The recipients will love it!

have a lovely day
Judi

Lynda said...

What a very special gift! Beautiful!

Barbara H. said...

What a pretty quilt! I love quilts but I don't know if I can sew seams straight enough for them.

onlymehere said...

Cutting out is not my most favorite part of quilting, that's for sure! Check out my post today as they have a machine cutter that I'd truly love to have but can't justify spending the money for at this point in my life (if ever, LOL!). I find sewing to be quite relaxing and wish I could spend time doing it with my daughters, but maybe that time will come later! Love the view you have of the sky! It's very blue. OUrs is pretty white and gray as its snowing right now. That's okay though as we still need the moisture in the mountains.

April said...

Gorgeous quilt and beautiful sky! Happy Blue Monday to ya!

JudyBug said...

What a sweet quilt. I am so envious. I want a grandchild so badly. I would love to learn how to quilt!

Nancy said...

The view from your front porch is wonderful. You can look right up toward heaven.
The quilt is just beautiful. You can certainly take up quilting with such a good teacher right there with you. I would be oh so lost if I didn't have my crafts.
Have a wonderful day.
Love Nancy

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Handmade quilts are so much more treasured than purchased quilts. I have a small baby quilt that my grandmother created for my first daughter many years ago. Grandma is gone now and I cherish that little quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

That quilt is just beautiful. Your daughters are so talented. I love the view from your place. How pretty.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sweetie, this is one beautiful quilt. I think you girls must have the best fun getting together to work on all your quilt projects..thanks for the visit today to see the hutch full of blue memories. I hope the sun is shining on you today.
hugs ~lynne~

kbbryant said...

Lovely quilt and inspiring! You sound inspired to start quilting.
I just came back from a walk under blue skies too.

Happy Monday,

Kathy b

Sharon said...

Happy Monday
There are no blue skies here in NE today. We are getting rain, can you believe that? Rain in Feb makes you wonder what is around the corner.
That is such a beautiful photo from your porch.
I must say that it is a small world as I read your Genealogy post. We have friends in Blue Hill and I am from IL.
God bless.

Love Bears All Things said...

Sounds like a very good day. I know you would enjoy quilting once you get started. Cuttin is so much easier with the rotary cutter. And chain sewing of seems speeds up the process. I had already cut out most of the pieces for my sampler before I took the beginner's class and learned about rotary cutting. I cut templates for all those pieces. They still seem to be coming together well. I'll share the sqares again sometime. I did the Ohio Star last week and am putting together Card Tricks this week.
Mama Bear

Charli and me said...

Good evening Sweetie, The quilt is so beautiful! I love all the blues and especially love that it's hand made. Happy Blue monday!

ellen b said...

Hi Sweetie,
The quilt is beautiful and what a wonderful view from your front porch! Happy Blue Monday to you...

Elizabeth said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sweetie! We had some beautiful blle skies here in MA this weekend, too. And a little bit of melting!

imjacobsmom said...

I bet it was fun around your house last weekend! All that comradery. I only have one brother and one son so even when we are all together at the holidays we don't even have a dozen. Happy Blue Monday! ~ Robyn

Mojo said...

You don't happen to live in the Clearfield area do you? (Altoona's probably the closest town of any size at all... Closest airport I know of is the tiny one in DuBois). This looks an awful lot like the area my mother's family came from... but then again, in that part of PA it's hard for me to tell one mountain from another.

Deb said...

Love your blue monday, thanks for visiting my 1st blue monday.

Deb:)

Mama said...

What a beautiful quilt, I admire such skill and patience, glad you enjoyed both a blue sky and a lovely walk today, Kathy.

Olive Rue said...

Happy Blue Monday. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your blog banner. What a beautiful photo.

Eleanor said...

A lovely quilt and a lovely family. I was touched by your history and the frank way you have shared about your dear daughter, Sherry Jo. You have encouraged me greatly!

Diane said...

Hi Sweetie! Just droppin in to tell you I've nominated you for an award. Drop by my place later for the details. I LOVE you blog!

Diane

Morgan Mandel said...

I wish I could cut a straight line. Then there's threading the needle by hand or on a sewing machine. I'll just have to buy quilts at craft fairs instead.

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm so glad you stopped by from Pea's yesterday to visit with me. You're a treasure to blogland Sweetie.

Thanks for the birthday wishes you left for me at my 'day blog for Monday.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Sweetie,

What a beautiful quilt.
I'm glad you took such a wonderful long walk.

Have a blessed day.
~Melissa ;)

Linda said...

What a gorgeous quilt and a new baby on the way...I bet you all can hardly wait. The blue sky is so pretty and you have a lovely view from your porch....I love the morning sky especially when I still can see a bit of the moon..Hugs, Linda

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

What a pretty quilt,they did a wondeful job on it too. Love that blue sky. It was 72 degrees here yesterday, but I know it will not last.