Sunday, February 17, 2008

Lotsa lovely Loot

Thanks so much everyone for all the lovely comments on my winter quilt. It is now safely with its owner Susan at Chickenfoot.

Now I want to show you the super quilt that I received.

When we signed on for the Winter part of the Four Seasons Quilt Swap we were allowed to request a partner and Margaret, our extremely capable swap manager, tried to put together as many as she possibly could.

Well, lucky me, I got the partner I wanted.

Kathy from Pink Chalk Studio makes the most wonderful quilts and I just knew she would create something special. You really need to read this to see the process she went through to get to the final quilt.

The design is amazing and the colours just pop. It is so well made and I just love looking at all the quilting.

Winter Geese

I think it will find a home on our kitchen wall amongst a lot of other bright artwork.

And lovely Kathy was so incredibly generous. Included in the swap package were three beautifully packaged little kitties peeking out of their own little quilt. One for each of my girls who were nearly hysterical with the excitement of it all.

Cute Kitties

Kathy's 12 year old daughter designed this gorgeous little cat and we all think it is fantastic!

Kitties

They have slept with them every night since they arrived!

Thanks Kathy for such wonderful creativity and generosity.

And speaking of generosity and creative talent, the very lovely Jade just nominated me for a 'You make my day' award. Well right back at you Jade - your posts are always a pleasure to read.

And to make up a list of ten I tag my dear friend Cathy, Ali, Jo, Fiona, Florence, Liz, Leslie, Jodie, and H&B who has just today delivered the most beautiful baby boy! All fantastic blogs that I have to read as soon as I see they have posted. They're funny, creative, thought provoking and endlessly inspiring - thanks girls for making my day!!

20 comments:

shannon said...

Wow! How lucky to get Kathy as your partner! That little quilt is beautiful. Those little kitties are so sweet.

Ali said...

Aw, thanks Louise. And those kitties are the cutest!

Erna said...

Just discovered your blog today....wow! I can't stop reading and looking and wondering and ... it's just all so beautiful and cute and colourful and soo inspiring! I can definitely say : ' you made my day' !!
Those kitties are too cute...like the red and white quilt!

amandajean said...

that IS lots of lovely loot! I love the little kitties. and the fact that they have matching quilts? perfect.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Louise! What a lucky girl you are -- it's all just beautiful!

Florence said...

What an amazing quilt - and your lucky girls - they are beautiful!

Thank you so much for the nomination - the feeling is very much mutual! x

luv Abby said...

wow .... what a beautiful stash you received....
Ab

Hollabee said...

Lovely quilt, I love colourful fabrics...it'll make your space look fabulous. You're a very lucky person :)

dizzyjadey said...

That quilt is stunning, Louise! Lucky you! And I'd be hysterically happy too, if I was one of your girls...those kitties and the matching quilts are too cute.

Beth said...

This was one of my favorite quilts in the swap. I would be jealous f I didn't love the one I got so much!

fiona said...

wow!i'm certainly signing up for that swap next time!thanks for the tag you make my day too lovey!hows working life going?

Cathy said...

Louise, that quilt is just beautiful. You are so lucky and all the little extras that she sent to you for the girls. Those little cats are beautiful - so simple.

Thanks for the nomination too - straight back to you - as you are always so inspiring to me and so talented and I love reading your blog and I especially love every Tuesday!! What a blast. Talk soon.

Jelly Wares said...

What a beautiful quilt!!! Kathy sure does put some effort into the whole process, it kinda makes me feel a bit quilty, in a good way...
What a gorgeous treat the little kitties with their quilts were for your little girls, how sweet.
I love reading Jade's blog too and you truely do deserve the award that she has given you as every time that I read your blog 'you make my day'...

Jodie

upstateLisa said...

Wow! aren't you ladies lucky!!! Your quilt is gorgeous and your daughters quilts and cats are just so darn cute!!! Lucky! Lucky!

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

Everything in this package is so lovely, what a fantastic quilt to have as a wall hanging. I love the little kitties with their own quilts, adorable, one of those would make a not so young girl happy! x

Celandine said...

Louise, Thank you so much for your comments on my blog! Such good advice-- that totally makes sense. I don't know why it didn't occur to me sooner... You have a lovely blog, and I will check in again. By the way, I've been to Melbourne! (rare for an American). I have a favorite cousin living in Perth. Must be hot there now...!

Kristin said...

oh those quilts and kitties are BEAUTIFUL!!! I may have to make a few little softies myself tonight, they were so inspirational! :)

Kristin
http://homegrownrose.typepad.com/reclaimingthehome/

Violet & Rose said...

Ahh. Flattery will get you everywhere. Thank you.

How incredibly lucky are you? And the girls?

Hope your "job" is going well too.

tiel said...

the quilting is so great...and the kitties....too cute. lucky you.

h&b said...

Oh thankyou !!

Liek V&R said ... flattery .. will get you everywhere ... :p