Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cheer up!

This is a post of the things that have cheered me up recently...

1) The robins must have checked their calendars and noticed that spring is supposed to be here...they are out in full force today. This photo shows how everything looks here when the snow melts...grey and brown and dull. We need the birds to cheer us up, so don't tell them that we're getting 10-15 cm of snow overnight!

2) These are the wonderful gifts from my "secret sister" which appeared at my sewing table over the course of quilt retreat! I have had a lot of fun using those fancy tweezers to remove the paper from behind the indian orange peel arcs. I also received a book called Crazy About Quilting which is the next book on my list for bedtime reading.
Thanks to my "not-a-secret-anymore sister" Nancy!
3) Something else that really cheered me up this week was that my 16 year old son was walking home from a friend's house and went out of his way to walk over to Tim Horton's and bring me a coffee made just the way I like it! I was really tickled that he remembered how I like my coffee, and thought to get one for me. And he didn't even want to borrow the car!!!
It's the little things that count when you're raising teenagers!

4) My husband ordered a quilt ladder for me for Christmas and it has finally arrived! He ordered from Robinson's Woodcrafts and this quilt rack is just beautiful...very solid, with a lovely finish. It had to be assembled, but it was easy and quick (according to DH) and looks great. I have been moving it around trying to decide where to display my quilts. Here is is standing behind my sewing machine area. It isn't staying there because the slanted ceilings don't support the rack evenly enough, but it was a great place to take a photo.

What's cheering you up today?!?

15 comments:

  1. Well, I just finished quilting a baby quilt for my grand-niece and reading your blog is what makes me happy today.

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  2. having a hard time being cheered up today! it's snowing like mad outside, but I guess since I'm home and snug I should be cheery. I think perhaps some chocolate chip cookies are in order.........

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  3. a glass of Chardonnay is making me feel pretty good right now. :)

    I love your ladder. I have an old grayed wooden ladder that I am considering cutting down to display quilts. Maybe I will get to it this summer.

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  4. Your post is cheering me up. I hate grey days so it's nice to be reminded that sunny spring is around the corner.

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  5. Lots of cheery things, especially the teenager bringing you the coffee.

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  6. Awwww....the teenage coffee-fetcher story cheered me up. Also, I like that quilt ladder - very neat idea.

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  7. Love your new quilt ladder - a nice way to display your beautiful quilts.

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  8. This post has cheered me up! I smiled the whole time I was reading it. :) Love the quilt ladder and your son is such a sweetheart to bring you coffee.

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  9. I loved this post, for one thing...the other thing that cheered me was cutting up some fabric...ready for the next big quilt!!

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  10. Loving your quilt rack and the pretty quilts displayed :)

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  11. Wow, that's soooo sweet of your teenager to get you a coffee...warms my heart. I had one of those teenagers too...now he's 25 and married and has his own daughter, but he still always brings me the greatest gifts :-). Thanks for posting the photo of the quilt ladder. I have a ladder around here somewhere that could be put to use displaying some of my antique quilts! Thanks for jogging my memory and giving me a great idea! Enjoy our winter day! Jake had a snowday and I got to sew all day!

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  12. Great post! There are so many little things around to make us happy. Love the quilt rack. Thanks for the link! Have a great day!

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  13. Love your quilt rack, Kathy! Sending cheerful thoughts your way.

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  14. Anytime I see quilts on a rack or ladder .... that cheers me up instantly! Love your new ladder!

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