Friday, July 19, 2019

Another Try

I am excited about posting this new post because I have made some changes in my settings and am eager to see if it has worked.  I created a g-mail account and have heard from several people that they are now receiving my blog comments.  I hope that means that I will also be receiving blog comments.  Fingers crossed here.

My sister who lives in Alaska and I have been working on a secret project for our other sister's special birthday.  It was given to her last evening so I can now show what we have done.  We made her a Temperature quilt using the temperatures, year and location of her birth.  My sister sewed the first six months and I did the last six.  Amazingly, when she sent me her section to add to mine, they fit together perfectly.




The back of the quilt is an incredible wine bottle print and so much fun to read.  The back includes the label and the temperature key.  







The past week found us in the Sierras for our annual fishing trip.  The lakes and streams were so full this year after all of the rains.  Of course, with all of the snow this year, spring blooms are just now happening.  Ski season is still open in Mammoth.  It really was gorgeous.




Our daughter's family has been watching a cocoon for the last few weeks and today their wait paid off.  The little ones were able to watch the whole process.  She sent me the video and I am amazed at how quickly it happened.  Nature is incredible!



27 comments:

  1. What a beautiful and meaningful quilt love the colors...hugs, Julierose

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  2. That quilt is such a meaningful gift and I'm sure your sister was delighted. Gorgeous photos of your trip in the Sierras too. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. That is a wonderful idea for a quilt... And I bet your sister loves it.
    Gorgeous mountain pics too...xox

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  4. Hi Mary wow what an amazing gift for your sister,love that the two of you made it,such a special gift and it looks terrific,well done ladies.
    Lovely country pics thankyou for sharing xx

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  5. That quilt is beautiful. What a wonderful way to celebrate your sister's birthday.

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  6. What a unique, personal, and beautiful quilt!

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  7. OMGoodness - this quilt made my eyes teary - so beautiful, thoughtful and meaningful. I love it!

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  8. That's a brilliant idea for a gift for a "round" birthday (ie, one ending in 0).

    The Sierras look beautiful. I love the wildflower meadow. Lucky children to be able to watch that monarch butterfly emerge.

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  9. What a beautiful present you have made for your sister! It'll be sure to warm her soul as well as her body, with all the love you obviously put into it. Love your pictures from the Sierra's and the cocoon.

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  10. Such a special gift for you sister from both of you. I love the backing and the facts you printed on the label...
    Beautiful photos of your trip.
    Hope you fixed your blogger problems....

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  11. Your fishing trip looks wonderful and that quilt for your sister is great!

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  12. What a fun gift, and to make it together is even more special! The back is great, too.

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  13. What a fun gift for your sister! I love the extra touches on the back and label. That one will be enjoyed a lot!
    Your Sierra pictures are so beautiful! And welcome to the world butterfly :-)

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  14. What a special gift. Very fun idea to use her birth year and add all the extra information in the temp quilt.

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  15. I had no idea Omaha NE got that hot judging by all the warm colors in your quilt. I always think of the midwest as a cooler spot. Not a place to visit during the summer!

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  16. That quilt is so stunning--it's the year of my sister's birth, too, so it was fun to read the label. What a treasure you two made for her!
    Lovely to see the mountain trip, and the emerging butterfly. I always love the variety of interesting things in your posts!
    PS. Hope the new process works!

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  17. You and your sister did a spectacular effort with your other sister's quilt. How fabulous all those colours and fabrics look together. I had fun reading all the information of the year of your sister's birth. A week of relaxation and fishing....sounds fun.

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  18. The piecing you did on the back of the temperature quilt is awesome!! She will love it!

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  19. What a lovely gift for your sister Mary. She will be delighted with it I am sure. Great to have all those snippets of information on the year of her birth. Hope your gmail account works.

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  20. What a beautiful quilt, and such a great idea to put the 'news' of 1949 on the label. Silly putty has been around that long???

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  21. I've been looking forward to seeing your sister's gift since you told me about it. Such beautiful colors and a super special backing. You both did a great job!

    What a great experience for your grands to see the butterfly evolve.

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  22. Ooh! Secret project! Sounds delightful! The back is as gorgeous as the front.

    Your fishing trip photos are beautiful. There is magic in nature that just rejuvenate us.

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  23. What a beautiful gift. Your photos are stunning.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  24. You and your sister are so clever! And that quilt label! I’d never think of doing something like that! So pleased to hear the kids became so engaged with that cocoon! Such fun!

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  25. What a great idea for a birthday gift! And the label on the back was inspired! The photos from your fishing trip are beautiful - I hope the fish were biting, too!

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  26. I think it's wonderful that both you and your sister quilt and you made such a fantastic gift for your other sister together. I love the back too! Beautiful photos of the Sierras, wish I was there now to see the wildflowers and the snowcapped mountains. Love that your daughter and the little ones got to experience the butterfly transformation. Nature really is incredible :)

    -Soma

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  27. The label on the back of that beautiful quilt is priceless for a birthday gift...love it! Looks like some beautiful scenery you've been hanging out in.

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