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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Look What the Easter Bunny Brought Me!!!

First of all I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday, celebrating the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It didn't really feel like Easter usually does to me, probably because it was pouring the rain when we got out of church that day. We've been getting some doozy storms and tons of rain lately, but everything is now in FULL bloom and very pretty.

We invited my parents-in-law to eat dinner w/us on Easter and my MIL (a.k.a. ~ this yr's easter bunny)lol, brought me 5 very old quilts. She did NOT make them, but they were in her stash. Only one was good, the other 4 were in pretty bad shape, but she told me I could use them as 'cutter' quilts. I was totally excited nonetheless. Here they are stretched out on the couch ~ these are the 'bad' ones. (Edited to say that I'm only showing you the 'good' sides), LOL.

It will be very very difficult for me to actually cut into these, but I've seen such cute things that some of you have made w/cutter quilts and I'm inspired to say the least. My sweet friend Christine, from Preferably Prim has recently made some very cute items for spring w/some of her cutters.

This one was the only old quilt out of the bunch that was in pretty good shape, so I ended up putting it in our b'room since it's done in a quilt theme.
You can tell how old they are by the stitching and looks like they've been washed a lot over the yrs.

Can you tell which one is the old one?? LOL

Also, our doggie BJ celebrated his 6th b'day last wk. on Apr. 20th. We got him when he was 9 wks. old and back then, he was all ears. He has sure filled out since then. ha
This is what he does when he wants a treat ~ he goes over to the cabinet where I keep his treats and stares at it until I give him one. But his all-time favorite treats are mini carrots, raw. I feel like I'm feeding a guinea pig! LOL

Next time I hope to share some more zippy bags I've been making lately and also round 2 of my TB quilt blocks, so keep checking back.

Here's your quote for today ~ "Girlfriends are a gift from God, and the beauty within them is His reflection."

Have a great week everyone, hope yours is not too soggy! LOL



Christine said...

AWWWW! THANKS TANYA!! You're so sweet to mention me - really appreciate it!
But they couldn't be cutter quilts -they don't look old or worn to me and the colors are BEAUTIFUL as are the patterns!! What a great Easter bunny you have!
Love the pic of BJ staring at the door for a treat!! But he's healthy, you gotta say that for him - bet his night vision's great too! LOL!
Best wishes

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what beautiful quilts. Such treasures for sure. Hugs, Marty

Lisa said...

luv the quilts! they are so pretty...and happy birthday BJ :O)

Karen said...

The pink quilt with the circles is an interesting one. Not a pattern I have seen before.

Linda said...

Happy Bday BJ!!

Wow, what treasures. I would surely have a hard time cutting into them too! The one you are keeping is just gorgeous!!

Country Prims said...

Oh, wish I had an Easter bunny like that-even one quilt and I would be delighted!
What lovely gifts and yes, I agree, it sure would be difficult to cut into them, but I know you will make something beautiful.

Hope everything is well with you,


Shazy x

Angie Berry said...

Oh my girl, I wouldn't consider those cutter quilts, they are awesome!! They would have to be full of holes before I could cut them, lol. I know whatever you make will be awesome though, you are very creative and talented!

BJ is so cute! Definitely not all ears anymore. I've tried feeding my dog carrots... the one who will eat anything I put in front of him but he just spits them back out so I don't try anymore.

Love the girlfriends quote!

PinkGranny said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit! I enjoyed reading about your cutter quilts. I imagine it will be hard to cut into them but I imagine you will make some wonderful things from them. Enjoy! The quilt you chose for the bedroom is sure in great condition.

Tiffany said...

This quilt rack is beautiful! Is it an antique or did you buy it more recently?

... I love the way quilts look hung up like this together, can't wait til I have a bigger living room for one! :)

Kathryn D. Duke said...

more lovely old quilts...where do you get such beauties???

I agree they are hard to cut up...I restore quilts so I also cut up in order to repair...