Monday, May 9, 2011

a finish, a new logo, and a perfect day

I sent my One Block Wonder kaleidoscope top out to be long-arm quilted earlier this year, and now it's finally bound and finished...


I tried a new quilter for this one, and she choose a design of different sized radiating circles all over the center. Think rings on a pool of water when a rock hits the surface.



In this photo of the back you can see the different sizes of circles more clearly. The border is quilted very simply with five straight, evenly spaced lines.


I guess it technically isn't "finished" because I didn't put a label on it yet. But I've got a fun and very talented friend with a graphic design background who has been working on a new logo for me! It's all very exciting, and I hope to have it loaded on the blog soon for you all to see. I've got some printed labels and cards featuring the logo in the works as well, so I think I'll wait and incorporate that into the label for this quilt.

Yesterday was a spectacular Mother's Day here at my house. Probably the best I have ever had. We didn't really have anything planned other than being here together and enjoying the perfect weather. My husband and daughters helped me drag out all the flower pots and put them in their proper places in anticipation of planting next weekend - which means flower shopping this week - always fun! We re-covered my big sewing table with a brand new piece of cotton duck cloth (no more iron scorch marks!), and I sat out on the patio with my daughter, drank some Prosecco (my summer drink of 2011 - just sayin'), and listened to her delight in the stories of her first prom that took place Friday night.

You know that feeling when your heart is so full of joy and wonder about how good life really is, when you want everything to stop so you can soak it all in and never forget how life feels at that exact moment, when you are so content that you could almost cry? That was my Mother's Day. It was a hundred ordinary moments that added up to the most perfect day :)

4 comments:

  1. What a lovely post, and an important message. I know sometimes I get so caught up in "life" I forget to slow down and appreciate the little things!
    I'm glad you had such a special Mother's Day!

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  2. I hope all of your Mother's Days are this special! Your quilt is awesome!

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  3. What a treat to see your finished OBW again. I may have to borrow that quilting treatment! Look forward to seeing your new logo...

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  4. What a beautiful quilt and it sounds like the perfect Mother's Day! :)

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