Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!!
I made some chocolate chip cookies today and added some festive colored M & M's! Chocolate Chip cookies are my husbands all time favorite cookie. I've made lots of different types of cookies over the years. If you ask my husband what kind of cookies he would like, he ALWAYS chooses chocolate chip!! So I have made his favorite cookies for Valentine's Day. What's that saying... To win a man's heart is through his stomach. LOL! :0)
I thought I would show you two quilts that I have hanging in my "Dining" room. This is an applique basket quilt I did. It is fairly formal. Although I will tell you a secret. One I can't hide if you ever came to my home. I gave up my dining room so my daughter could have a piano. It was a gift from her Great Grandfather. And she does play! I told her if we got the piano she would have to take lessons and use the piano! It is way too big a piece of furniture to never be used. I am very proud to say that I rarely if ever had to remind her to practice. So... it was well worth giving up my dining room so she could have a piano. :0)
Here is the other quilt I have hanging in the dining room / piano room. I believe this was a Thimbleberries pattern.
As you can see here I have started my piano playing daughter's college quilt. It is still a work in progress. In the last post I showed you the pattern she had picked out. I am actually liking how the fabrics are playing together so far. Let's keep our fingers crossed that they will continue to do so. :0)
Block # 4 from the Civil War quilt along. I was having some problems piecing this one. The center square was fine. It was trying to add the outer triangles. I had to take it all apart and redo it.

My husband daughter and I went out to dinner on Saturday evening to celebrate out Valentine Day! Who says you can't celebrate a couple of days early with the family you love! (I miss my other daughter and wish she could have been with us. She will be home in about 3 weeks to celebrate her 21st birthday which happens to fall during her Spring break.) :0)

10 comments:

  1. I love the quilts you have hanging on your wall...love the cookies too...

    Have a wonderful evening

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  2. Karen, I love your quilts! How nice of you to give your dining room to your piano playing daughter. I would have done the same thing:)

    I love the Civil War block too. I should get started on those seeing as how I love everything Civil War. How far behind am I now?....only about seven or eight blocks! LOL It's frustrating when you have to tear something apart and redo it...I should know...I do it all the time :D Your is looking good!

    Have a wonderful Valentine's evening!!

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  3. Wonderful quilts.....and I can smell your cookies. Yummy! I'm having a FREE Red Giveaway for today only on my blog....GO enter, you might win!

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  4. Those cookies look so yummy and your quilts are gorgeous! Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

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  5. Well, the cookies look delish! and I love the quilts hanging on your walls..especially the basket quilt. Beautiful mix of colors and fabrics...and the pieced inner border..Lovely!

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  6. Those cookies look yummy! Love your tree quilt too! :0)

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  7. Yummy cookies, pretty quilts, a nice project in progress and a dinner with family...music to my ears, lol, piano music that is! Don't you just love still warm from the oven chocolate chip cookies?!

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  8. Hi Karen, Thanks for following my blog. I love your quilts, that is something I always wanted to learn how to do, I had a great aunt who use to quilt. I love quilts, have several in my collection. I love fabric, can't buy enough of it, I found the civil war reproduction fabric, and it is just perfect for my primitive handmades. Well back to my handmades, sewing for three shops for spring. Please visit me again. Vicky

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  9. the quilts hanging in the piano room are lovely. You are coming right along with your daughter's quilt.

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  10. How funny to see your applique basket quilt staring at me. I made the same one. I love the pattern but oh, the work it took! I love hand applique. Great job on your dining room quilts.

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