Monday, August 13, 2007

no...we're not pregnant, are you???

the finished product. even washed too.


the infamous alamo that took entirely too long to stitch.

well, who knew that posting a few random blocks that I embroidered would create such a stir?! not I, folks, not I. I've received phone calls, emails and all sorts of funny comments, and for that, I have to snicker.


Here's the 411...One of my absolute favorite things to do in Utah is to buy more fabric.
Love it. Favorite.
Do you realize how many stores are dedicated to selling ONLY fabric? AND in Utah County alone...it is...well, absolutely wonderful.
My mom, becca, and lizbert (2 of my 3 sisters) were out and about one afternoon and found some clearance fabric at Broadbent's in Lehi (just off of main street). It is that cactus green fabric. So, because we all love a good deal, I bought 3 yards of it. I had some left over brown fabric from a quilt I had made for Kirstin (aaron's sister) and thought to myself, why not make another quilt! I have been making a bright (non flannel) quilt for our bed (try a king size...ahh! way in over my head) and I thought, why don't I practice the actual "quilting" part on this mini blanket before I ruin the one that I'm making for the big time bed. That was my intent. As you look closely, you will notice NO real quilting done. Darn. Yeah, I messed up in the cutting stage. So, I did the old standby "rag quilt".

But is it for a baby? yes.
Mine? Sure, whenever I have one.
Am I pregnant? Nope.
Are you? Let me know.
Should I give it to you? Maybe.
Will I? probably not.

ha! I took those pictures this morning on my front porch. Some of them look like the thread is almost glowing. I don't know why. I am thinking my flash might have been on. They aren't the greatest, but you get the idea. Oh, and don't you love our flag on our front porch? me too.

posted with love, from your non pregnant friend, melissa :)

14 comments:

Kip Kajsa & Jaylie said...

hey, you are pretty funny! thats too cute, i think you should keep it, your kid will love it one day!

Tim, Melissa & Dylan said...

Thanks for clearing up any questions! You are hilarious. I love the quilt and you should definitely keep it for yourself (and a future little one) with the great Texas theme. I'm thinking you need to teach me to be more crafty like you.

Jordan & Jandee said...

sorry, I couldn't resist asking.... but nonetheless I'm sure when little jr. comes along he'll love this cute it really is fabulous! So original! Hey I'm always looking for new fabric places in utah, maybe you know about some I don't... which ones are your fav?

marc and michelle said...

Such a cute quilt! I love it, it would go perfectly in Jackson's room...maybe you should give it to a good friend. :) Only joking! Your little jr. that will come along someday, will deserve it. So hold onto it. Plus what a fun memory of your time spent 30 minutes from the alamo, in dear ole Texas! Looks like life is good and I am glad! Hope to talk to you one of these days and play a little catch up. :)

Maddie said...
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Maddie said...

Melissa hello! I love the quilt! Becca and your mom came to pick lizzy up last night and gave us your page, I love it!

Maddie Wheadon

Sarah said...

I love love love the quilt! You have such a talent!

Mike and Kelly said...

Oh...Well! It is really darlying though. I think would make a great cowboy/girl blanket. I love the embroidery. Go Team Wood!

The Thomas Trio said...

Melissa!
This is Maggie (argenian) ....'member me? You left a note on our blog many moons ago and I never responded! I look at your blog all the time through Lyssa's! Mostly it just makes me depressed because you are always posting your amazing creative endeavors documented by your amazing photography (which looks like it's straight out of a Pottery Barn catalog!) I am so jealous! And can I just say, you have the greatest sense of humor! I laugh out loud every time I read your blog!
Anywho.....hope you're doing good! Talk to you later!

Kristen said...

The quilt definitely looks to cute and time consuming to give away. I love the finished product.

Three Girls & A Man said...

oh my melissa, that is the cutest thing! I can not believe that you hand stitched all those little pictures! You are very patient! I am glad you have cute little neighbor boys to help carry your groceries in!

Sarah said...

Sorry I forgot that you lived in Texas! (Funny posting that comment on this post -- totally obvious.) But we didn't have a lot of spare time, next time we come down we will let you know. (It won't be to to far - we are going to come down and babysit our nieces and nephews... who knows when?)

Leslie said...

What a cute little quilt! I absolutely LOVE it! I think you should give it to me!!! Just Kidding! You should DEFINITELY keep it!

RoRo said...

That is such a cute quilt! I just tried to hand sew a name onto fabric like that, how did you get it so even and nice? any secret or advice? my blog is www.roroisland.blogspot.com

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