Thursday, September 18, 2008

Show and Tell Friday





I haven't been on this blog since last Friday! I have been trying to limit my time on the computer, because I feel like it really limits my productivity! Blogs are so addictive! But I knew I wanted to participate in Show and Tell so here goes...


Living on an island, can make it hard to get in the Autumn/Fall spirit. But after visiting lots of show and tells last week, I was truly inspired. I had read in a Country Living magazine that rooster decor was "hot" right now. So I was thrilled when I went to our Navy Exchange store and found this cute little wire rooster! I placed two glass pumpkins that I found at Ross ( $2 each)on either side. They are placed on a cloth napkin, on top of a matching tablecloth. Now that I look at the pictures though, I think it blends in a little too well,and am going to use a solid colored cloth napkin/placemat. I was not born with a decorating gene so you have to bare with me!

This week I have been feeling really under the weather. A nasty cold that has just left me feeling blah. I can't think of a better cure, than laying under a blanket and reading a good book. This quilt is special to me for many reasons. My Grandmother was always working on a quilt. I remember going to her teeny apartment where she would have a quilting frame up that took over the whole living room!Our home was always full of quilts that she lovingly made for each of my siblings and me. When she died, my mom and her sister, went through all her fabric, and quilt remnants. My Mom had decided to finish three (one for my two sisters and I). Being the youngest girl, mine was the last one to be done, and for some reason I can't remember why it didn't get done. My Mom asked if instead I would "mind" having this yellow wedding ring quilt. Did I mind? I have loved that quilt since I was a little girl I had this grand scheme to sneak it off to college with me but I never did. I was so happy to recieve it. It stayed on my bed for a long time, but there were too many accidents. My kids left a marker on it, a sippy cup spilled etc. I didn't want it to get ruined ( I would love to pass it down to my daughter some day.) Now it resides at the end of my bed. Every evening I lay under it and read. Or snuggle with my husband or my children. It comes out for movie nights and many other times.

Thanks for taking a walk down memory lane with me! If you want to participate in Show and Tell you can go to Kelli's

18 comments:

diadsie said...

Great finds and they do add that festive touch to your table.
Hope you feel better soon. Those late summer colds seem to be going around.

ceekay said...

Beautiful quilt and the chicken is great!

Anne Fannie said...

I like your chicken and it looks great on that festive table cloth!
Hope you get to feeling better!
~Ann

Kathi said...

Your quilt is very pretty. The chicken and pumkins are great little fall decorations. I hope you feel better soon. Kathi

Mary said...

Wedding ring quilts take a lot of work and this one is beautiful. I love that tablecloth. It gives such a warm cozy feeling to the table. Enjoyed visiting with you.

Penless Thoughts said...

Look cute.
Susan

Hootin' Anni said...

That is just too darned cute. So simple in design that it is really an 'eye catcher'...a focal point!

Love the quilt.

My Show n Tell this week is Halloween. Come by if you can find some time. I'd love to have you visit with me and critique my project.

Jen said...

I loved your center piece. Thanks for sharing. I am also decorating challenged! LOL

Monique said...

First of all, I hope you are feeling a bit better.

This is a great story about the quilt, it is very beautiful, so I can imagine you are very happy with it.
Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful weekend !!

Wanita said...

Your little rooster is very cute. And the quilt is beautiful. It's a wonderful treasure to pass on to your children some day.

Kelly said...

Hey Marie!

I love your decor - and I just read that same thing about roosters in CL. :o) The quilt is beautiful!

Manuela said...

That looks cute! I hope you feel better and I agree that too much time in front of the computer isn't good!

Manuela

barbarah said...

The quilt is lovely, and what precious make it even more special.

barbarah said...

That was supposed to say precious memories make it even more special.

Sandra said...

Beautiful quilt :)

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Joy said...

Beautiful quilt and I love your fall decorations too! You are right about blogging being addictive.

Melissa Wertz said...

Chicken and pumpkin look great. Love the quilt.

Angie said...

I like your cute rooster/chicken :)

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