Sunday, February 24, 2008

Oh, Oh, Oh!!

As I was finishing my Ho, Ho, Ho Christmas project today, I realized if you turn it upside down it says Oh, Oh, Oh....hmmm surely I can hang this somewhere when it's not Christmas time. Maybe on the frig when I am thinking of snacking. I'll have to ponder this for a while!!

We had rain again today. I know that we need it, but in the last couple weeks we have had a lot. Between the cold weather and the rain the plants have taken a beating. I really haven't even been out to work in the yard and it's getting to that time of year when I have the itch to do some gardening. We had about 30 minutes of sun, so I took a picture of my pansies. Looking a little sad from the dumping of rain and wind that we had this morning, but love those pretty little yellow flowers.

My picture taking abilities are not very good, but I am working on it. My last post I had a picture with a closeup of a Hershey's Kiss....I never look much at the background stuff, but there was a picture of my mom. She was such an amazing gardener. I really wish I had paid more attention and learned from her. She has been gone for 16 years and the older I get I realize how much I am like her. Although she wasn't a quilter, gardening was her passion and she worked her magic. We always had the most beautiful flower beds!
I have been working on this Sandy Gervais pattern using a Red White and Bold jelly
roll from Moda. Her patterns are really
wonderful and she has a great website. Hoping tomorrow I can get the scrappy outside border on and then it will be done.

Enough blabbing for me and wishing all of you a great start to your week, with some quilting fit in here and there!

16 comments:

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the photo of your mom! Great red/white and blue quilt. You've been busy sewing too huh? I bet Megan looks so cute with her baby bump. I'm sooooooo jealous of you granny!!!!

Belvie said...

I like your idea of turning the HO HO quilt upside down! :-)

Your mom looks like a lovely lady. When I was young, I use to say I didn't want to be like my mom. You know...mom's weren't always cool when we were young. Now I appreciate many of her traits and habits and I'm happy to say in many ways...I'm just like her. Isn't it funny how time changes our outlook!!

Paula said...

Great idea....oh oh oh! I really like that red, white and blue quilt. It would be a great idea for a charity quilt. Easy to make and it would use up a lot of strips! My mom has some really wonderful qualities that I wouldn't mind having more of too!

Doe said...

Oh, oh, oh for sure!

Quilt Nut said...

very cute!

Sugar Bear said...

I love your quilt - and hanging it on the fridge made me laugh! Great idea.
Karla

Sugar Bear said...

I love your quilt - and hanging it on the fridge made me laugh! Great idea.
Karla

Gena in Dallas said...

OH HO, but its cute either way.

Vicky said...

I hope I didn't just infect my computer by clicking on the last commenter's link. Sheesh.....

Anyway, I WAS laughing at your ho-ho upside down idea. Cute, cute!

Vicky said...

LOL. I guess I should clarify now. The last commenter was NOT Gena in Dallas! It was another spam-type one that you wisely deleted. Thanks, Cheryl!

Cheryl said...

Thanks Vicky for the help. I now have the word verification set and hope that helps the unwanted comments. I should have put a note that you weren't talking about Gena. Thanks for doing that!

Mary Anne said...

Very funny! (the upside down Ho HO Ho! --- but the one on my fridge would have to say No No No!)

......and those pansies look good to me .... anything actually growing out of the ground OUTSIDE at this time of the year looks good to me! (we just had more snow yesterday .... bleh!)

.....and your Mom looks like such a great Mom! .... My Mom is a good flower gardener and my Dad is a good all around gardener .... flowers, vegetables, rose bushes, etc ... definately his passion! In my younger days I always thought it was BORING !! (they always dragged us to the Philadelphia Flower Show when we were kids ) .... now I'm trying to learn everything I can from them!

"t" said...

and now i've found your blog as well...congrats on the grandbaby coming...i can't believe how much fun it is to be a grandma! everything they say and MORE...

Lil_Birdie said...

Oh Oh Oh that's brilliant! (giggles)
Grats on the grandchild :)
Thanks for the really nice comment you left on my blog ... I'm so glad I followed the link , your quilts are beautiful .

Ginger Patches said...

Love that Red White and Bold quilt, I have that Jelly Roll and have been trying to decide what to do with it..
That oh oh oh is too funny I had never thought of that, I've got a few things I could leave out all year!!

Nan said...

The Christmas project is so cute - you are definitely on a roll with getting them done! I have started on my first one - I am so ashamed!
Love reading about your mom - nice photo of her, too.
The Red White and Bold quilt is so pretty! You're doing such a nice job on it - I'm looking forward to seeing it finished!