Monday, October 13, 2008

God Jul

When I saw this quilt kit, I thought of Carol right away. Her birthday is Christmas and she's part Norwegian and part Swedish. For years she has been the one to organize the Santa Lucia Festival at church each December, and she has given me many of my Swedish Christmas decorations.

I wanted to make it for her for her birthday last year, but a quilt for a birthday gift is more extravagant than has been our custom over the years. I struggled with what to do because I knew that quilt should be hers.

Then the solution dawned on me! I bought the kit and wrapped it and gave it to her for her birthday. I told her, "Here's a Scandinavian Christmas quilt that just has to be yours. Happy birthday! And if you want me to make it for you, happy birthday for two years!"

I have been fortunate to have enjoyed a three-day weekend, and finished putting the last border on just a short time ago. It goes off in the mail to Branky tomorrow; she'll machine quilt it and get it back to me in plenty of time for me to bind it for Carol's birthday.

It was easier to make than I had anticipated. The pattern has very clear directions. I won't be using it again, so if you would like to have the pattern, please mention that in the comments section and I'll send it off. If more than one person wants it, I'll hold a drawing.

God Jul!


4 comments:

Mary said...

I love your blog and I'd love the pattern.

Teresa said...

Hi and that is a very nice gift indeed. I do not want the pattern as I have more now than I know what to do with, but I do think it is very pretty.

I wanted to comment to you on how much I enjoy reading your blog. I don't necessarily agree with your politics, but then we all have our own way of seeing things and that is what makes the world such an interesting place. I do enjoy your insight and especially the love and thoughtfullness you show to the people that come into your life. Many times you have touched my heart and other times you have provoked me to think about what I believe and opinons I have formed. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences so freely.

Living on the Spit said...

I just love visiting with you and seeing the beautiful work that you are doing. I'd like to have the pattern as well, but in all fairness, I think it should go to the first one who said so, which would be Mary...but it is your blog and is your choice.

Bobbi said...

Your quilt arrived safe and sound, tried to email you but your email account is bouncing.