Saturday, March 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Debbie Doo!

I'm ashamed of the lack of attention I've given this blog lately. Oh I think about it plenty, it's just I've been really busy. I've spent a lot of time in the city this past week. I taught my last two spring classes at Jackman's. Actually it was one class, two sessions -- the first class filled to capacity so I was asked to do another. That made me feel good! When I have been home, I've been scurrying around trying to take advantage of every moment I have here before we leave. Six days and counting!

I've been deep cleaning, sewing of course (there are so many projects in my head), also making cards and wrapping gifts as birthday season is in full swing around here. We have eleven family birthdays between Jan 30th and April 14! All three of my sisters and my mom are within 30 days. Here's something that's been hiding in the wings for sometime now.

This is for my Sister Deb. My "other" Sister Deb, that is. I have my own Sister Deb - Debbie Diane; I inherited Debbie Kay through my husband. Confusing, I know. Get this - I also inherited "Pam" and I already had one of those too! Anyhoo . . .

Deb loves earthy greens and antiquey farmhouse decor so I took advantage of some classic calicos I had on hand.

A little piecing makes the back more fun.

Close-up of the free motion quilting that I love to do! Don't look too closely, this is only my second go at it.

And to all my other dear sisters, please don't go thinking, "I didn't get a quilt for my bday!" You gotta remember, Deb has seniority - she is the oldest sister I have. (You liked that didn't you Deb?!) Your turn will come. If your turn is not now, that means you're too young. Hmm, it got kinda quiet in the room, didn't it?!

Gifting -- you gotta love it, so much fun!

Tomorrow is my niece Lyndsay Kay's baby shower.

I can't wait to show you what's in this package! Stay tuned. xoxo Janis


Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Great quilt Janis! I love how it tricks your eye - your quilting looks great too, the more you do it the easier it gets :)

Hey Harriet said...

Your sister is very lucky! Lovely quilt! I'll not waffle on too much here because a big electrical storm just started. Better switch the computer off before I fry! I finally find some time to sit at the computer and check in on fave blogs & lightning decides to crash my party...grrrr.

Hey Harriet said...

So much for not waffling ;D

Pam said...

Deb's quilt was so pretty and the perfect colors for her. She really loved it!! You are so talented.