Dear Jane and blog awards

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I can proudly say I'm up do date with my Dear Jane blocks. YAYYYYY! But it is short lived. Anina will have a new one up today. I'm feeling more relaxed about it. My blocks are certainly flawed but I'm either becoming more tolerable of the mistakes or they may be minimizing. Either way I'm glad I have been enjoying them more. I guess I've finally stopped fighting and I'm now drinking the paper piecing Koolaid.

See, not perfection but not embarrassing either. But if it were a close-up you'd see the real deal. I find myself doing well with the blocks, in general, until the last steps putting the pieces together and thats where my mistakes occur. I'll have to work on that. Opps my shadow is in this picture.


Here is daughter #7 being cheeky with my "Treetops" quilt. I made several attempts this weekend to photograph the quilt for the pattern cover but I was never satisfied. Laurie and Jamie were supposed to be helping me with the photography but you can see they did more goofing around than snapping pictures. I'll keep trying. I think I have a new idea.


I won a business card holder from Frances at Home Made Originals this weekend. Its darling and in my colors! Thanks Frances. I'm very excited.


And we got 2 blog awards this weekend. A big thank-you to Blondie and Erica. Both of them are talented girls and very sweet people. It is so nice to have our blog recognized and featured. They both said such nice things.


I thought I would pass the award to 3 brand new blogs. I want to encourage these sweet gals and their blogging.


CJ at A Stitch and a Prayer, Jill at Life with a View, and Nedra at Cactus Needle - They are all very brave for entering the world of blogging and sharing their creativity with us. I look forward to great things from these 3 new bloggers. And I award them the Arte y Pico Award for Blog Excellence. Now they can pass it along.



-nanette

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23 comments

Diane said...

Congratulations, Freda! Your daugher is very pretty. So wonderful to have 7 daughers!

Purple and Paisley said...

what a gorgeous pic of your daughter! i have a son...

nice of you to pass on the award to newer people...i tried to do that, too...so many people helped me (mostly you...=)...) and it's time to return the favor...

have a great day...

RobinE said...

Congratulations! How very wonderful it is to be recognized-- your blog certainly deserves it. :) And your Dear Jane blocks look great! I particularly love E1 and the way you lined the stripe through the center of each melon... so nifty! It's such fun to see your blocks and all of the great color combinations you choose.

jen duncan said...

Hi Nanette- Your sweet girl makes the quilt even that much cuter. :-)
Wanted to say I really REALLY enjoyed the past few quilt photo posts. LOTS of inspiration there!!

dana wyzard said...

The only thing prettier than that quilt was the daughter wearing it. You have a blessed life.

Catherine said...

Congratulations -- you deserve the award!
The quilt looks wonderful! I really love that design!

lifeinredshoes said...

Hi! I live in your neck of the woods, Utah that is! I enjoyed your Shop Hop pics, such fun places.

Nedra said...

Thanks for letting people know about us new bloggers Nanette! Also- I loved the pictures of Shop Hop. How I wish I could have gone this year and joined you! This was the next best thing! --Nedra

Anina said...

Lovely, lovely DJ blocks! The photo of your daughter with the quilt is so beautiful!

sarahmurray said...

Nanette, your Dear Jane blocks are so beautiful. I hope to one day start one of my own. It sounds like so much work, but the finished product would be worth it. xx

Jacquie said...

Thanks for highlighting new blogs to visit. I'll check them out! The Dear Jane blocks continue to impress me. Way to go!

Kristi said...

I just ordered a DEAR JANE book from amazon.com!! I can't wait to try to make one...but have a feeling it will take me a VERY long time!!!!!! :)

Oiyi said...

The blocks look great.

CJ said...

Congratulations and THANK YOU!! WOW, my first week of blogging and you are so sweet to bestow an AWARD on it. I am THRILLED!

CJ said...

Thank you, also, for the link for the heart quilt. :D

Busty LaRue said...

Your little Dear Jane blocks are just all so cute! Good job!

Jill said...

Thank-you, Nanette!! That is so sweet of you to award ME!!! Your daughter is just beautiful!!And now,I pass on the award?Just how is that done??? Your blocks look great to me by the way!

tmmkitten said...

wait, when is laurie not being cheeky?
:)

Nan said...

Your Dear Jane blocks are beautiful! I have not tried paper piecing, but hear it is addicting.
Daughter #7 is very pretty!
How sweet of you to give awards to the new bloggers - what a great sense of belonging and recognition for them.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Your daughter is beautiful and looks so sweet wrapped up in your quilt. Those dear jane blocks all look really scary to me, LOL. It certainly would have me stepping out of my comfort box. Good job

Hugs- Karen

michelle said...

I didn't even recognize Laurie. She looks like a model. I thought you hired a professional model and it is cute Laurie. She is growing up too fast. Loved your trunk show pictures. You are the best. Love Shelly

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Jennifer Paganelli said...

7 children??? God Bless you! and the lovely quilt I've been admiring on your blog..way to go girl!!! Jennifer