Monday, July 13, 2009

Love & Flowers

I asked my son if I could put a strip of free-pieced letters on the back of his quilt, saying something like, "made with love by Mom."

He didn't look all that excited about the idea.

He suggested I use "xxx..." which is the way I traditionally sign my emails to him. Everybody knows the X's mean kisses, and the 3 dots mean "et cetera." But in a Valentine's card my son gave me many many years ago, after his signature, he added the three x's, the three dots and then, "(infinity)". It's been sort of a tradition ever since.So I followed his suggestion. This -will- be on the back of the Sunshine Quilt I am not showing you.

In a totally non-quilt related area, this is a picture of the planter I have out on my porch. I positioned so I can see it when I sit at the dining room table

It gives me something nice to look at, instead of the blank wall of the building next door. I also have a nice big planter of purple wave petunias that I can't see from where I sit at the table. Out in the back, I have a container garden of thyme, oregano, parsley, rosemary, marjoram, mint, catnip, several kinds of basil, some peppers, a planter of arugula and a tomato plant.


Evelyn said...

That is the sweetest thing I've read in a long time! I love "secret messages" like that. I'm sure he will treasure it always.

Sharon said...

I think that's a perfect way for you to "sign" your quilt. And what a sweet story!

Love your flowers. . . much better than a blank wall!

YankeeQuilter said...

The triple x is wonderful!

Tina said... those little traditions we make with our kids!