Wow! Friday is here already - are you still in a turkey coma from yesterday's festivities? It's time to get our whoop-whoop on!! I hope you'll take a few minutes this weekend to share your own whoop whoops - try to fit it in amidst all the bargain hunting and leftover-eating! Let's get started!
I was so excited to get the binding on Lilli's annual quilt Thursday morning before we headed out for Thanksgiving feasting!
This year I told her, since she was going to be nine, that she could pick out her own fabric and pattern for her annual quilt if she wanted. She answered that all she wanted was a photo quilt (she really liked the one I made for her mom's birthday) because she wanted to remember what she was like "when she was a little girl"!
Half the fun of making this quilt was going through my old photographs and picking out my absolute favorites...
...like that bottom pic where she was my photography assistant...
...remembering special fun times we've had together...
Look at how much she's grown!
That picture on the right cracks me up - she wouldn't go outside that spring without her raincoat and rainboots on, and she carried around that metal lizard everywhere - because it matched her raincoat!
And this picture just makes me smile -
It captures her personality perfectly!
Now, I know many of you are wondering what an annual quilt is. When Lilli turned two, I had just started quilting, and decided to make her a quilt. She was really into tracing her hand that year, so I traced her hand onto felt and used it as a label. The next year, I decided to continue the tradition and made her another quilt that reflected what she was like in the year she was three. It's become a tradition, and one that's grown to the other two grandchildren, too! It definitely keeps me on my toes, but it's a lot of fun... The labels on each year's quilt tell a little bit about what each child was like and what they liked to do. I love to think of their own children looking at them someday and trying to imagine their parents at that age!
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you dance a little happy dance?
Share - we want to dance right along with you -
And it's always more fun to celebrate with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -
Hope to see you there!