Friday, February 19, 2021

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? The Perfect Valentine's Gift...


Hi, all!

Friday has rolled around once more - and for many of us, it's been a week of cold weather, ice and snow.  I hope all of you have fared well, and have had power and heat.  We were fortunate, getting a lot of snow and ice but retaining our utilities, so it's been a week for sewing!  But today I'm not going to share any sewing, because my husband got me such a fabulous Valentine's Day present that I want you all to see.  So let's get our whoop whoop on and get started!


I am so lucky that I have a husband who gets me, and who is a creative gift giver!  This year he gave me this great book...

It seems that he has noticed how many memory quilts I've been making lately!  His thought was that I might like to see some new ideas for them and found this book at our local bookstore.   I thought I'd share a few of the pages and ideas the author has, like photographing the clothing before cutting it up for the quilt...

...and interviewing the customer about their desire for a memory quilt, in order to understand how they feel about the pieces they want you to use.

She shows beautifully unique ways of utilizing the pieces of clothing...

...and some very fun and different ways to use t-shirts in quilts.

Her designs are interesting and individualized for each customer, and she shares a bit of their story with each quilt design.  Great photography in this book!

And finally, here's just a sneak peek of one of my favorite quilts in the book.  This is DEFINITELY on my list of quilts to make!

So I'm definitely whooping it up this week, with a fun new book to read and lots of time to sew!

Can I get a whoop whoop?


And now it's your turn!  

What's making you whoop it up this week?

What's got you doing a little happy dance?

Share! We want to dance right along with you,

And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.

Hope to see you there!




  1. The book looks really interesting. My favorite quilt was the hexagon one so pretty! So glad you kept your electric, happy stitching!

  2. What a sweet gift and an amazing hubby!

  3. What a lovely hubby you have, and a fun book! xx

  4. Isn't it just the best when they surprise you in a way that lets you know they thought about you and what interests you?! Great looking book, thanks for sharing.

  5. I love that quote about empathy at the heart of design! That sounds like the perfect Valentine's Day gift for you!

  6. What a treat! Thanks for sharing highlights. That does look like a really fun and educational book!

  7. This book will really get your creative juices going! What a great gift!

  8. Your hubby knows you well. He's certainly a keeper :)

  9. That looks like a great book. I hope you find inspiration.

  10. What a wonderful and unique gift! I love it! That book looks very interesting. I might have to go to the bookstore!

  11. Looks like you got a wonderful book and an even more wonderful hubbie.

  12. What a very thoughtful gift, it looks real interesting as well.


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