Friday, September 18, 2009

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly*

Some details, as promised. Of Gina's gorgeous quilt. The one she made and gave away, and that I won. Oh happy, lucky me!
The photos were taken in ultra-bright sunlight which washed the colors out a little, but you still get a sense of her beautiful, perfect fabric choices and workmanship.
I love it. We are planning to make-over our family room before the winter holidays. I'm not sure if 'family room' translates; we certainly didn't call anything the 'family room' in the house where I grew up. We said 'front room,' even, and not 'living room' as they do here in the East (although that's different from the 'family room'). Anyway, it is the room on the ground floor of the house, next to the kitchen, where the sofa and tv are and where we hang out. So my point (yes!) is that Gina's quilt may in fact become the focal point of that room; I was going to hang it in the bedroom but it deserves a wider audience.
Meanwhile, The Season has begun. Hurray! A 6-1 win last week, and the next game is tomorrow. Dean moved up a division and is loving it more than ever. He's a different person in some ways on the field -- takes no guff. That's MY ball. Not in an inappropriately aggressive way, just in an appropriately forceful way. Great to see.

*Lavender's blue, dilly dilly, lavender's green,
When I am king, dilly, dilly, you shall be queen.
Who told you so, dilly, dilly, who told you so?
'Twas my own heart, dilly, dilly, that told me so.
(and Burl Ives sings it best)

3 comments:

Gina said...

Glad you are still enjoying the quilt.

Well done to Dean going up a league. I'm glad he has the right level of aggression on the field. It'll stand him in good stead.
Don't kno wif you get it with you but ESPN is showing Liverpool v West Ham on Sat . Kick Off is around 5.00pm our time

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Linda said...

oh how wonderful to WIN a quilt it is beautiful and Gina is incredibly generous xxxxx

Julie said...

That quilt really is wonderfully made and so pretty. Love the colors. Lucky, lucky you! :)