In reading the comments we noticed that:
a) You all like tutorials alot.
b) Many of you like photos of quilts.
c) Many of you also like our Thrifty Threads posts too. This makes us happy!
I've been working on a quilt top for my mom. I started making her star blocks last year in May (for Mother's Day actually.) I posted about them here with a tutorial on how to make them. Every couple of weeks (or months) I would give her a couple more. Sometimes I sent them in the mail. It was fun! She got quite a collection and then I took them back and put them together in a quilt top with a border around it. The top is together, but it may be a while before I get it quilted.
I showed it to her last week and she likes it. It will look even better when it is quilted, mom.
Tomorrow it is Victoria Day in Canada. For us, it means a day off and we are planning to head up to my brother-in-law's 'ranch' in Merrit. My kids were interested in what Victoria Day was all about so we looked it up in the World Book Encyclopedia. You know, the encyclopedias on the shelf, the book kind, not the online kind.
Victoria Day commemorates the birthday of Queen Victoria on May 24, 1819. The people of the Commonwealth Nations have always celebrated the birthday as a patriotic holiday. Did you know that Queen Victoria succeeded to the throne after her uncle, King William IV died? He had no heirs. She was only 19 years old when she began her reign and by my calculations, she reigned for 63 years. One more thing. She had 9 children. And, obviously, she was well-loved by the people if we celebrate her birthday every year.
Are there any Australians reading this? Do you celebrate Victoria Day tomorrow too? Just curious.
Has anyone had their child cut themselves on their rotary cutter? Melissa (7) just cut off the tip of her finger a few hours ago. My feelings were mixed between feeling horrible, guilty and angry (because she has been drilled about not touching my cutter and scissors.) Rotary cutters are sharp! And yes, the safety was on, but she can take it off, of course. She was showing her friend how it works. ( I wonder what her friend is going to tell her mom.)
And don't forget about Mending Week, next week. More on that in a couple of days.