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Monday, October 11, 2021

Design Wall Monday - October 11, 2021

 Good Morning Quilters!  And Happy Thanksgiving Day to those of you in Canada!  I am celebrating with you today because Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and why not celebrate it twice.  I have much to be thankful for.  My cold is almost gone, and I did get tested for Covid, and the test came back negative.  I didn’t think it was Covid, but I wanted to be sure.  And was so thankful that it was just a cold, and I am feeling better every day.

My May Day Baskets quilt blocks are almost finished.  Here is #28 of the 30 blocks.  I have only 2 more to embroider.  Yeah!!  When the last 2 are completed, I will have to decide how to sash them, or if I want to add a plain alternate block.  


I drew a name out of the hat for the free "Pinwheel Garden" pattern for the little 11" by 13" quilt.  And the winner is:  Bonnie, from the In Stitches with Bonnie blog.  Congratulations Bonnie!  Please email me with your address, and I will put the cute little pattern in my mailbox on its way to you.


There were a few questions about the Dalia quilt that was on my friend's guest bed while I was traveling last week.  To refresh your memory, it was this:


The embroidery is done by machine, and I did find a label which told me it was mass produced from.....Japan....or China?  I don't know, but it was beautiful and it looked great in her guest room.  


Also in her guestroom, was this charming little poem, framed on the wall:


Welcome Guest!

Hello, Guest, and howdeedo!
This small room belongs to you,
And our house and all that's in it----
Make yourself at home each minute.
If the temperature displeases
Take a couple of our breezes;
And if that should chill you later----
Sit upon our radiator.
If a hungry pang is twitchin'
Make a raid upon our kitchen----
Help yourself to book or blotter,
Easy chair or teeter-totter;
All is yours that you like best,
You're at home, now!
Welcome, Guest!

I looked up the author when I got home, and it was written by J.P.McEvoy in 1918.  I shall have to make a framed copy for my guests to read in our guest room.

I am hoping to have another May Day Basket block finished next week to show you.  What are you working on this week?  Please join the linky party below and show us your Design Wall Monday treats.  Thanks for linking back to this blog post, and also mentioning Design Wall Mondays somewhere within your post.  You are my kind of people!




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5 comments:

  1. Your May Day quilt will be beautiful. Love this new block. Embroideries stitched by those of a bygone era always make me smile. How gorgeous is the Dalia quilt on your friend's guest room bed. Sweet poem too.

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  2. Love to see another basket; I'll actually be sad to see these all finished-it's been a treat to follow your progress.

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  3. What a lovely poem for a guest room!
    Congratulations on finishing another basket block...2 more to go!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. Hi Judy, I really hope that you enjoyed your first Thanksgiving of the season :-) Our was very good, thanks! Your basket is looking great - my goodness, only two to go! Enjoy and take care.

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  5. Your May Day blocks have all turned out so pretty.
    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, too, since I was a kid.
    Charming little poem. Oh dear, my guest room isn't nearly so welcoming!

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