Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tisket a Tasket – November block

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It’s hard to believe that Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is right around the corner, isn’t it?  Our night time temps sure feel like it though.  We’re having some below freezing nights so the electric blankets are now on the beds.  I love the colors at this time of year and the newest block from Anne really let me have fun pulling from my wool stash.  I love the way this block turned out.  009-1

While we were at quilt market, I bought a fat pack of the new Primitive Gatherings plaids called “Simple Gatherings”. Anne and I had fun picking out the sashing and border fabrics.   Now I just have to get them ordered and start putting it all together.  This has been such a fun project to work on all year. 

I want to thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and kind words.   I know there will be difficult days ahead, but I really appreciate the support I’ve had from my blogging friends.   What a wonderful experience blogging has been for me. 

I also want to thank Mr. CnW for stepping in and helping me out because I’m not sure the words would have ever come to me in a blog post.   Losing a parent is something we all have or will have to face, and one of the most difficult and stressful times we will have in our lives; but with the support of family and friends, hopefully, the journey will be a bit easier.  

Hugs, Anne

36 comments:

Darlene said...

I've enjoyed your wool blocks over the past 11 months - delightful.

No words needed - just want to leave a huge (HUG).

Stephanie said...

Sweet. This is going to be a darling quilt.

Quilt Hollow said...

Many hugs being sent your way...for so many things. *wink*

Kaaren said...

A big hug to you Anne.

Your wool rendition of Anne's T-A-T has been a HUGE inspiration for me over the past 10 months. I can't wait to start on the November block.

Karen said...

I like the squirrel in this block and the wool that you used to do it.

kcenya1950 said...

this block is just gorgeous. The best one yet, Condolences on the loss of your mother. It is a difficult passage but I know you will come throug

yellowfarmhouse said...

I think this is my favorite block so far, hmmm could it be because I love fall and pumpkins and then of course it's wool :). It was so good talking with you yesterday :).
BIG HUGS Peaches.

XOXO Karen

Beth said...

Sending a big hug your way. We're all here to support each other. Quilter bloggers are amazing people. Your quilt is going to be so cute when you finish it, only one block to go! I would love to see your wool stash just from seeing this quilt! I'll be in Bend tomorrow for the weekend, maybe I'll bump into you when I'm out running the streets with my sister-in-law getting in trouble. Take care.

Crispy said...

Oh I just love this block!! The shading in the wool gives it all such depth.

Crispy

paulette said...

Hi Anne,
Time will help with the sadness plus those around you will help give you strength - so hang in there! I lost my mom when I was 26 and I still miss her 31 years later. We learn to live with all the wonderful memories and we share them with those around us.
On to quilting...your BOM is stunning! Love it! I tried to enlarge the pic to see what your beige background fabric is...? Is it wool or cotton and if it is cotton how is it to applique wool onto? Do you use a hoop when you are appliquing?
Thanks and take care!
Paulette

Purple and Paisley said...

your blocks are gorgeous!

i am so sorry about the loss of your mom...take care of yourself! ♥

andsewon said...

I am loving this woolie quilt or yours...;-)
I am behind with my cotton applique one(hanging head in shame) but I do plan on doing more of the blocks in wool too.
XO
Lola

Hogan's Adventure said...

Hi Annie-Darling block, as always love the wool...talk to you soon..xoxoxo

Linda said...

Anne.....your quilt is just beautiful, every single block. can't wait to see it all put together. Your Mother was a beautiful lady and looks to be a gentle soul.
Linda

Sandi said...

Another lovely block!! My dad would have loved this one as he fed every squirrel that lived in the trees in their front yard! You could sit in my parents living room and watch the squirrels "dine". :-) I miss my dad, just as you will miss your mom, but thank goodness for all the wonderful memories that stay with us.

Jean C. said...

So sorry to read of your mother's passing. They bring such love and delight into our lives it's hard to think of them leaving us. Remember that she is only as far as your heart... and you will never forget her!
Your blocks are so wonderful... I've been checking them out from the first part of the year! Lovely really... you and Anne inspire me... now, if I could only get my act together to get busy on them! LoL...

quilting chick said...

Beautiful block-just sending hugs
and prayers-one day at a time is
the best we can do-Smile when you
can and let the tears flow when you
need to- Hugs-Marietta

Loris said...

Your wool workings with these appliques are awesome. This quilt is really a work of art and very charming. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Candace said...

I really love this one, Anne! Looks like the wind is blowing - Mr. Crow and Mr. Squirrel will soon need their electric blankies, too!
Cheers

emma said...

we love you, grammy! xxo emma and mason

Sandy F said...

I think that is my favorite. Looks great. Hope you are doing ok. Talk to you soon
Hugs

Sherri said...

Gorgeous...and again...prayers for you and your family.

Rachel said...

Welcome back, Anne!

Your quilt is looking lovely - the new block is so sweet. I'm so excited to see what Anne comes out with for December... but I guess I'd better get that squirrel made for November first.

Karen S. said...

This is my favorite block you have made so far. I love the squirrel.

WoolenSails said...

I just love the choices of wools you use in your blocks.
I made the first one and then gave up, just way too many projects I need to finish and make, as it is;)

Debbie

Martina said...

Your wool block are marvellous! this is my favourite! I look forward to see all 12 put together!
hugs
Martina

Carrie P. said...

I think this block you did for this month is probably my most favorite. Not sure why.
A big hug to you.

Agnes said...

I loved your block this month and every month. The wool version looks really cute.

We have missed you and I extend "hugs" in your time of sorrow. I lost my mom a few years ago and it is a very sad time.

Yvette said...

One more block! They all look sew fantastic.

{hug}

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed all of your wool blocks. Each one gets better than the last! And I was so sure to do mine in redwork..hmmm Hugs,
Louise

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Another beautiful block. I can't wait to see the final quilt. You're in my prayers.
Blessings,
Marcia

Cindy said...

Non-stopping blessings and hugs coming your way from so many of us.

Your wool blocks are so wonderful, warm and inspiring.

Mary said...

What a beautiful quilt you are going to have. Take a deep breath and know others are out here praying for you, many, many hugs, mary

Libby said...

Such sweet blocks. I enjoy seeing them each months.
You and your family continue to be in my thougts.

Jen in NY said...

Beautiful block, Anne. It really works so well! Still thinking of you and your loss. {hugs}

Karen said...

Oh I just really enjoy seeing your version of the bunny blocks! They look so warm and inviting! I will be looking forward to seeing the final block along with the grand finale!
I cannot imagine what you are enduring right now. I'm sorry for your lose and send you warm comforting hugs..