Sunday, November 13, 2016


It's our daughter's birthday; and since I hadn't
 made her a table runner, I decided to whip one up this week for her.
She loves the rustic, western look; and has lots of neat cowboy collectibles --- many from our family's heritage.

The court house steps block is always an easy, go-to pattern; and I thought the pattern would be apropos.  She was adopted, and we brought her home at three weeks of age from the local courthouse!!!!   I made my first parenting mistake with her on those courthouse steps.  I thought I knew everything about parenting then as we already had a four-year-old; and no child of mine was going to have a pacifier.  So, as we walked out on those steps there was a trash barrel; and I threw her pacifier right out of her mouth and into that trash barrel.  Regret, regret ------ she became a dedicated thumb sucker, and consequently endured 10 years of orthodontics.  I learned my lesson, and our grandchildren had no complaints from me about their pacifiers. 
All of the fabrics are from my scraps/stash.  I finished it up with some wavy machine quilting using a variegated thread.
Easy, peasy ---- hope she likes it.
Happy Birthday, Jenni!  Birthday cake and presents today, then in three weeks we will celebrate Adoption Day with dinner.  It was such a special experience -- we celebrate twice.

I'm joining the following:
Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making
Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday
Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday
Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social Wednesday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
Quilting Readers Garden for WIPS Be Gone Friday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday
Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday
Sew Can She for Show Off Saturday


Cathy said...

The cowboy fabric is so cute!! I'm sure she loved it!

Bonnie said...

Wonderful table runner. And, I love your story. Happy BD and Adoption day to all of you.

Pale Blue Corner said...

Very nice table runner, the horse in the center is a very good idea.

Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

I love doing organic wavy lines for quilting, lovely gift!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

What a special event for your family, an adoption, and so great to hear that you celebrate it each year. I love the connection with the courthouse steps pattern.

Jann Olson said...

Oh, I bet she loved it Sally! It will go great with her western style. Thanks for sharing with SYC.