Tuesday, October 09, 2007
This is my 399th post and later this month it will be my second anniversary of blogging. To celebrate those two events I am offering one of the bags from the picture to one person who comments before the next post. I'll wait a couple of days to give people in a different time zone a chance too. I'll draw one name from the comments and the winner will get the bag of their choice.
Meanwhile, I got Sweet Dreams sandwiched and pinned but then realized that I don't have enough thread of the right color to quilt it. I'll get thread next time I go to town but in the meantime I have started a Good Morning quilt to go with it. These words are the start of a little poem I learned when I was young. I'm not sure if I will stop here or do the rest of the verse. It is a lot of fun making the letters. I'm still not quite satisfied with the word Morning. I've re-sewn it about five times already. The i has to jump up or it gets lost but maybe this one is jumping a bit too enthusiastically. Also the n and g don't seem to be in quite the right place. I usually put a little strip of background fabric between each letter but this time I am trying it with them touching.
I Googled the verse to see who wrote it and it seems to be good old Anonymous. There are two slightly different versions and lots of verses. I'll use the one I learned.
Good Morning merry sunshine
How did you wake so soon?
You scared away the little stars
And shined away the moon.
I am thinking I will use a moon and a couple of stars in the border. I'm not sure what else I'll need but I do love the look of the dark blue letters on the bright yellow background.