Friday, April 1, 2011

Mommy daughter date....



I have taken Lili to the fabric store with me before, but it has never been just us. We walked around looking at all the wonderful fabrics and decided on this pink satin with sparkles to make a play skirt for her.

I got a little teary eyed as I looked at her with a bolt of fabric in her arms - grabbed my phone to take a picture - realizing that we are starting this incredible sewing and quilting journey together. I learned to sew from my incredible Mom and I can't wait to teach Lili everything I know. We have had a talk about when she can reach her little arms over the bars and to the quilting machine is when I will start teaching her quilting.

She pretty much talked my ear off the entire night - we hit two stores and she managed to tell me everything she was going to make with the fabric we saw. I love that she appreciates this art now and I hope she loves it when she's older.

Oh - and I think I finally have figured out what fabrics to use for a design I am doing - I have only spent about $100 on fabrics that won't work. Don't you hate that?



One last thing - THANK YOU to everyone that voted for me!! I was voted as the Best Long Arm Quilter over at SewCalGal for the Golden Quilters Awards. What an honor - I appreciate just being nominated especially with the amazing quilters that are on the list with me.

Again - THANK YOU! I really appreciate it!

22 comments:

liberal sprinkles said...

Congratulations, Judi. I voted for you, your quilting never fails to amaze me.

My mum used to sew but I never did appreciate it until I discovered how fun it could be. Have a wonderful journey with your daughter :)

Have a great weekend,
Grace

Quilter in the Gap said...

Congratulations on your award. You are deserving. You should make yourself a button so that you can brag properly.

Sarah Craig said...

You totally deserved the award, Judi! Your quilting inspires me every time I see it!!

I love the pic of little LIlli - and your story of when she can use the long arm made me laugh- because my Lilli (only 3 1/2!) keeps grabbing the handles of mine and walking it up and down the frame even now! She's dying to use it! Have fun sewing with her!!

Dorian said...

WOOHOOO!! Congrats Judi! What an awesome award.

Patty D from NC said...

Congrats on winning SewcalGirl sponsored best of Quilting awards!!!!!!! Way to go!

karenfae said...

congratulations Judi - your quilting always has amazed me.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Karen said...

Contratulations Judi. I voted for you and you totally deserve this honor. Your work is truly amazing. Such a cute picture of Lili, your blessings overflow.

Nedra said...

Look what a cutie she is. How wonderful that she has an interest in fabrics already.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

In my opinion.....that award had your name written all over it from the beginning. Perhaps a teaching stint is in your future? Even making some DVD's to sell? There are lots of us who would love to learn to quilt as well as you do....just a thought.

Smiles,
Kelly

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

so cute..she will look like a princess in that pink.
And Congratulations! Your quilting is amazing. I always enlarge and study your patterns before I start trying...of course my are the wobbly, uneven version LOL

The Speckled Hen said...

You leave me speechless everytime I see your machine quilting...you deserve the recognition and my vote. You are such an inspiration!

seespotshop said...

I am SO glad you won (you really do deserve it) and even happier for you and your daughter. Enjoy every minute!

Dora, the Quilter said...

Congratulations on your win. I always love looking at your quilting.
(It will be sooooo much fun to teach your daughter to sew!)

Pam said...

Congratulations! I love looking at your quilting.

Barb said...

What fun for you and your daughter.....what a fun journey....I never had a daughter to share this with so cherish it.

You so deserved that award....you are one of the best!

Stormy Days said...

Oh, you certainly deserve it. Love the picture of your little one, how wonderful to be starting the process with her.

Ellen said...

Congratulations on the award - you deserve it!

WandaFish said...

Congratulations on being voted the Best Long Arm Quilter! Your work is just beautiful :)

Michele said...

Sounds like you had fun :-) And congratulations!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on your quilting award Judi!
Keep up encouraging your daughter. I thought my daughter would pick up on it, but it skips every other generation in our family. I learned from my grandmother as my mom doesn't sew and now I guess I'll teach my granddaughter!

Camille said...

Oh you stinker, this made me all teary... what a sweet girl, and sweet mom.

Award? You couldn't deserve it more. You are outstanding!

Are you going up to quilt market in SL? I'd love to finally meet you!

Dianne said...

Just discovered your blog..what beautiful quilting!! You had to be a winner in that field!! I long to be the owner of a longarm machine,but have probably passed my prime in that quest..love your new pattern!!